Domaine of the Bee, Roussillon

Some people think that wine has a time and a place. That it should be properly presented, poured and reverently appreciated either around a dining table or more appropriately in a solemn proper winetasting. Happily, Justin Howard-Sneyd, MW, doesn’t think that way. Which is why me and Mr DrinknEat (Nathan Nolan)¬† found...

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Domaine Mastrio – Elegant 2007, 100% old vines carignan from a pop-up winery

        Pop up bars. Pop up restaurants. Pop up shops. Ho-hum. How about something a bit more interesting? Like a pop-up winery, perhaps? Michael Paetzold has done just that in the hills of Roussillon.     I found myself slogging up a hill on a rather gray and chilly day in the Roussillon last week to...

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Neil McGuigan and his Handmade Shiraz at Roussillon

I’ve come to realize that I’ve got a love/hate¬†relationship with Australian wine. Hate the cheap, supermarket¬†stuff, love the premium vino. Well, can you blame me? Why couldn’t it be the other way around, love the cheap stuff, hate the expensive stuff – if only. I was at the fashionable French restaurant,...

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