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The Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn / Winter press tasting, in stark contrast to the Co-op supermarket’s Autumn press tasting exactly a week before, showed …

I was shopping swiftly in John Lewis food hall for an impromptu dinner, when someone called my name (Oli Loveday) and offered me a …

Served at the 2009 edition of pre-Xmas get together with Jack, Rob, Kari, Sarah, Helen and Kieran. Good richness of flavour and body, with …

Having drunk the 2001 in class, and experienced lime & stones – very austere – I was a touch nervous opening this for Peter …

I visited the Long Gully vineyard with Matt Dicey, the winemaker. Having tasted some grapes, he decided to harvest 48 hours later for the …

We cracked this for comedy value because it was there and Tim is a 77 baby. It more-or-less met expectations – i.e. over-the-hill and …

South Africa – a wine industry that’s 320-odd years old. Or 20-odd, depending on your point of view (OK, some poetic licence taken there …

Picked this up at Tesco, randomly, and cracked it when we needed another glass, post-curry. A pretty decent Riesling, but not staggeringly complex or …

’92 seems able to maintain youthfulness – just like J. B. Becker’s ’92 Rheingau drunk before, this was fresh, with lemon / lime fruit …

Our final sample for Germany in class, and an enjoyable way to finish. Perhaps not as awesome as the Rheingau can deliver, but it …