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This was an oddity picked-up at the Cave de Rasteau after riding Ventoux. Drunk perhaps a bit old – so with somewhat more faded …

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 …

I have a generally deep dislike for Pinot Grigio, as a broadly vapid waste of time, that insults Pinot Gris. But I know there …

Picked up for interest from Bedales. Mid-depth lemon-green, with a light spritz. Initially sweaty, then almost Sauvignon-Blanc-like ‘crisp’ aromatics. Once it opened out, it …

[Signed in 2016 by Jean-René Germanier and Gilles Besse: Trés impression par le cahier de Tim. Des desgustations si approfondés. Wonderfull. Jean-René Germanier Magnifique …

The quality of winemaking that Planeta are renowned for comes through on this Fiano, yielding a quite complex, deep, but balanced wine that was …

Picked up whilst ‘exploring’ The VineYard in Dorking. My first Mallorcan wine, from more-or-less the only DO (Binissalem), and the only major producer. Modern, …

Another of Dad’s, and a very interesting showing from a big Chilean producer, of the potential Chile has for less conventional varieties. Whilst I …

Another exploration white from the winery supposed to be Australia’s best at Marsanne, and a pretty decent example. Refreshing and easy drinking. Pale straw …