Musings: Thoughtfully Abstracted : Meditative

MUSINGS: One’s thoughts or comments on something you have been thinking about carefully and for a long time…

Bandol Rosé: A Wine of Many Pleasures

Bandol Rosé: A Wine of Many Pleasures

In France, as we emerge from the shadow of a pandemic unsure of how to interact with others, an old friend on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast anticipates our return. Nestled among the garrigue and olive groves are the vine-covered terraces of the Bandol hills, and...

Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier

Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier

A wave of new releases from some of Champagne’s most famous houses – and growers – is shifting attention away from the region’s fizz and on to its still wines. Essi Avellan MW explores the world of Coteaux Champenois Charles Heidsieck cellar master Cyril Brun is...

Bordeaux 2020

Bordeaux 2020

Ten years on, will the 2020 vintage, alongside 2019 and 2018, make it another golden treble for Bordeaux, emulating 2010, 2009 and 2008? The buzz from Bordeaux is upbeat, bar the decline in volume, but with the wines, as yet, unsampled there are still questions to be...

Explaining the Wine Flavour Tree

Explaining the Wine Flavour Tree

Among wine professionals it is now widely understood that you don’t actually taste wine, you smell it and as such, wine appreciation is very much a cross-modal experience. There are only five ‘tastes’ that can be detected on the tongue by the tastebuds and they are...

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The topic of Wine is filled with a mythology built on rules and intimidations, leaving us feeling insecure. Yet nothing breaks down barriers and brings us together as we take notice of the relationships built and conversations held over a glass of wine.

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The topic of Wine is filled with a mythology built on rules and intimidations, leaving us feeling insecure. Yet nothing breaks down barriers and brings us together as we take notice of the relationships built and conversations held over a glass of wine.

Our Books

The topic of Wine is filled with a mythology built on rules and intimidations, leaving us feeling insecure. Yet nothing breaks down barriers and brings us together as we take notice of the relationships built and conversations held over a glass of wine.

Our Books

The topic of Wine is filled with a mythology built on rules and intimidations, leaving us feeling insecure. Yet nothing breaks down barriers and brings us together as we take notice of the relationships built and conversations held over a glass of wine.

Our Books

The topic of Wine is filled with a mythology built on rules and intimidations, leaving us feeling insecure. Yet nothing breaks down barriers and brings us together as we take notice of the relationships built and conversations held over a glass of wine.

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