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A pleasant-enough way to round of our final evening in Madeira with David and Gabriele: some tropical fruit, with a decent French oak coating, …

Randomly bumped into David Hohnen in a wine shop in Kensington, and had a good chat through some of his wines on tasting. All …

A surprise finale to Richard Hemming’s JR.com Riesling blind tasting – a classically-styled Beerenauslese (albeit more fruit-forward), but from South Africa. Nicely-balanced acidity and …

Charlie Melton’s accidentally mis-translated Château-Neuf-du-Papes blend. Equal Grenache and Syrah, with 4% Mourvèdre. Mid ruby-garnet. Ripe, refined plum and ripe raspberry. Meat development to …

Quite a classical Mendoza Malbec. Deep black, with a hint of purple at the narrow rim. Jammy bramble fruit with some pepper spice and …

[Thanks for coming. Maria. 11/13/14.] The easiest label ever to get… straight from the hand-labelling the team were doing when we visited the estate! …

The most interesting of Year 2’s neutral whites line-up, and also one of the riper. From Horst Sauer, who is apparently one of the …

Anna brought this round as a random, ready-opened bottle, as we discussed MW year 2 plans. I think my first St Nicolas de Bourgueil, …

This was a surprise in a couple of ways. First, it finished-off (almost literally, given the next morning…) an unexpected Monday night dinner with …

A split half-dozen courtesy of Planet of the Grapes, with both the 2011 and 2012 vintages. Planting them side-by-side, both were modern styles of …