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[Tim, wishing you all the best for your MW future. Has been a real pleasure talking with you. John Hancock. 30/9/14. Planet of the …

This vintage was an exam wine, and rightly so. The wine of the sweet line-up. Stunning complexity, power and density. Fully sweet, but enough …

Picked up whilst in the Alps, this is a bit of an oddity – not because it’s a vin de paille, with straw-dried grapes …

Bussola’s ripasso method Valpolicella, and clearly a ‘serious’ version. But not so serious that it can’t be drunk without meditation. A good balance. Opened …

Nervi is the oldest surviving winery in Gattinara, established in 1906 when Italo Nervi was able to buy land cheaply in the area, after …

Distinctly out of order, this one, due to pasting things out of place! One from our second WSET class on Italy, and my first …

I didn’t take a note at the time, and it’s taken a long time to get around to writing this up – mostly because …

This was probably the least impressive wine of the night, even though it was still pretty good. Kari & I spotted it when we …