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Quinta do Montalto, a Lisboa producer experimenting with amphorae and medieval wine

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007

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Lovely wines with Daniel and Eric at 67 Pall Mall


Quinta do Montalto, a Lisboa producer experimenting with amphorae and medieval wine

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Quinta do Montalto is an organic producer in the Lisboa region of Portugal. The family domain consists of 15.5 hectares of vines, and the current proprietor is fifth generation André Valério (pictured above). He’s taking quite an experimental approach, and is now working with amphorae (know locally as Talhas). He tells me that some people [...]

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007

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Lovely to be able to taste this – a pre-release bottle of the new vintage of Comtes de Champagne (read more about Taittinger’s Comtes here). It’s a really cracking vintage of this prestige cuvée. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007 France This is quite beautiful. There’s lovely concentration of citrus fruit with some subtle hazelnut and toast, as [...]

Lovely wines with Daniel and Eric at 67 Pall Mall

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Had a lovely dinner last night with Daniel Primack and Eric Solomon at 67 Pall Mall. We enjoyed some really nice wines, and these are brief notes from memory: I was too busy chatting to take notes (although I did manage one on my phone for the last wine). All three of us like to [...]

Video: a day at the International Wine Challenge 2018

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A short film of a day’s judging at the International Wine Challenge.

Visiting Yvon Métras, Beaujolais star

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Yvon Métras Getting a visit with Yvon Métras was quite a big deal. He doesn’t normally see UK press, and regularly turns down requests for visits. One of the gang of five pioneering natural winegrowers in the region (along with Thevenet, Lapierre, Foillard and Breton), he counts Jules Chauvet and Jacques Neauport as his inspirations. [...]

English wine is doing well, but four notes of caution…

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It’s an exciting time for English wine, and in particular for English sparkling wine. The latest statistics from the Wine Standards Board show that in 2017 there were 1677 hectares cropping, and the total planting area is 2245 hectares. The average production over the last five years has been 5 million bottles a year. This [...]

Video: a weekend in Beaujolais for the Bien Boire en Beaujolais

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Vineyards on the slop of Mont Brouilly I’ve just spent the weekend in Beaujolais, home to one of my favourite grape varieties, Gamay. It meant an early flight on Saturday morning, and then an early flight this morning (by early, I mean alarms going off at 0300 and 0330 respectively), but it was worth it. [...]

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Adelaide Hills, Australia

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Brian Croser is one of Australia’s most well known winemakers. Brian was a very influential consultant winemaker who started his own brand, Petaluma, back in 1976. This grew and was later purchased by Lion Nathan in 2001. After the loss of his own venture, he began a new project, Tapanappa, with its debut vintage 2003. [...]

Week one of the International Wine Challenge

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Week one of the second tranche of the International Wine Challenge is complete! There’s a weekend break for the judges, and then we meet again on Monday for four more days. Once again, we have been at The Oval (one of the UK’s top cricket grounds), and today we even saw some cricket, although it [...]

Wine marketing: choice doesn’t equal preference

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There is a common assumption that people’s buying patterns (or consumption) are the same as their preferences. But this isn’t always true. Choice isn’t the same as preference. Let’s think about coffee. I might drink a Starbucks coffee because I can’t find a Pret (I prefer Pret, although it’s rare that you can’t find one because [...]

Eight nice gins

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I tried these eight lovely gins last night. They are part of the Bibendum Wine gin portfolio. Hepple Gin 45% alcohol. From Northumbria, this is a juniper-forward gin and it’s lovely. Very aromatic with a juniper lift and hints of mint. Nice intensity here: it’s spicy and vivid with real depth. 8.5/10 Edinburgh Gin 43% alcohol. This is refined [...]

More on Prosecco Wars

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More on Prosecco. The debate – outlined yesterday on this blog – about whether the Australians should be allowed to label their wines by grape and place, including use of the word ‘Prosecco’ on the label, has intensified on social media. Facebook and Twitter have been abuzz. If I were legally minded, these are the [...]

Prosecco Wars: should the Aussies be able to use the name?

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There’s an excellent article in the Financial Review by Max Allen discussing whether or not Australian winemakers should be able to use the name Prosecco. It used to be common for new world countries to label their wines by style, after the famous European wine regions. There’d be Burgundy, Claret and Champagne, usually made from completely [...]

Four German Rieslings of note

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Just tasted these four. I love Riesling. S. A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr ‘Devon’ Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewächs 2010 Mosel, Germany 12.5% alcohol, 8.8 g/l sugar, 8.6 g/l acid. This is fabulous. Tight, complex and dense with some wax and cabbage notes adding nice complexity to the vivid limey fruit. Really refined and has a great life ahead [...]

Who judges the wine judges? And how can we increase judge diversity?

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Wine judging is tough. This week and next it’s International Wine Challenge judging, which will keep me and quite a lot of other people busy. I guess if you are looking in from outside it looks like a whole lot of fun, tasting wine all day. Well it is – the judges are invariably nice [...]

Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra Blanc de Negres 2013

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This is a single vineyard wine from Raventós i Blanc. It’s Cava, but labelled as Conca del Rui Anoia because they were disappointed by the quality standards of most Cava producers. This wine is from Vinya Més Alta, which sits at the top of Turó del Serral, the hill on the 90 hecatare estate vineyard. [...]

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 Selección Especial 2005

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This isn’t the final label! An unlabelled advance sample. The top wine of La Rioja Alta. It’s a blend of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, and the wine spends 6 years in barrel with 10 rackings (transferring the wine from one barrel to another, with the recipient barrel having been fumigated by a [...]

Eduardo Chadwick, Decanter Man of the Year 2018

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It was a pleasure to head to the Lanesborough last night for a dinner in honour of Eduardo Chadwick, Decanter Man of the Year 2018. The Decanter Man/Woman of the year award has been running since 1984, and this is the first time Chile has been honoured. I can’t think of a more suitable recipient. [...]

On hope, for wine businesses, for people

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It’s amazing how much bravery a little hope can inspire. But take away hope – make someone feel trapped and hopeless – and they then become cautious and fearful. Many people live their lives from a position of fear because of this lack of hope. Their best efforts are directed at minimizing damage and suffering [...]

The wines of Envinate, one of Spain’s most exciting producers

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Alfonso Torrente and Roberto Santana Envinate is a really exciting project from Spain, focusing on making terroir-transparent wines from mainly Atlantic-influenced regions. It began in 2008 with four friends who’d studied enology together in Alicante: Laura Ramos, José Martinez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente. Laura and José work in Almansa and Extremadura, but the main [...]

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