Category Archives: N.E. Retailers

The Wizard of Oz, with Guests

I’ve been to a few events recently where I find myself apologising for not keeping up with the Wine Blog, so what better reason can there be to dust off the writing cobwebs than a rare visit to the North East … Continue reading

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Producteurs Plaimont with Xavier Didelon

Last month I was invited by local wine educator Helen Savage for a tasting of wines from Producteurs Plaimont, a co-operative in the South West of France. Presenting the wines was Xavier Didelon, an Alsace native who has worked for Plaimont for the … Continue reading

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Supermarket malaise?

No matter how much you wish to support the local economy the necessities of life dictate Supermarket shopping is inevitable, but rather than fill the coffers of any single faceless corporation I favour a rotation system for the grocery shop, … Continue reading

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Wines of 2012

Now that 2012 has passed, and before 2013 gets off to a working start, it’s a good time to look back on a year full of enjoyable wine experiences and where I was lucky enough to taste some superb wines … Continue reading

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Northumbria Food & Wine 2012 – The Wines

The previous 2 posts have reviewed the Festival as an event and the masterclass talks, but I’ve left this last post to discuss the wines themselves, although some have already been hinted at previously. I’ll work through the wines I … Continue reading

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Northumbria Food & Wine 2012 – Masterful Talks

As mentioned in the general review post on the 2nd Northumbria Food and Wine Festival the bar was raised for 2012 with a Master of Wine and 2 MW students joining Marta Mateus and Max de Nardo on the bill. … Continue reading

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Northumbria Food & Wine 2012 – The Festival

The 2nd Northumbria Food and Wine Festival raised its Marquees at the Corbridge Rugby Club last month, fortuitously on the only truly dry weekend of summer up until that point (a welcome change from last year when the late planning … Continue reading

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Newcastle Wine Fair 2012

Courtesy of the EAT! NG Festival and Newcastle Wine School Sunday 29th July 2012 saw the Newcastle Wine Fair roll into town again, although this year the location had moved from the Civic Centre to the Georgian architecture of the … Continue reading

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Tim Atkin and Lebanese Wines

Last Sunday the 2012 EAT! Festival Wine Fair opened its doors in a new venue, the grand surroundings of the Assembly Rooms, Newcastle. As usual the region’s local wine retailers turned out in force to show off their bottles – … Continue reading

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Wine & Pies?

Wine and Pies may not seem to be the most obvious of bedfellows, the latter more associated with a beer or mug of tea, but as the pies in question are self-styled gourmet pies then why not trade up on … Continue reading

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