Page 3 of Times Let the wine breathe? It’s just a waste of drinking time The proper way of getting the best out of the wine — or old-fashioned nonsense? The debate about whether wine is improved by being allowed to breathe has been revived after several experts said that most modern wines could beContinue reading “Breathing Bumkum”
I wrote in November 2009 that the 2005 was the vintage of the century, and may prove to be the vintage of the last as well. I said the big stars of the Left Bank & Right Bank were Ch. Margaux & Ch. Pétrus and the prices of the very best wines will continue to soar, as demandContinue reading “Martin Isark Tasted 2005 Claret”
Nebbiolo is a thick skinned black Italian grape that strut’s its stuff in Piemonte in North East Italy, producing iconic wines like Barolo & Barbaresco. Unfortunately, like Pinot Noir from Burgundy, great tasting Nebbiolo wines from Piemonte are expensive and very difficult to find. Barolo is regarded as the King and Barbaresco the Queen ofContinue reading “Nebbiolo wines that won’t send your Mouth into Electric Shock”
Domaine Gayda is star of South of France’s Pays D’oc , a producer that embodies everything that a grower and winemaker should strive towards, and myself being from Shropshire farming family of many generations, understands that more than most. Check out wines the below and enjoy! Want to know more about Domaine Gayda’s ethos orContinue reading “Domaine Gayda a Star of the D’oc”
Many traditional winemakers forget when making their wines that the majority of British consumers drink their wine within 48 hours of their purchase. Meaning that most of their quality wines are drunk before they have reached their full potential! Stéphanie & Olivier have addressed this early consumption by throwing away the rule book and making their winesContinue reading “French Wine from Maison Ventenac”
Just how things have moved on, a wine from a cooperative in the South of France in the 1980’s was seen as mediocre at best, and the price reflected that. Today however, the best cooperatives are up there with ones from Alsace, in North Eastern France, and like the Alsatian wines, the Southern French WinesContinue reading “Les Vignobles Foncalieu, S France”
They take the making of rosé wine very seriously in the South France, especially, from the regions of Provence and the Languedoc. Rosé is NOT there simply to bulk up the winemaker’s portfolio, it is there because it is their most important wine! Not surprisingly then that these two regions make the best quality roséContinue reading “Want the Best Rosé Wine in the World?”
Over the last forty years the UK has seen a massive improvement in the quality of the food and drink that sits on our supermarket shelves. But tea, our national drink is still a national disgrace. Almost unthinkable now, but up to the early nineties, London was the hub of the tea world, with mostContinue reading “Take me to the Yorkshire Tea Gardens”
The New Order of whisky investors, it seems are no-longer prepared to wait the 10 years plus to recoup their investment. They want their returns NOW! To achieve this they are releasing ’embryonic malts’ at 3, 4 & 5 years onto the market at super-premium prices. Until recently these embryonic single malt whiskies would atContinue reading “Are Whisky Drinkers Being Spun a Good Yarn?”
IT BREAKS MY ‘HEART’ that great Italian restaurants in the UK are as difficult to find as rocking horse shit! Most major British cities have a decent French Restaurant, and the Michelin guide reflects that, but an Italian that presents food that sings of Italy, seems to hit the flavour road block at the BritishContinue reading “Stecca an Italian Restaurant that mends broken hearts”
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