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Recent Wines, February 2020 #theglouthatbindsus

The wine trade, and the hospitality industry in general, is going through a very worrying time with Coronavirus. I am well aware that my complete inability to find a single four-pack of toilet rolls in any local supermarket in four … Continue reading

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Binging on the Bogans’ 2018 Burgundies – Eyre, Haisma, Le Grappin et al

The festival of Burgundy tastings (some call it a circus) hits London in January. For some people it is the highlight of the wine year. Importers bombard their customers with invitations to events which overlap, so that some avid fans … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2019 #theglouthatbindsus

I haven’t quite finished my series of articles on Australia, and I certainly hope to write and publish the last of those before the tasting calendar kicks in, which it does in a couple of weeks with Le Grappin in … 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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Where To Now, Saint Vincent?

I think there are many wine obsessives who begin life very traditionally, enjoying the red wines of Bordeaux. But after that, Burgundy begins to fascinate, and fascination soon turns to something stronger. There are many reasons why this can happen, … 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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