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A Wine for the Devil’s Throat

  A Wine for the Devil’s Throat “The ancient Egyptians believed the god Anubis met each of us on the other side, and that he...

Le Moulin Rose

On the Tasting Bench Famille Querre, ‘Le Moulin’ Brut Rose A sparkling wine made in the traditional ‘bottle fermented’ method, from 100% Merlot, in the...

A Thing of Kalimna (Beauty)

A Thing of Kalimna I partly organized and then wholly attended a small ‘trade-&-friends’ dinner last week; it had a ‘bring-a-bottle’ theme, which is an...

Topaz: Darren Gall picks 3 wines from our Cellar

Darren Gall picks 3 wines from our Cellar Lavau Condrieu, Viognier, Blanc 2012 The Condrieu region, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) sits in the northern Rhone, close...

The White Album – Track One: Chardonnay

  Catalina Sounds ‘Sound of White' Chardonnay, Marlborough New Zealand, 2019 From the Sound of White vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough wine region, New Zealand....

On The Bench – Champagne Deutz

On The Bench – Deutz Champagne Deutz Classic Brut NV Pale straw in colour with lemon hues and faint accents of salmon pink...

The Beast

 The Beast Mont Ventoux; for the world's finest cyclists its name is legend, “The Beast of Provence”, a will-sapping, heart-breaking, soul-destroying stage of the...

Chateau d’Etroyes

  Chateau d’Etroyes Mercurey The village of Mercurey was an important trading post for the Romans in the days of Empire. Set along the Arles-Lyon...

Ruminantia Noir

Wine of the Week - Le Grand Noir, Pinot Noir Robert Joseph Caveat Emptor; The ‘Le Grand Noir’ is owned in part by Robert Joseph, a...

Stones of Gold

  Stones of Gold Situated near Lyon, at the southern, warmer end of Beaujolais, is a little village called Charnay. On the northwest edge of the...