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Old vines

In 2002, I first met Santiago Ysart Alvarez de Toledo – Santi Ysart – when we joined the full-time MBA programme at London Business …

Sonoma is, in fact, a large region. Most people, including myself, would probably think of Sonoma as Napa’s quieter, more rural, more familial, ‘little …

Iconic is a term often over-used. In the case of Ridge Vineyards it is entirely appropriate. Their instantly recognisable label design is, literally, an …

A different vintage from the 1997, that I also picked up whilst at Diageo. This was more appealing, more complex I think, and better …

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’d had a recommendation from one of the folks at Wines of Rioja to visit Ysios since it is close to Laguardia where we …

A lot of pain for the pleasure! In Ireland, Diageo / UB is the agent for Santa Rita, but I had to order this …

Very disappointing. May have been a little “off” – it had thrown a lot of sediment and was a little bubbly initially. Slightly “baked” …