Category Archives: Wine Tastings

Moldova – Didn’t See That Coming

It’s fair to say that many wine lovers would be hard pushed to pinpoint Moldova on a map, let alone realise that it is a country with a very long winemaking history. Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, most of Moldova … Continue reading

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Bruno Paillard and Dosage:Zéro – A Fascinating Release

You may have read my last roundup of the best wines I drank at home during August, under my usual hashtag #theglouthatbindsus, and you might recall that one of them was a Champagne that I readily admit surprised me by … Continue reading

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Take a Quick SWiG

Back on 25th September I was at the Out The Box young importers tasting and I promised to put up some notes on what I tried from Swig at the end of last week, following their joint Portfolio tasting with Uncharted Wines. That turned … Continue reading

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Uncharted Territory

I had intended to write an article combining the wines from Uncharted Wines and Swig that I tasted last week at Out the Box with those I tasted at their joint portfolio tasting at The China Exchange in Soho yesterday. Looking at the number of wines I want … Continue reading

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Out the Box 2018

September is a busy month for Tastings, so I apologise that this article is appearing, unusually, almost a week after the event. I’m covering five importers here: Maltby & Greek, Modal Wines, The Knotted Vine, Basket Press Wines and Red Squirrel Wine. I simply … Continue reading

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Downstairs at Eric’s (and Doug’s) Part 2 – Wines Under the Bonnet in the Basement at Terroirs

This is the second part of our Yazoo-themed coverage of the joint Tasting held by Otros Vinos (Part 1, here) and Wines Under the Bonnet. Whereas all Fernando’s wines are Spanish, the wines I picked out here are largely from France, … Continue reading

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Downstairs at Eric’s (and Doug’s) Part 1 – Otros Vinos in the Basement at Terroirs

September is Tastings Month. There are several events almost every day, so it’s impossible to get to them all. It’s also impossible to keep up my usual timely posts, splitting writing with sipping wine all day. For those who have … Continue reading

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Alpine Wines at SITT

SITT is the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting which groups together a number of both large and small wine importers who seem mostly to fall outside of the regular London circuit. Just under forty importers were grouped together at the Honorable Artillery Company barracks … Continue reading

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Restyling Wine – Les Caves de Pyrene at Thirty

Back in the 1990s I discovered a wine merchant who appeared to sell all the weird and wonderful wines I’d come to love over the previous decade. I’d just had a few trips to Aosta, and I couldn’t believe I … Continue reading

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Jura Night at Solent Cellar

I’m a little sad this year. Followers of Wideworldofwine will be well aware that Eastern France’s Jura region is one of my passions. They may well know the story of how we used to stay on the Côte de Beaune each spring, and … Continue reading

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