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Discover the World of Brunello Wine with Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi

Sushi Nishimura, Tokyo, with Chablis and Assyrtiko to match

The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

Tasting some Japanese wines from the Hokkaido region

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Eben Sadie shows his wines and describes his philosophy (with video)


Sushi Nishimura, Tokyo, with Chablis and Assyrtiko to match

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I had one of the most amazing meals of my life in Tokyo. I was lucky enough to dine at Sushi Nishimura with Kenichi Ohashi, Yamamoto Akihiko and Moto Ohoshi. This is a beautiful, small restaurant in Roppongi run by chef/owner Fumiteru Nishimura. We enjoyed a succession of amazing dishes, and compared the sushi-matching abilities [...]

Tasting some Japanese wines from the Hokkaido region

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Today I got to taste some Japanese wines, as part of a tasting for Yamamoto Akihiko’s www.winereport.jp publication. These wines are all from Hokkaido, a relatively new wine region in the far north of Japan that is now the most important in the country. Because of global warming it’s now possible to plant vinifera varieties here, [...]

Eben Sadie shows his wines and describes his philosophy (with video)

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[Eben Sadie, in a suit, in the glam surroundings of the Lanesborough Hotel in London. Fortunately even these can't keep him down. He was his usual thoughtful, opinionated self. He really cares, and he understands wine deeply. But he's also fun.] It was great to catch up with Eben Sadie, Swartland pioneer and one of South [...]

Highlights from Ribera del Duero

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I popped into the Ribera del Duero tasting yesterday at Glaziers hall, and tried some wines. These were my highlights. Goyo Garcia Viadero Finca Valdeolmos 2012 Ribera del Duero, Spain From a dry-farmed 1.5 hectare plot, with red sandstone over limestone soils, 90% Tempranillo and 10% Albillo. 42 months in oak. Open aromatic nose with sweet raspberries [...]

Video: in Elgin for the Chardonnay Colloquium

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Here’s a film from my recent visit to South Africa’s Egin wine region for the Chardonnay Colloquium:

Lunch at the Short Market Club, Cape Town

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Had a brilliant lunch experience today in Cape Town, at the Short Market Club. It’s a newish restaurant that’s an offspring of two of Cape Town’s most celebrated eateries, the Test Kitchen and the Pot Luck Club. So how did this, the latest venture from Luke Dale-Roberts, stack up? It’s a project he has handed off [...]

Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium: Elgin versus the rest of the world, a blind tasting

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This was very interesting: as part of the Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium, we did a blind tasting with 21 different wines, pitching Elgin’s finest against some international benchmarks. Michael Fridjhon and I tasted blind, too, and gave our comments on each wine before revealing their identity. These are my notes and scores as written blind, and [...]

Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium: tasting 16 Chardonnays from 2016

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This weekend is the second instalment of the Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium, and as part of yesterday’s proceedings, we tried 16 different wines from the 2016 vintage. This is a warmer, drier vintage than 2015, with slightly uneven fruit set. But despite this, the results were pretty good, as these wines showed. Elgin Chardonnay is in [...]

Three lovely Hawke’s Bay Chardonnays

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Hawke’s Bay is becoming quite well known for its Chardonnay. It’s a grape that New Zealand hasn’t really owned in the same way as it has for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, but there are some really stylish Kiwi Chardonnays out there. I enjoyed these three quite a bit. Vidal Legacy Chardonnay 2014 Hawke’s Bay, New [...]

Score inflation is everywhere and it’s killing wine criticism

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These towers used to be the tallest…. Back in 1984, I sat my ‘O’ level exams at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. I was a quiet, geeky pupil – a classic in-betweener, friends with some of the cool set but not part of it, and an ally of the square, loser kids. And [...]

The amazing Vanguardist Wines, from South Australia

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I was really pleased to try these wines (thanks to Christina Rasmussen for getting these samples to me). They’re from a relatively new project, Vanguardist, which is a collaboration between three people, Alexandra Maurisset, Edouard Maurisset-Latour and Michael Corbett. Corbett is the winemaker, and is based in the Clare Valley, but he’s a Kiwi: the three [...]

New releases from Neudorf, Nelson, New Zealand

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Just tried a lovely set of new releases from leading Nelson winery Neudorf. Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2016 Nelson, New Zealand 13.5% alcohol. This has lovely richness, but because it’s combined with a zippy freshness, it’s not overblown. Fine spicy notes complement the ripe tangerine, lemon and pear fruit, with some mealy depth and there’s nice weight [...]

Is elevated atmospheric CO2 to blame for rising alcohol levels in wine?

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown of the Wine Advocate recently published an article that caused quite a stir on the Internets. Lisa begins by saying that that the rise in alcohol levels in many wines is inexplicable. It has left her scratching her head. She’s puzzled, as are many of the winemakers that she’s been speaking with. Baffled, [...]

Tasting the icons and Pizarras wines from Errazuriz with Francisco Baettig

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Francisco Baettig Yesterday I met with Errazuriz winemaker Francisco Baettig, tasting some new releases. He’s the man behind the ‘icon’ wines of Errazuriz owner Eduardo Chadwick, and also the new venture in coastal Aconcagua, Las Pizarras. In recent years, Francisco has been on a journey which has seen him change the style of the icon [...]

New releases from urban winery Ldn Cru, Gavin’s last

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Gavin Monery, winemaker, Ldn Cru Yesterday afternoon I met with winemaker Gavin Monery, to taste through the new wines from urban winery Ldn Cru, plus the previous vintage. It was Gavin’s last tasting, but he was keen to show the wines because he’s very proud of them. There have been changes at Roberson, the wine agency [...]

Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2015

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I’ve been enjoying this wine over the last few evenings. It’s a superb expression of a very fine year in the Douro, the 2015 from Quinta da Romaneira. I have no idea why this vintage wasn’t widely declared. Romaneira is a spectacular, well situated property in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro, and it [...]

Moët et Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2009

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Tasted the latest vintage releases from Moët, the 2009s. This was a season that starred badly, with lots of rain. But this all cleared by mid-July, and the rest of the summer was hot and dry, resulting in a harvest of very ripe grapes. It was a particularly good Pinot Noir vintage, and this variety [...]

On wine prices: the’ve risen a lot, but this isn’t all bad

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The wine world is a lot more interesting now than when I first started drinking wine in earnest back in the mid-1990s. At the same time, the prices for fine wines are much higher than when I started drinking, to the point that they are now out of reach for most people. Case in point: the first [...]

English Sparkling Wine 2017: my new report

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Today I launch my English Sparkling Wine Report 2017. There’s been a lot of interest in the progress of English sparkling wine over recent years, and I have been busy trying as many of them as possible. I thought that it would be useful to gather all my notes together in one place, and attempt [...]

Celebrating the Gourmet Traveller Wine Winemaker of the Year awards in Adelaide

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David Bicknell receiving the Winemaker of the Year Award 2017 Twenty years ago, Clare Valley Riesling genius Jeffrey Grosset was the first recipient of the Gourmet Traveller Wine Winemaker of the Year award. That was back in 1998. And on Friday night at at glitzy gala dinner in the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, the [...]

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