Fine Wines Direct Christmas wines

Oct 24, 21 Fine Wines Direct Christmas wines

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Halloween is just round the corner but Fine Wines Direct already have Christmas in mind and invited me to participate in an online tasting earlier this week. They choose 10 wines that they think will be great for this holiday season. Fine Wines Direct are a small, independent wine importer based in Cardiff. They have a huge...

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Juighissa, dessert wine of Sardinia by Cantina della Vernaccia

May 18, 18 Juighissa, dessert wine of Sardinia by Cantina della Vernaccia

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Sardinia. Honestly, I always got it confused with Sicily; an Italian island in the Mediterranean, has beaches and they make wine. That was, until my most recent trip to the rugged island of Sardinia, where I discovered a beautiful landscape of granite mountains, verdant valleys, rolling hills, white sandy beaches with aquamarine...

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Hay Shed Hill Wines, Margaret River

Mar 04, 18 Hay Shed Hill Wines, Margaret River

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On a cold, grey, rainy (read: typical) London January day, I made my way to the Boxcar Butcher & Grill in Marylebone for a few bottles of Australian sunshine courtesy of Hay Shed Hill Wines. Owner and winemaker Michael Kerrigan was in town to show off his wines to the lucky ones of us gathered around the dining table. Michael...

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Spelunking and winetasting in the Rhone Valley

Jun 14, 16 Spelunking and winetasting in the Rhone Valley

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I’ve done winetasting in many different and exotic locales, from the vineyards of Champagne during one of  the coldest winters ever (think minus 20 degrees Celsius and sitting in the snow on cardboard – believe it or not it was fun!) to dangling 100 metres up in the air whilst tasting-  but the most exhilariating to...

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Alain Geoffroy’s corkscrew museum in Chablis

Mar 29, 13 Alain Geoffroy’s corkscrew museum in Chablis

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When we arrived at Alain Geoffroy’s tasting room,it was the end of a long day of tasting in Chablis and while it had been an illuminating day of tasting, I must admit by this time my teeth and palate were ready for a small break. When Alain’s daughter, Nathalie, came out to greet us and asked if we wanted to tour the...

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