Category Archives: Wine Agencies

Recent Wines April 2021 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

April arrived swiftly, May even more quickly, but as I begin my roundup of last month’s bottles, with reference to my previous article, I can pretty confidently assure you that no “Roundup” was used on any of these wines. They … Continue reading

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Feral Art et Vin – Going Wild in Bordeaux

It’s an inescapable fact that the wine trade is, despite occasional deviations, one of the friendliest professions you could imagine working in. For some reason people in wine just seem on the whole to be extremely friendly, supportive, co-operative, and … Continue reading

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Recent Wines January 2021 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

For Part 2 of the most interesting wines we drank at home during January we head first to Beaujolais before a massively contrasting wine made by an Englishman in South Africa. Next up a wine from Italy’s Cinque Terre, a … Continue reading

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Recent Wines December 2020 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

I’m not going to lie to you, this third Lockdown in the UK is pretty hard. First time around we at least had the sunshine, and no idea really that things would go quite the way they did (well, we … Continue reading

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Recent Wines December 2020 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

There’s a strange feel to writing about the wines we drank at home during December. Looking back on the first ten bottles, which will comprise Part 1, it seems so long ago that I drank them, more so than usual. … Continue reading

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Review of the Year 2020

Well indeed, what a year 2020 has been! Like no other, for sure. But although everyone involved in the world of wine has experienced life in different ways, wine is still there, and has given us all immense pleasure, a … Continue reading

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Discovery Dozen – 2020s Magic Moments for Friends in Wine

If one thing has been said to me more than anything else this year, it’s that wine lovers have never drunk as well as they have during 2020. I think as we’ve all been drinking more at home, and very … Continue reading

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The Christmas Popup You Mustn’t Miss (Basket Press Wines on Hackney Road)

I don’t know if you are like me but I love browsing. Record shops, book shops and yes, wine shops. I find it remarkably difficult to enter one of these establishments and to leave without a purchase. But aside from … Continue reading

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Recent Wines July 2020 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Following on from Part 1 (the previous article on the site so I won’t provide a link), Part 2 of July’s wines at home has a definite Austrian texture to it. There are three Austrian wines here, plus one Czech, … Continue reading

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Recent Wines July 2020 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

We stick with the two-part format again for July’s wines. I’ve selected sixteen once more, which represent a mix of the best and the most interesting bottles drunk at home during July. It remained a month of minimal socialising, although … Continue reading

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