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Viognier

After Bollinger Grande Année 1999, this was a comedy / random first still white at dinner with Tim, Kristy, Matt, Ellie and Goof. And …

This is superb – showing the finer side of 2010 Northern Rhône whites – especially Condrieu. More fruit-driven than the toastier Grand Vallon. But …

A great start to Christmas Eve dining that changed continually with aeration and warming, to reveal a rich, complex, but balanced white. This certainly …

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

This was a beauty. Mature, but with concentration to age gracefully for another 5 years, maybe? Quite dense garnet colour (medium, rather than light …

Another different white from the Optimor case. I was particularly pleased because I guessed this as being barrel fermented, before looking at the label …

A pleasant drink but an advert for taking 0.5-1% off the ABV. Was browsing a wine shop in Kilkenny when I noticed a few …

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 …

The first time I have definitively smelled butterscotch on a wine. Other aromas of vanilla, butter and passion fruit as well. Flavours of apricot …