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1996

There are many Rioja bodegas with the vaunted title Marqués in their name – Riscal, Cacéres, Concordia inter alia. In the UK, those of …

So, when we’d finished up at the food & wine night, and we retired to Christian’s for cigars and a “nightcap”, and a choice …

A very pleasant way to say goodbye to my 1-month flatmate, Lucy. Having said that, it definitely improved over days, suggesting that, as a …

Whereas this was a real pleasure and a great example of a ‘96! A second entry for Moutardier’s vintage, and the middle of a …

Disappointing, this one. For a Champagne from one of the greater vintages, it seemed a little harsh, and less complex than I expected. Medium …

Top end of the Bodegas Trapiche range from Argentina, that was available in the Diageo staff shop, so I thought I’d test. Deep yellow-gold …

Really glad I picked this one up at the staff shop, because it didn’t conform to the “Aussie Cab Sav” stereotype. A really “poised” …

Bought this when visiting the Chateau, near Dijon. Since buying, the bottle has been moved, shipped, and generally used and abused, so I was …

Fontanafredda and Casa E. di Mirafiore are sister estates in Serralunga d’Alba, both owned by the same Italian entrepreneur, and we got to know …

Wow! A really, very pleasant surprise. Also bought from Tracey’s Mum’s place near Nahant, where the guy had described it as a eucalyptus-style classic …