Category Archives: Wine

Recent Wines June 2021 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Part Two of June’s wines begins with a country I have drunk too little of since our Lockdowns began. I hope to be purchasing some more Georgians this summer. Next up, two English wines in a row before a first-time … Continue reading

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Recent Wines June 2021 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

I always try to emphasise that my “recent wines” articles are meant to highlight the most interesting bottles I’ve been drinking at home. June is a case in point, more so than usual. Part 1 begins with a style of … Continue reading

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Paradise Regained – Visiting Tim Phillips

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to drop by to see Tim Phillips for a couple of hours. We met at his walled vineyard which he rather aptly calls “Clos Paradis”, a short drive from Lymington in Hampshire. … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost – A Eulogy for Two Great Natural Winemakers

I’m sure that most readers will know by now that this year has already seen the loss of too many winemakers. The death of one who meant a lot to me happened in tragic circumstances on 5th May, Pascal Clairet … Continue reading

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The Finest Wines Available To Humanity

The Finest Wines Available to Humanity is not some deluded statement of intent, at least I don’t think so, but is taken from the cult 1987 film, Withnail and I. Withnail says “we want the finest wines available to humanity, … Continue reading

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Recent Wines May 2021 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Part 2 of May’s most interesting wines drunk at home begins with two stunning wines, from the Jura and Burgenland (the second of those a fellow blogger coincidentally chose as his wine of the month for May). From here we … Continue reading

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Recent Wines May 2021 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

May wasn’t quite the start of the early summer we experienced last year, but we kicked off with wines which at least helped to make it feel like one. Will the wines still be this good out of Lockdown? I … Continue reading

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The Collector

Do you have too much wine? The answer to that question will probably depend on how much disposable income you have and whether you have the space to keep it, or to pay someone else to do so. I’m extremely … Continue reading

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Rosé – Taking Pink Wine Seriously

You might expect me to make some kind of excuse that, oh well, it’s Rosé time of year, but I have a confession to make. I drink Rosé throughout the year, sometimes even when it’s cold and wet. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Recent Wines April 2021 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

Part 1 of April’s wines began with a new wine from a very new producer, Jas Swan. This Part 2 begins with a new wine from a producer I expect is unknown to most readers as well, but one who … Continue reading

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