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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 …

First of a case of anniversary Rieussec 75s, broached on my birthday at Planet of the Grapes, with Nicolas Jaboulet. A pretty good wine, …

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 birthday present for SJ, since she likes Meursault so much! A bit of a risk to try a late ‘90s white Burgundy, but …

To celebrate New Year’s Eve dinner with Kev, Pete and Whippet, as the clouds over Mont Blanc cleared to reveal it in all its …

Brought for comedy value (awful vintage; moderate quality producer; random provenance), and drunk after the 1982, but surprisingly not too bad at all (though …

In the hunt for a reasonably priced 1982 Bordeaux for Katy’s brother’s girlfriend’s birthday (a 1982 baby…), which ultimately yielded Langoa-Barton, we picked this …