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The Soul of Napa, a Very Human Story

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The Soul of Napa, a Very Human Tale “Wine to me is passion, It's family and friends. It's warmth of heart and generosity of spirit....

A Wine of the Timeless Wind

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  Eternity He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sunrise William Blake - 1757-1827   The...

A Wine for the Devil’s Throat

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  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

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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)

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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

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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

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  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

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

The Beast

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 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...
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Chateau d’Etroyes

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  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...