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I wasn’t sure how this would be, given that 1975 is certainly not the Vintage of the 70s! But in the end, though it …

[A boire dans ???, signed Nicolas] Another POTG dinner, this time Nicolas Sinoquet the MD of Gruaud-Larose. And another 1989. Pale-mid garnet; broad brick …

The finale of a 20-50 winemaker dinner with Gregory Valloire – one of the 4 of the last 8 magnums of this at the …

Whilst visiting Riquewihr, Dad and I stopped in at Hugel’s excellent tasting room, and this was a good example of a fully-mature, rich Pinot …

A brief white interlude from a POTG dinner with Etienne Hugel. This was a mature, balanced, quality Riesling. From the Schönenbourg Grand Cru. Deep …

Served to us blind in a line-up of 8 Rieslings, by Christina’s brother – all dry styles. This was the wine of the night …

Our final, slightly hungover, on-our-way-to-the-airport tutored tasting after Rust was highly memorable. At the hedonists’ palace that is the Palais Coburg hotel-restaurant – with …

An unexpected spot at The 10 Cases, Covent Garden this. I didn’t know Baumard did a dry Savennières at all, so to find a …

From Princess’ dad’s stash, I think, and into the Wine Club. A nice, well-matured Left-Bank Bordeaux. Coming to the end of its life, but …

From the Cave of Delights, like Montus XL ’96. Initially not quite a harmonious whole, but on warming and extended aeration, came together well …