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My Father, Chianti and I

So I’ve been spending a lot of time since December in Winnipeg. Rather too much in one sense. It is exhausting. When I get home I fall into bed around 830 and sleep like a log for 12 hours. On … Continue reading

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Recorking Sparkling Wine

“How can I recork sparkling wine and champagne when I don’t finish the bottle?” Ah the eternal lament. Theoretically I should be using stoppers all the time given how much of the stuff I drink; factually it is seldom a … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for MLCC

I was researching a column last week for the Spectator and I came across a bottle that made me go weak in the knees – Stonecroft Old Vine Gewurztraminer from Hawkes Bay. Now before you fire up your boozemobile for … Continue reading

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Let the Bells Ring Out and the Banners Fly!

If you’re a fan of Portuguese wines (and who is not?) you are likely mostly in love with the Douro reds: big, plush, seductive wines that make California reds seem trivial. But the Portuguese have always made and enjoyed much … Continue reading

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“Elegant” wine

I’ve had a couple of wines lately that I considered undrinkable. They were viscous, sugary, and in one case (Meiomi PN) collapsed with astonishing speed (less than four hours) into cherry cough syrup. I don’t get it. I know these … Continue reading

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