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MoneyWeek, 14 November 2008 – 2006 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

2006 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia (£24.00, reduced to a MoneyWeek offer price of £19.50, SWIG, London tel. 08000 272 272 and www.swig.co.uk).   The three musketeers of the UK wine scene, Robin, Damon and James at SWIG managed to secure the UK agency for SWIG earlier this year and I have been holding my breath…

MoneyWeek, 7 November 2008 – 2007 Feudi di San Gregorio, Falanghina, Campania, Italy

  2007 Feudi di San Gregorio, Falanghina, Campania, Italy (£9.99, Tesco, Majestic).   I cannot believe that I have not written up a funky Italian white wine in this column for over two years.  I whole-heartedly apologise to my readers for this heinous crime.  So, this is a long overdue trumpet call all of you to gather ‘round and gaze in wonder…

Bordeaux Vintage Report 2007 – MoneyWeek April 2008

This time last week I was rolling off a plane at Heathrow having tasted the vast majority of the 2007 vintage ‘en primeur’ offerings in Bordeaux. This particular week is one of the highest pressure wine-tasting periods of the year. The UK wine trade was there in force. And, for the first time, there was a noticeable absence of Americans – they…