Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sleb Wines – A NEWTS Tasting

Celebrity wine; a damning phrase to some people but a must-have piece of memorabilia for die-hard fans. For years now it seems that many major (and a few more minor) celebrities get bitten by the wine bug in one way … Continue reading

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A Whites only evening

It’s unusual to go to a wine tasting where it is a red free zone, but that’s what Alistair Stewart of Richard Granger Fine Wines decided for an evening of aromatic white wines, showing a selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, … Continue reading

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A Chinese Toast

The 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards dinner was held last Wednesday with the results of the top awards winners announced on the night. For the first time in its history a Chinese Wine took an International Trophy, the highest award … Continue reading

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Greybeard’s Corner – August 2011

Summer’s end has come and as the northern year slips towards shorter days and colder nights it’s time for my monthly roundup of the greater wine world and my miniscule corner of it. Wine News: South Africa hit the headlines … Continue reading

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Tempranillo Day, Hola!

Today was the 1st International Tempranillo Day, organised by TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society), a North American Organisation dedicated to promoting this intrinsically Spanish grape in America and Internationally. To be fair, for reasons of impartiality, I should … Continue reading

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