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The MoneyWeek Christmas Wine Collection – the crème de la crème

MoneyWeek Article

The MoneyWeek Christmas Wine Collection 2002 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart, Champagne, France (£130.00, Berry Bros. & Rudd tel. 0800 280 2440). Comme d’habitude, Billecart releases its vintage wine later than everyone else, including Bolly’s spectacular ‘02 RD and even ‘02 Salon Le Mesnil (see my post on these two awesome wines on this website).  […]

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Six stunning wines this week matched to the Saturday Kitchen recipes in Weekend Magazine

Daily Mail Article

Six stunning wines matched perfectly to the classic Saturday Kitchen dishes featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Mâcon-Villages Uchizy, Raphael Sallet, Burgundy, France (£11.00, Marks & Spencer).  I have decided to let Michel Roux Senoir’s recipe, Poussin with ginger, to lead the way in this marriage of food and wine with my chosen white Burgundy.  […]

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2012 Rimapere, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

MoneyWeek Article

2012 Rimapere, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.95, Hailsham Cellars tel. 01323 846238 & www.hailshamcellars.com).  I vividly remember my first tasting of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc back in 1987.  Used to the wines of the Loire, nothing prepared me for the aromatic purity of the wine from this far flung, and soon to be recognised […]

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Six awesome ‘second label’ wines made by world class wineries

Daily Mail Article

Famous companies making ‘second label’ or ‘diffusion brand’ wines – they all offer great value and incredible expertise in every glass.  This is a very smart way of drinking elite wine for a reasonable spend! 2013 Willing Participant, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (£11.99, Waitrose).  This delightful Pinot Noir is made for Waitrose by […]

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