Category Archives: Champagne

Wimps! (Champagne & Chardonnay)

Wimps is a wine lunch. It was one of the early examples of what people who inhabit internet forums call an offline, where people who meet online actually get together, flesh and blood. “Wimps” isn’t an acronym. It was coined by its … Continue reading

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Growing Reputation

One of my regular readers asked a while back for some recommendations for Grower Champagnes in advance of a forthcoming visit, and I’ve been meaning to oblige. This month’s Decanter Magazine has a Tasting of Grower wines, but as always, … Continue reading

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Return to the Vaults Part 2 – Tutto and Vine Trail

Part 1 of my March 2017 Vaults Tasting Article covered the exciting new importer of Spanish wines, OtrosVinos. Part 2, here, covers Tutto Wines and Vine Trail. Winemakers Club and Gergovie get a shout in Part 3, and finally, Part … Continue reading

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The Return of Fizz & Chips!

Before there was Fish & Fino there was Fizz & Chips. Latterly this took place at Fish Club in Clapham Junction, before they got fed up with us…and then closed down. But Fizz & Chips began as an irregular but … Continue reading

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Bérêche Night

Several times each year a group of friends, who all share an avid interest in the wines of Equipo Navazos, get together for dinner at 28-50 Restaurant in Marylebone (London). Most of the time we don’t drink Sherry at all, … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2016

The sudden realisation that if I don’t write about some recent wines soon, we shall be into the festive flurry, reminded me I do have a few exceptionally tasty wines to tell you about. In clearing the decks, don’t think … Continue reading

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Now We Have Sunshine (Recent Wines)

There’s something about a spell of sunny weather that makes me want to drink more wine. Something to do with long evenings and tables out in the garden. I thought I’d share a few recent bottles that seemed to fit … Continue reading

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Vintage!

Vintage, in relation to wine, has more than one meaning. To the group of Japanese tourists over from Les Crayères, who I accompanied with Raphael Bérèche around his cellars, it meant (albeit erroneously in this case) the pinnacle of achievement … Continue reading

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Wine Gang Prestige Champagne Event

Last night thirty very lucky people visited the Antique Wine Company’s Marylebone tasting room to taste ten Champagnes in the company of The Wine Gang (Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, David Williams, Ant Rose and Jo Simon). It really was a … Continue reading

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