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I’ve taken an older Cantenac Brown label off and it was a mammoth and painful task… For the 2000 I just tore it too …

Red wine of the night at our annual get-together with Jack, Rob etc. Only overshadowed by Marc Colin’s 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse. This shows …

A great birthday gift from Tina, that I used to Christen SJ awesome present of a spangly Riedel decanter. And a wholly-appropriate wine with …

Picked this up from POTG – a 2nd bottle of this matured, classy Burgundy (a case of the 2005 of which is sitting in …

The best match we could come up with for a dish containing chillis, walnuts, beef, soured cream, sultanas and pomegranates was a Zinfandel, and …

I didn’t take a note at the time, and it’s taken a long time to get around to writing this up – mostly because …

The New World Cabernet Sauvignon part of the 2nd Optimor Case, this one. Shows up Margaret River beautifully, with a freshness of acidity that …

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

So, the official ‘first wine’ from the Second Optimor Wine Club case! Savennières was chosen to represent the Loire Valley and Chenin Blanc, and …

My first Bordeaux from the lauded 2000 vintage. Jean-Luc Thunevin’s wines have recently been criticised for being “too short-lived” for ‘proper’ Bordeaux. Well, I’d …