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2011 Zephyr, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

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2011 Zephyr, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand (approx. £15.00, Bacchanalia tel. 01223 315034 & www.winegod.co.uk; DeFINE Food & Wine tel. 01606 882101 & www.definefoodandwine.com; www.theknottedvine.com).  Forty years ago, on the 24th August 1973, the first vines (of the modern era) were planted at Brancott Estate (formerly Montana), in Marlborough. Since then, as you will be […]

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5 Spectacular Wines with a full list of stockists

Daily Mail Article

A stunning line up of spectacular wines. 2012 Brancott Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£9.29, reduced to 2 for £10, until 23 April, Tesco). Montana is dead long live Brancott and the facelift and name change is reflected in the brilliance of this lime-bomb of a sauvignon blanc.  At this deal Brancott is categorically […]

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2010 Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand

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2010 Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand (approx. £42.99, Carruthers & Kent tel. 0191 213 1818, Halifax Wine Co. tel. 01422 256333, Divine Fine Wines tel. 0121 745 6999, Hedonism tel. 020 7290 7870, Philglas & Swiggot tel. 020 7924 4494, North & South Wines tel. 020 7228 2431, The Wine Reserve tel. 01932 […]

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Six Fantastic Wines for a Classic Christmas Dinner

Daily Mail Article

Aperitif white 2011 Lugana, Lombardia/Veneto, Italy (£7.98, reduced to £6.98, until 3 January, Asda).  It is crucial when choosing a Christmas aperitif white to ensure that all palates will love it.  This means that oaky whites or those with high acidity are out.  What you need to find is a silky smooth, sensual wine with […]

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My Christmas 2012 Books, Gifts and Wine Column

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My Christmas 2012 Books, Gifts and Wine Column Two Books Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz; Published by Allen Lane (£120.00, reduced to £76.80 amazon.co.uk; £78.00, waterstones.com).  This is an insanely grand piece of vinous publishing and it could only have been assembled and delivered with such pomp and ceremony by […]

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