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Walking the Abel Tasman

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This weekend Nat and I headed off to spend a couple of days walking the Abel Tasman Track, a stunning route at the top of the South Island. To do the 60 km path properly takes three to four days, and you carry all your stuff with you, staying on camp sites or in huts. [...]

A mixed case of whites from The Wine Society

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Just been looking through my notes from the recent tasting put on by The Wine Society, which is one of the very best places to buy wine in the UK. Here’s my choice of 12 whites. I’ll select some reds, too, later in the week. Santa Venere Vescovado Guardavalle Bianco 2016 Calabria, Italy 13% alcohol. This intriguing [...]

AA Badenhorst Dassiekop Steen, a thrilling South African Chenin

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I’ve spoken of my love of Adi Badenhorst’s Dassiekop before: it’s one of my favourite Chenins. I brought a bottle to New Zealand and shared it with friends. It was lovely. AA Badenhorst Dassiekop Steen 2015 Swartland, South Africa This is thrilling. Powerful and spicy with citrus and pear and white peach. Lovely lemony brightness under the [...]

In New Zealand (for a very long time)

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The Awatere Valley, Marlborough For the last week I have been in New Zealand. It’s my fourth trip here this year, and it will also be my longest ever: I’m staying here until the beginning of February. Yes, that means I will have my first ever warm Christmas! I’ve never spent Christmas outside the UK before. [...]

Moss Wood Amy’s 2015 Margaret River, Australia

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2015 was a very successful vintage in Margaret River, by all accounts, and this Bordeaux-style blend from Moss Wood is quite beautiful. It’s also relatively inexpensive for the quality. While you can drink it now, it should age really well. Moss Wood Amy’s 2015 Margaret River, Australia A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot [...]

My birthday bash with lovely wines and even lovelier people

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Me, David Shaw, Emily Harman, Natalie Christensen, Greg Sherwood I had a big birthday recently. I’m not going to bore you with some intense post on time, ageing and pseudo-profound thoughts on how age brings more than it takes away, and that we are just playing a role, and we pass the baton on – [...]

The wines of Ricci Curbastro, Franciacorta, Italy

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Riccardo Ricci Curbastro As a fan of sparkling wines, I was pleased to get the chance to meet Riccardo Ricci Curbastro and taste through his wines, at a masterclass hosted by Vini Italiani in South Kensington. The Ricci Curbastro family have been growing grapes in Franciacorta since the 14th century, but sparkling Franciacorta as we now [...]

How oak barrels are made: visiting Tonnellerie de Mercurey, Burgundy

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I recently had the chance to visit Tonnellerie de Mercurey, a leading barrel manufacturer in Burgundy. Barrels are pretty important to wine, because even though they are an old technology, they are still widely used, especially for more premium styles, and have a strong influence on the flavour of the wine produced. If you’ve ever tasted [...]

Dinner at La Maison du Colombier, Beaune

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Rather daft to think that you can do a walk-in to somewhere as spectacularly good as La Maison du Columbier in Beaune, especially in the third week of November, but we tried our luck and they had a table for two free. This set us up for a great evening of lovely food and booze. [...]

A 50 year old Barbaresco

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This was a generous birthday gift. You never quite know what you are going to get with an old wine, and 1967 wasn’t a strong vintage in most European wine regions, but this wine really delivered a lot of pleasure. There’s something special about drinking a wine that transports you back in time. Produttori del Barbaresco [...]

Pyramid Valley Vineyards Kerner Estate Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2007

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In addition to making their own highly-regarded estate wines, Pyramid Valley have also made a series of negociant bottlings from interesting vineyard sites across New Zealand, and this Pinot Blanc is one of their earlier releases from 2007. Now, at age 10, it is still remarkably youthful and pure, and full of interest. Pyramid Valley Vineyards [...]

I have another new phone – this time, it’s love

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We’re so used to our smart phones that it’s hard to imagine what we’d do without them, and it’s hard to remember what it was like to have really terrible smart phones. But it wasn’t all that long ago that we got quite excited and paid lots of money for handsets that now we’d never [...]

Dinner at Café Sillon, Lyon, with Ganevat and Dard & Ribo

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It was my birthday. And I was in Lyon. And at short notice we managed to get space at the bar at Cafe Sillon, which I’d heard a lot about. It exceeded expectations: the set menu was sensitively cooked and very imaginative, with a couple of options for each course (for a small place like [...]

A couple of nice Chablis

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I’m a big Chablis fan, and these two bottles really hit the mark. Sebastien Dampt Chablis 2016 Burgundy, France 12.5% alcohol £19.50 Berry Bros & Rudd This is benchmark Chablis, with lovely concentrated flavours of lemons, wet rocks, a twist of creaminess and some white peach richness. It has real presence in the mouth, and lovely fresh acidity. 92/100 Fèvre-Fèvre [...]

Two lovely sparkling wines from Langham, Dorset

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Very impressed with these English sparkling wines, from chalky soils in Dorset. Langham Rosé 2014 Dorset, England 12% alcohol. From Cretaceous chalk soils in Dorset, this is a blend of the classic Champagne varieties. It’s an attractive light pink colour, and shows taut, compact cherry and citrus fruit with a hint of red apple and just a [...]

Grower Champagne: Marie Noelle Ledru Grand Cru 2009

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I found this on the list at La Maison du Columbier in Beaune the other night. It was beautiful. This place has the most amazing wine list: it’s so good it hurts that you can only share a couple of bottles between two of you. Champagne Marie Noelle Ledru Grand Cru 2009 France Intense and bold with [...]

Château Pichon Baron 2013

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Recently I was lucky to be able to taste all the Pichon Barons from the current era, 2001 until 2014. They were lovely wines, but one was missing: the 2013. This is widely regarded to be the weakest Bordeaux vintage of recent years (perhaps alongside the 2007), but I had a bottle lurking, so I [...]

Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009

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This, the latest release of Champagne Dom Pérignon, was released out of sequence, before the 2008. It’s because of the ripeness of the year, which has produced a wine that drinks superbly young, but which has plenty of finesse and manages that ripeness superbly. Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009 France Amazing finesse and purity here. Fine aromatics of [...]

A gem from Yarra Yering

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Yarra Yering, with its distinctive labels, is one of my favourite Australian wineries. I drank this gem last night: probably well before its time, but it was lovely. [Read more about Yarra Yering here.] Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 2 2012 Yarra Valley, Australia This is the Shiraz-based wine. Fresh, sweetly fruited and textural with a [...]

Pio X 1903 from Gonzalez Byass: an ancient Moscatel

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There’s something special about very old wines. While I was tasting through the Las Palmas sherries with Martin Skelton last week, I got a chance to try this remarkable wine, and alongside it as a comparison, the same wine that had been aged in bottle since 1919. The Pio X hails from a single barrel of [...]

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