Tag Archives: Winemakers Club

Zoo Time – Wide World of Wine Awards 2017

To be completely honest, I’ve never really been a great fan of Awards. Well, not since I used to fill in the NME’s Musicians of the Year Poll, which I can tell you was a very long time ago. The … Continue reading

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Recent Wines, Summer ’17 Pt1

As usual, I’m way behind in describing the best I’ve been drinking at home, but I hope that the selection below will make interesting reading. But first I do want to mention Solent Cellar‘s Sicilian Evening last Friday. It’s because … Continue reading

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Tuff Act to Follow

In 2010, when Max Allen featured Tom Shobbrook in his seminal work on The Future Makers of Aussie wine, Tom had only been back in Australia for three years. He was embarking on a ten year plan to convert his family’s properties … Continue reading

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Real Wine Fair 2017, Part 1 – Austria & Germany

Real Wine is an event I really look forward to. Okay, 170 producers is an impossible task for anyone, and I reckon I’d need five days to do the Fair justice. But the Fair is very well organised (if you excuse … Continue reading

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Deptford Fun City

Deptford Fun City was a record label started by the Copeland brothers, Miles and Stewart, which flourished briefly in the late 1970s. It was an offshoot of Illegal Records, and was set up to release the music of several Deptford … Continue reading

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Return to the Vaults Part 3 – Winemakers Club and Gergovie Wines

By splitting my article on the March 2017 Vaults Tasting into four parts, I hope I’m making it more manageable. If you really want to skip anything, it makes it easier, but to do so would be a mistake. I … Continue reading

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Great Exhibitionists

The Winemakers Club and Carte Blanche Wines got together again at Farringdon Street Vaults for their Winter Portfolio Tasting. Readers of this Blog will know Winemakers very well. Their philosophy is finely stated in the words of founder/owner John Baum: … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2016

The sudden realisation that if I don’t write about some recent wines soon, we shall be into the festive flurry, reminded me I do have a few exceptionally tasty wines to tell you about. In clearing the decks, don’t think … Continue reading

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Catching up – Recent Wines

I haven’t written a roundup of “recent” wines since mid-September, so I’ve had to be fairly strict about how many I mention, and culling it down to a case-sized dozen seems reasonable. The fact that the wines below contain four … Continue reading

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Vaulting Ambition

Yesterday I was at the autumn outing of the Vault Tastings, held at Winemakers Club’s Holborn Arches site. The Vault Tastings comprise six small, and not so small, importers (plus a “guest table”) who share a common outlook, even if … Continue reading

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