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1924 Seppeltsfield 100-year-old Para Vintage Tawny

There is something otherworldly about tasting a 100-year-old wine.  It is somewhat of an out-of-body experience.  Of course, you can taste the wine in your mouth. The perfume floods the senses, but you then seem to step out of your human frame, taking a spectral glance at your flesh and bones body, savouring the moment, taking in the magnitude…
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Breaking News – 100 Best Australian Wines 2023/24 – The Festival Dates & Details

100 BEST AUSTRALIAN WINE FESTIVALS The 100 Best Australian Wines 2023/24 Festival Season is upon us.  I have organised four incredibly exciting new Festivals around the UK to showcase the finest Australian wines of the year.  2024 is the 20th year since I started my 100 Best Australian Wines initiative, and to mark this moment, I have upgraded…
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An incredible review of Jukes by Rochelle Bilow in ‘Food & Wine’ USA

I Tried Jukes - the Nonalcoholic Wine Served in Some of the World’s Best Restaurants This chef-loved NA 'wine' makes happy hour feel so much fancier. By Rochelle Bilow Published on December 27, 2023 in Food & Wine  PHOTO: FOOD & WINE / JUKES CORDIALITIES AND JOHNNY STEVENS PHOTOGRAPHY Nonalcoholic…
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FOOD & WINE MATCHING – everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty-five years.  Thirteen of my fourteen wine books have featured comprehensive food and wine-matching chapters and I have written over 1000 columns in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine along this theme as well.  For more than 26 years, I wrote the wine lists for a handful of award-winning…
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Decanter Magazine – January 2024 – Around Australia in 20 Wines

Advance Australia Fair – 20 years and 20 wines When you notch up twenty years doing something, there is always an urge to look back and reflect on the past, picking out the highlights and the lowlights while trying to plot a course for the future. I used to host a wine slot on the BBC’s London FM station GLR back in the nineties. As it turned…
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2022 En Primeur Burgundy Week PART 4 of 4

The finest wines of the vintage from the Magnificent Seven Lea & Sandeman, Goedhuis Waddesdon, Corney & Barrow, Jeroboams, Justernini & Brooks, Haynes, Hanson & Clark and Berry Bros. & Rudd This introduction was also published yesterday. I have already posted two free-to-view Wednesday Wines posts on the 2022 Burgundy En Primeur…
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NOTES – 2022 En Primeur Burgundy Week Part 3 of 4

The finest wines of the vintage from the Magnificent Seven Lea & Sandeman, Goedhuis Waddesdon, Corney & Barrow, Jeroboams, Justernini & Brooks, Haynes, Hanson & Clark and Berry Bros. & Rudd I have already posted two free-to-view Wednesday Wines posts on the 2022 Burgundy En Primeur campaign from two merchants who released their…
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A spotlight on Jukes Cordialities – the finest alcohol-free drinks imaginable

www.jukescordialities.com If you are looking for healthy, sophisticated, and delicious alcohol-free drinks for the New Year, then look no further.
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Newsflash – Hedonism Wines Unveils Groundbreaking Online Auction Platform

LONDON, NOVEMBER 2023 – Hedonism Wines is thrilled to announce the launch of its online auction platform. Making its debut on the 13th of November, the inaugural auction will comprise 100 lots, featuring an array of fine wines and rare spirits. The first auction sets itself apart by offering a unique proposition - zero commission - charged…
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Fine Wine Newsflash – Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine Announce Merger

EMBARGOED: 12PM 3 NOVEMBER 2023 Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine Announce Merger to Form Goedhuis Waddesdon Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement to merge, effective from 3 November 2023. Both companies will initially continue to trade under their existing names while the two businesses are…
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Nicolas & Jay’s 2021s

It was a great pleasure to meet Jay Boberg on his recent trip to London. I often say this when I write about great wines, so here I go again, but please do refer to this winery’s website because there is so much more information than I could ever hope to note down in a speedy tasting! You can read about the 2018s here and 2019s here. In…
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2020 Chianti Classico, Banfi – a delicious wine / a hilarious press release!

I am sent press upwards of ten wine press releases every day. I rarely read them. For some reason, though, I read this one after tasting this wine!  I only read it because I loved the flavour of this newly released Chianti.  Ocado is listed as a stockist at £18.50  and Bon Coeur also stocks this wine at £19.40 if you buy it by the case of six…