Category Archives: Wine

Recent Wines – Australia, April and May 2023 #theglouthatbindsus

We drank some interesting wines during our three-and-a-half weeks in Australia. I set out to try to drink wines from producers I didn’t know. In the end, that only applies to half the wines here, though only in one case … Continue reading

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Recent Wines April 2023 #theglouthatbindsus

For the wines drunk at home back in April, before we headed off to Australia, we have just six, plus an unusual beer. All the wines are classics in their own way (four are what we’d term natural wines and … Continue reading

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Spry by Nature

As London appears to lose one of its most iconic natural wine bars, I have had the good fortune to become acquainted with what may well be something similar in Edinburgh. Spry Wines is a restaurant, bar and bottle shop … Continue reading

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Recent Wines March 2023 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

After a bulkier eight-wine Part 1 we have a slightly lighter Part 2 encompassing wines from Alsace (2), The English Midlands, The Loire, The Mosel and Burgenland. I guess in drinking so much more Alsace than I was a year … Continue reading

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Recent Wines March 2023 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

April is almost upon us as I write. Usually I am hastily trying to publish my Recent Wines articles before we are half way through the following month, but for March I’m getting in early, giving you the wines from … Continue reading

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New British Wine by Abbie Moulton with Maria Bell (Book Review)

The back cover of Abbie Moulton and Maria Bell’s book proclaims that “British food has had its revolution. Now is the time for British wine”. It goes on to say that “British Wine” was once shorthand for imported grape mush … Continue reading

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Like a Child in a Sweet Shop – Made From Grapes and Sevslo Wine, Glasgow

If you have been reading this blog recently you will probably have seen my piece on Vanessa Letort and her “Du Vin aux Liens” project, and the wine journey that flowed from my discovery of this wine collective and all … Continue reading

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Recent Wines February 2023 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Part Two of the wines we drank at home in February takes us to ground mostly not covered in Part One. We begin in Austria’s Rust, then Georgia’s Imereti, before we travel back to Alsace. Realising I’d not been drinking … Continue reading

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Recent Wines February 2023 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

Time seems to be zipping forward quite swiftly in 2023, especially as the evenings are noticeably lighter here now, though it seems that winter’s icy claws are about to grip tightly once more, hopefully a last-gasp before proper spring. The … Continue reading

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One New Wine Leads To Another – Du Vin aux Liens and other stories

Anyone who has known me a long time will know I have been a wine obsessive since my mid-twenties, but that back in the day, like many of my generation, I was hooked on Bordeaux, Burgundy and other classics. If … Continue reading

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