Category Archives: Wine

Recent Wines October 2022 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

The final eight wines from October include a few which are unusual, even by my standards, though for different reasons, and actually, one isn’t a wine. We have a smart Oregon Pinot, A Furmint from Austria, an Austrian red from … Continue reading

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Recent Wines October 2022 (Part 1) #the glouthatbindsus

October proved to be a month of restored health, post-Covid, which means plenty more wines to write about. Sixteen in fact, so I shall bring you two tranches of eight wines each. The following eight wines hailed from the usual … Continue reading

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The Vineyards of Britain by Ed Dallimore (Review)

I think I’ve mentioned Ed Dallimore a few times in recent articles, and a while ago I promised a review of his book, The Vineyards of Britain. Now I’ve finally found time to put fingers to keyboard to tell you … Continue reading

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Recent Wines September 2022 #theglouthatbindsus

September signalled our first month in Scotland. It has been wonderful, although after a week here I managed to catch Covid. As that took out thirteen drinking days (it was a long dose), I think we did okay on the … Continue reading

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Westwell Wines “Pelegrim” Relaunch

I continue to be enamoured by English Sparkling Wine. As I’ve said before, it’s nothing to do with gung-ho jingoism or the slightest feeling of animosity towards our French cousins. It’s simply based on quality, and I should add, individuality. … Continue reading

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Recent Wines August 2022 #theglouthatbindsus

It may appear that drinking at home was not a thing in August, but if truth be known we were trying to drink up the sort of wines which either I didn’t want to lug up to Scotland along with … Continue reading

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The Good Wine Shop – Organic and Biodynamic Wines

It seems like I only occasionally write about wine shops these days but there is one, well actually four branches to be accurate, which up until now has always been under the radar of a lot of Londoners, their branches … Continue reading

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Recent Wines July 2022 (Part 2) #theglouthatbindsus

For Part Two of my catchup on July’s wines we have some stunning bottles from Italy’s Veneto, the north of Alsace, two came from around Austria’s Neusiedlersee, one from Zurich in the Deutschschweiz, and to start off, a wine made … Continue reading

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Recent Wines July 2022 (Part 1) #theglouthatbindsus

Finally, I think I have some time to write, post-move, post-Covid and post-family visits. I’m way behind with my “Recent Wines” articles, so in this case you will get some not so recent wines dating back to July. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Gut Oggau Visit, August 2022

I might have mentioned previously that when we visited Moravia we flew into Vienna. The route worked best to minimise overall travel, and to avoid Stansted. It also afforded an opportunity to spend a couple of nights in Rust. This … Continue reading

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