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Exploration

An experimental blend of red Xynomavro and white Roditis, so no vintage date or appellation given. But experimental in another way, which the fantasy …

In my ‘Odd Reds’ line-up, I thought I’d put my first Baga. And this showed how good it can be when expertly handled by …

My first Etna Rosso, and I immediately understood what all the fuss is about – weird and wonderful! I still don’t get Etna Bianco, …

A first Mondeuse, to the best of my recollection. From the shop in Cluses. Deep ruby / purple. Dark berry fruit notes: mulberry and …

Picked up in the deli / wine shop in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, as an ‘interesting interlude’, given we were in Irouleguy country. But surprisingly hard to …

More a curiosity than a great wine. In fact, definitely curiosity value. Whilst on Cape Verde, we had to try the local wine – …

Another from the Optimor 3rd “ABC” case, and it reminded me why I went for a Nero d’Avola – there’s definitely something special in …

Picked this up at Budapest Airport after my first visit to Hungary (DUB -> BUD -> DUB) along with a couple more bottles of …

At first pass I thought this may have been “corked”, but quickly remembered a description of Hunter Valley Aussie Semillon as having “burnt toast” …