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Was always likely to be a long shot that this would be on great form, and indeed, for dinner at POTG, it was past …

[Eric Baugher signature. March 10, 2015]. The highlight of a Ridge dinner at Planet of the Grapes, with Eric Baugher, who leads day-to-day winemaking, …

This may not be the greatest Château in the greatest vintage, but I think a very typical Margaux – elegant and refined, without any …

Drunk at the posada, the evening after dinner with their winemakers. Reduced oak and ripeness have likely helped this be a little more restrained …

Another highlight of a great Cabernet line-up. Refined, albeit still a classic California Cabernet, with American oak influence. Less elegant than Quintessa, but very …

My finisher’s prize for 2013 Marathon du Médoc. And a very pleasant mid-week glass. Tannins perhaps still in need of a bit more time …

First wine of Booker 2013, and Anne-Marie, Alex and Flo sat down for an early lunch on Friday. Just into maturity this one, and …

Napa Valley, the Big Daddy of California wines, is today world-famous for Big Cabs and Bold Chardonnays, landmark wineries and the Napa Valley Wine …

Paso Robles to the Santa Cruz Mountains – or ‘the rest of the Central Coast’, between Santa Barbara County and the city of San …

Anne-Marie, SJ and I had a roast lamb dinner together, so I served this ‘almost’ good wine from my Hors Concours case (good / …