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Off the beaten track

The quality of winemaking that Planeta are renowned for comes through on this Fiano, yielding a quite complex, deep, but balanced wine that was …

Picked up in the deli / wine shop in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, as an ‘interesting interlude’, given we were in Irouleguy country. But surprisingly hard to …

[Signed by Haridimos Hatzidakis in 2016, about 6 months before he killed himself] This is, self-evidently, Hatzidakis’ Mavrotragano, which is a rare, red Santorini …

Picked up whilst ‘exploring’ The VineYard in Dorking. My first Mallorcan wine, from more-or-less the only DO (Binissalem), and the only major producer. Modern, …

From exploring The VineYard’s Spain section, an unusual (but trendy) Rioja – 100% Graciano, with is normally a small blending addition, like Petit Verdot …

More a curiosity than a great wine. In fact, definitely curiosity value. Whilst on Cape Verde, we had to try the local wine – …

Another from the Optimor 3rd “ABC” case, and it reminded me why I went for a Nero d’Avola – there’s definitely something special in …

Great opening to dinner with Jack, Rob and Kari. A classic Champagne blend of both Pinots and Chardonnay, that had elegance and refinement. Could …

Proof that Carlsberg are real brewers! It’s such a pity that almost none of their specialist or micro-brews escape Denmark. Picked this up at …

Even though this is already in Book 1, after much prevarication, I decided it should go in again (hence out of position, as we …