Category Archives: Artisan Wines

Bojo Rising Part 1 – The Masterclass

Thursday saw the annual trade tasting for Inter Beaujolais, organised to perfection once more by Westbury Comms at The Trampery on Old Street. In my second article (to follow) I plan to provide an overview of the 2016 and 2017 vintages by … Continue reading

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Modal Wines at Plateau – Nic Rizzi Talks Natural Wines and Terroir Wines

Last night, Nicolas Rizzi, founder of Modal Wines, undertook a tasting at Plateau in Brighton, introducing a few of the wines from his portfolio, and discussing how provenance affects the wine in the bottle. As well as importing a very exciting small range of … Continue reading

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London Wine Fair 2018 Part 1 – Esoterica

It’s that time of year when the London Wine Fair comes to London’s Olympia. For anyone who has never been, it’s an enormous three day event, boasting 14,000 wines from 40 countries. The vast “trading floor” has many gems among the diaspora … Continue reading

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Recent Wines (March/April 2018) #theglouthatbindsus

For my last article for around three weeks I am going to clear the decks with some more fascinating recent wines. What to leave out proved difficult, so there are fourteen here. I’ll try not to waffle too much. I’ve … Continue reading

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Recent Wines (February 2018) #theglouthatbindsus

I’m a little bit behind again with my regular pieces on recent wines drunk at home, so here I’ll mention just eight stars from February, along with a clutch of wines we drank last Saturday night (which deserve not to … Continue reading

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Raw London 2018 Part 2

This is the second part of my selection from Raw Wine London 2018, the first part of which precedes this article. Here we have eleven more producers from the weekend before last’s event at The Store on London’s Strand. All but one are … Continue reading

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“I remember, Standing by the Wall” (Berlin Bars)

With Raw Wine Week coming up here in the UK, my attention was turned to Berlin’s own Raw Wine in May, when a friend said he was thinking of going over for it. I’ve just come back from a week … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo – Indigo Wines Portfolio 2018

The Vinyl Factory is a nostalgic venue for any music lover. Even the entrance has its charm because you go in via Phonica Records on Soho’s Poland Street, past the vinyl and CDs, before descending. I always enjoy an event … Continue reading

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Recent Wines (Autumn 2017) #theglouthatbindsus

This latest case of “wines drunk at home” is titled “Autumn”, but to be honest the weather has been so unseasonably warm recently that you would almost think it was summer here. In fact someone was laughing at me on … Continue reading

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‘Tis Fine, ‘Tis Noble and ‘Tis Sweet to See

There are two London wine stores right now in the Noble Fine Liquor stable (not quite yet a chain, perhaps), and another that doubles as a bar and kitchen, and they have quickly created an enviable reputation for themselves, based on their … Continue reading

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