Tag Archives: Andrew Nielsen

Recent Wines (September 2018) #theglouthatbindsus

September saw Southern England’s summer continue (as it has done up until this weekend, but though I type in glorious sunshine the wind has turned and the Nebbiolo season may be about to start). The wines here are therefore still … Continue reading

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Recent Wines (June/July 2018) #theglouthatbindsus

Philippe Alliet is a mercurial vigneron who makes Chinon east of the town, in the back streets of Cravant-les-Côteaux. He is best known for his single vineyard Côteau de Noiré, but Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2008 comes from Cabernet Franc vines over fifty … Continue reading

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Ozgundy 2016 (16 January 2018)

This is the time of year when London is awash with Burgundy Tastings as all the agents wheel out their portfolios for the newly bottled vintage, 2016 in this case. There is a lot of positive noise from those who … Continue reading

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I Met a Traveller from an Antique Land

…My name is Ozburgundian, Winemaker of Winemakers, Look on my Wines, ye Mighty, and despair! Okay, not quite what Shelley had in mind, but the mighty Ozgundians were in town again yesterday, this time joined by another Australian washed up … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau…Est Arrivé?

Is anyone here old enough to remember, back in the 1980s/90s, when the Beaujolais Nouveau marketing machine got into full swing? For most lovers of half-decent wine it was horrible to behold. The UK, a nation of beer drinkers, was really … Continue reading

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The Funk, The Whole Funk, and Nothing But The Funk…Raw, Part 2

One nation under a groove, that’s what Brick Lane in London feels like on a sunny Sunday in early summer. You wander along, bumping into what seems like every race on earth, most of whom are sampling the cuisine of … Continue reading

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Off to See the Wizards of Oz(gundy)

It’s that time of year again, and despite telling you in my last post that I wasn’t going to join the wall to wall wallpaper of 2014 Burgundy Primeurs Week, you know that when it comes to the annual Vinoteca … Continue reading

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Bags, Kegs and other Prejudices

When I were a lad…the wine box was synonymous with pretty cheap wine. There was a name which sounded made up, what looked like cheap packaging, and a liquid not always likely to convert a young beer and whisky drinker … Continue reading

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The Ozgundians!

It’s been Burgundy Tasting Time, when Burgundy obsessives fret over the latest vintage. And 2013, the current vintage in question, has certainly been one to fret over. Most of the wine writers have given it a cautious “okay” rating, with … Continue reading

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Festive Mirth, Girth and Things of Worth

The festive season is always eagerly awaited at Chateau Crossley, but we don’t over indulge these days…well, not too much. The holiday began yesterday with a trip to the new Sam Wanamaker theatre at London’s Globe to see Francis Beaumont’s … Continue reading

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