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Crack open that bottle of wine………………

The recommended daily allowance for alcohol consumption in Britain may well be around the size of a medium to large glass of wine depending on your gender, but a leading scientist in the field has claimed drinking just over a … Continue reading

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Its official, wine is good for you……………sort of!

The recommended daily allowance for alcohol consumption in Britain may well be around the size of a medium to large glass of wine depending on your gender, but a leading scientist in the field has claimed drinking just over a … Continue reading

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Now what’s Lithuanian for another bottle of Gran Coronas………………….

I observed this gentleman at a restaurant in Vilnius, he seemed to be brushing up on his Lithuanian whilst indulging himself in a very fine steak and a bottle of Miguel Torres excellent Gran Coronas red wine. Obviously a man … Continue reading

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Bordeaux………..city of delights

Last year I was persuaded to go to Bordeaux for a weeks holiday, rather reluctantly I agreed to go  as I am not a big fan of the French and my last encounter with France was a nightmare experience at … Continue reading

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Playing Wine Bullshit Bingo…………………….

As a wine drinker for over 40 years I have long-held the view that most critics utter a load of bullshit in their descriptions of wine. Here are just a few of the hackneyed terms that wine critics love to … Continue reading

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The Dining Experience…………..

Good chefs are people who know what they like. It’s a job that makes constant demands on the critical faculties of taste – be it the balance of flavours in a baba ghanoush, the choice of dessert on the menu … Continue reading

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Mas La Plana………the best wine I have ever drunk

I was having a conversation with a friend recently and we got around to discussing wine (as we usually do) and speculating about the best bottle of wine we had ever consumed. From drinking “cheap plonk”  of dubious origin in … Continue reading

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