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Not a renowned vintage for Noval, as they were going through a lean period, pre-AXA, and this is starting to show its age. Nevertheless, …

Dessert was a superb, dense chocolate mousse, with caramel ice cream, and red fruit sauces. After an initial thought of tawny Port to match …

A nice stocking-filler, this one. Technically a half-bottle, but since full bottles of Tokaji are only 50cl, this makes for a decent-sized, 2-glass ‘mini’. …

In the beautiful spa town of Acqui Terme, at the Enoteca Regionale “Terme e Vino” in the 16th century town hall, we were introduced …

Moscato d’Asti and its Asti DOCG sparkling brethren were born – as indeed was Italian sparkling wine – in Canelli. Here, at Castello Gancia, …

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. …

Since Katy would also miss my birthday, we decided to match ice cream dessert (turron, Baileys and crystallised ginger) with this other comedy offering …

When it came to the cheese course, I had an old LBV Port to hand, but that was tired, and rather low quality, so …

Bought this several years ago whilst visiting the Roussillon winery (which I cycled 50km to), with Mum. But it took that long to find …

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