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A Most Unusual (NEWTS) Tasting – Part 2

After some delicious whites the evening moved to the reds, but we stayed with Austria for the Pittnauer 2008 St. Laurent Dorflagen, a 13% Qualitätswein Trocken from the Burgenland region. Likened, and genetically related, to Pinot Noir, the St. Laurent … 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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Wine buying in the U.K. (Chapter 3 – Specialist retailers)

We’ve previously covered Supermarkets where wine is sold along with the weekly Grocery shop. This section covers the dedicated wine stores and on-line retailers whose livelihood is predominantly wine and spirits. Oddbins has been around since the early ‘60s and … Continue reading

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