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Southern Rhône Round-Up

A SOUTHERN RHÔNE ROUND-UP BY VINTAGE AND VILLAGE, A JOURNEY THROUGH A STEADILY DEPLETING CELLAR DOMAINE DE LA MAVETTE GIGONDAS 1995, DOMAINE LES GOUBERTS GIGONDAS 1997 Though it’s a popular...
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An Ideal Meal

It’s not often that eating out lives up to all one’s expectations and hopes, but a meal at South London’s hidden jewel RSJ last week was something close to perfection....
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: A month’s worth of wine

SAINTSBURY 2004 ‘GARNET’ CARNEROS PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA, USA I was a little down on the 2003 vintage of this wine when tasting it at the Total Wine Bar in Brooklyn...
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In Defence of Australian Wine

Aussie wine gets a bum rap from many aficionados, and for relatively good reason. Five large companies produce 75% of the country’s wine, encouraging an increasing trend towards the lowest-common...
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Best Case Scenario

Just after posting the second part of my Finger Lakes Wine Visit last week, I opened up the Hosmer Dry Riesling 2004 that we brought back with us and was...
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Finger Lakes Wine Report Part 2

Part 2 of Tony’s visit to the Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York. Read the first part, complete with overview, here. BLOOMER CREEK Following our morning visit to...
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Finger Lakes Wine Report Part 1

(The second part of this report can be read here. A summary of the best wines tasted on the trip can be read here.) Regular wine-loving visitors to this site...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

(Now with photos) Rockin‘: The return of the Rockin’ & Shockin’ columns Shockin‘: Po1ntman beats me to it Rockin’ or Shockin’, it’s certainly brave: An ‘Impeach Bush’ car seen driving...
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