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Saint-Émilion, Message in a Bottle

Originally posted on L'occasion:
This story tells how the history of Saint-Émilion, the UNESCO World Heritage wine region located in Bordeaux France, provides travel inspiration. The History of Saint-Émilion In the 8th century a monk from Brittany fled?south on…

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Château Simard Saint Emilion 1996

My choice of this wine was influenced by several factors:- I have never had a twenty year old wine before. I have visited 11th Century village of Saint Emilion on several occasions and fell in love with the place. I … Continue reading

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La Châsse Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2014.

I mentioned before that for a while I was “off” Cotes Du Rhône, well that was a while ago and now I am quite keen on the stuff. I was wandering around the wine aisles at Sainsbury recently when I … Continue reading

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Cuvée Prestige Vin de France.

This sort of wine doesn’t usually get a review I would imagine as it would normally fall below the radar; regarded as not worthy, but I think that it deserves a mention. I think that wines should suit the occasion … Continue reading

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Peter Lehmann Portrait Dry Riesling 2015.

I must have known that we were going to be in for some hot weather – it has been uncommonly warm here with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of Britain because when seeking to find … Continue reading

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Beyerskloof Pinotage 2015.

I reviewed a South African Pinotage a little while ago, that was a very different, exciting  and yet polarising wine (I didn’t think that everyone would like it – I loved it) and I was rather hoping for a similar … Continue reading

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The Parcel series Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel is an interesting grape – also known as Primitivo, it is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of Californian Vineyards.  DNA analysis has revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and … Continue reading

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The Elms Shiraz – Yering Station.

I do like a nice Australian Shiraz, and this one caught my eye on my recent trip to Majestic. (I had also mistaken it for “Yarra Yering” which I had read about in one of Oz Clark’s books some years … Continue reading

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Barista 2015 Pinotage.

I have always been at best ambivalent about South African wines. I have had some good ones and I have had some that weren’t so nice. I avoided them for many years as I always managed to find other wines, … Continue reading

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This weeks wine enjoyment.

This week we had “Pinot Noir vin de France” 2014 from Bouchard Aine & Fils. (Burgundy) It was bought from Sainsbury at £6.00 for a 75cl bottle (reduced from £7.50) and at this price, I think that it represented good … Continue reading

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