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Semillon

This may have lots of Aussie gold medals, and have scored quite highly amongst critics, but – even though I can see it’s a …

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 …

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

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

Bought a case en primeur, and well worthwhile – albeit likely to mature early due to the weather profile – it’s definitely more intensely …

A gift from Christian, for helping out with his finances. We had this on Christmas Eve 2008, with a lamb stir fry. A very …

We decided to have some wine & cheese after work on Friday, so when shopping for cheese (in the new John Lewis / Waitrose …

Also from POTG’s cellar clearance and the final wine of my birthday, served with Bleu d’Auvergne and the sweet biscuit course (including ginger biscuits). …

Having failed to get the 1996 label off in Book #1, definitely had to get this in! Overall, a pleasant, if a little simple, …

There are 1,368 commercially-grown grape varieties documented in the above great tome. I will never taste them all, but I have tasted a fair …