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Virginia: Old World Wine from the USA

The May tasting at NEWTS was a selection of wines from an area of the US with a long, if somewhat chequered history with winemaking. The Commonwealth of Virginia , nicknamed “Old Dominion” , the “Mother of Presidents” and the … 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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Night of the Premier Crus

September seems like ages ago now but David Whitaker gave the NEWTS a tasting that will stay in memory for a long time with a selection of fine and rare Burgundy Premier Crus. Dave had made connections in Burgundy Wines … Continue reading

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Just one more glass…a NEWTS tasting

February’s NEWTS was a celebration of the range and character of French wines, subtitled “if I could have just one more glass”. Presenter and Society Chairman Geoff has been buying wine in France for 35 years, often returning to the … Continue reading

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A Preponderance of Port…a NEWTS tasting

The January 2012 NEWTS meeting was the first time since New Year that I’d really dedicated any time to wine; after my Christmas cold and return to work the days had quickly passed and I’d even manager to forget The … Continue reading

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Greybeard’s Corner – Winter’s Hold 2011

The year is winding its way towards the Christmas and in the northern reaches of England winter’s icy touches are already starting to be felt, but as Europe and America’s wine now sits in tank and barrel there’s still plenty … Continue reading

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Greybeard’s Corner – Harvests End

By the time you read this harvests all over the Northern Hemisphere will have ended or be well on their way to finishing. 2011 has been a challenging harvest in both Europe and America but for different weather related reasons. … Continue reading

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A most unusual (NEWTS) tasting – Part 1

Last week’s NEWTS tasting was one for my fellow Wine Centurions, a selection of unusual grape varieties rarely seen in bottle or review. I took a slightly perverse enjoyment seeing the look of confusion on many of the faces in … Continue reading

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Greybeard’s Corner – May 2011

With the Rapture due to decimate the world on May 21st it hardly seemed worth researching this article, but luckily the end of the world has now been postponed until October 21st so we have a few more months to … Continue reading

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A Taste of Germany…a NEWTS tasting

Over a year ago I put my name down to give one of the monthly tastings at the North East Wine Tasting Society (NEWTS) and chose Germany as my theme. If you mention German wine to a random group of … Continue reading

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