Category Archives: Natural Wine

Basket Press Wines at Plateau, Brighton (March 2020)

Oh how different the world seemed a couple of weeks ago. Basket Press Wines, the importer of primarily Czech wines, was down in Brighton to show some new wines and vintages to the staff of Plateau and Ten Green Bottles, … Continue reading

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Recent Wines, February 2020 #theglouthatbindsus

The wine trade, and the hospitality industry in general, is going through a very worrying time with Coronavirus. I am well aware that my complete inability to find a single four-pack of toilet rolls in any local supermarket in four … Continue reading

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Dynamic By Name, Dynamic By Nature

The UK is blessed with an almost uncountable number of wonderful wine merchants, and I love too many of them to be deemed a truly loyal customer. They range from tiny enterprises like Basket Press, Modal Wines and Nekter up … Continue reading

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Recent Wines January 2020 #theglouthatbindsus

Dry January…I write about wine, so that’s not going to happen, is it! I can’t even make you roll around on the floor laughing at the tired old joke about sticking to dry wine, because in the dozen most interesting … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2019 #theglouthatbindsus

I haven’t quite finished my series of articles on Australia, and I certainly hope to write and publish the last of those before the tasting calendar kicks in, which it does in a couple of weeks with Le Grappin in … Continue reading

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Recent Wines September 2019 #theglouthatbindsus

You’ve probably noticed how frantically I have been writing recently, with so many of September’s round of tastings to get through. Now is the time to reflect what I’ve been drinking at home in the past month, but I really … Continue reading

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Out The Box Young Importers 2019, Part 2

Part 1 of my Out The Box 2019 article covered three of the importers who were showing their wines in Clerkenwell last Tuesday: 266 Wines, Swig and Uncharted Wines. If you haven’t yet read Part 1 you will find it via the link here. This … Continue reading

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Out The Box Young Importers 2019, Part 1

The Out The Box “young importers” tasting took place on Tuesday 1 October at what has become its usual venue, The Crypt on the Green, beneath St James’s Church in Clerkenwell (London). The rather flattering name of this tasting event … Continue reading

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Les Caves de Pyrene Drinking Outside the Box Tasting 2019 (Part 3)

This final part of my coverage of the large and rather magnificent 2019 vintage Les Caves portfolio tasting (or at least the London leg) contains well over thirty wines, so I won’t waste time on introductions. If you haven’t read my preliminary … Continue reading

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Les Caves de Pyrene Drinking Outside the Box Tasting 2019 (Part 2)

This second part of my coverage of Les Caves de Pyrene‘s 2019 London Portfolio Tasting takes in four of the categories of wines which relate to “terroir and climate”. These are Minerals, Sea Sand and Saline, Volcanoes and Mountains and Garrigue Maquis Fynbos. If you would … Continue reading

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