Tag Archives: Hughes-Beguet

Refresher Course

Back when I began enjoying wine, pre-Parkerisation, there were lots of red wines which, when served cool, or at “cellar temperature”, used to quench a thirst on a warm day. Back in the late 1970s it wasn’t uncommon to find … Continue reading

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Spring Treats – Four Recent Wines

Another rare foray into what I’ve been drinking at home amid the dust of a seven week building programme. It’s partly an excuse to tell you about the wine we drank on Sunday, but as is often the case, a … Continue reading

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Do You Keep Péts?

Long before someone other than Dom Pérignon thought of putting bubbles in Champagne and the whole méthode traditionelle was invented, bottle fermented wines were commercialised using the Ancestral Method (aka Rural Method). The plan is that you bottle the wine before … Continue reading

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Holiday Wines

There are two reasons to avoid a blog post on holiday wines. First, what could be more dull than reading someone’s self-aggrandising pontifications about all the very smart wines they drank, and second, like many people I know, I don’t … 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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