Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from one of the great Sauvignon producers

  First an acknowledgement, I didn’t ‘discover’ this wine all by myself, rather I saw it over on wineanorak.com where Jamie Goode briefly recommended it. What drew it to my attention was not Jamie’s (very brief) review and tasting note, … Continue reading

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A Somerset Ale

Somerset is a part of the country more associated with cider than ales, but as an ale lover my recent trip to that part of the country meant hunting out a couple of nice ales from local brewers. Butcombe is … Continue reading

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Gatcombe Farm Shop

So another recommendation for a foodie thing – this time we’re talking farmshop. We turned up in time for coffee at Gatcombe and found a man at the (very 1980’s) carvery bar having a pint of cider for breakfast but … Continue reading

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A really interesting Spanish wine

Another wine from that interesting meeting with Spanish importer Ben Henshaw of Indigo Wines is this wine from Navarra. For those unaware of the wines of Navarra the region is immediately north east of Rioja and the winery responsible for … Continue reading

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Great artisan breads

In a bit of a digression from wine, I hope that highlighting great producers, shops and other foodie type things might be worthwhile two – and this is the first – a bakery based in North Somerset. Pullins Bakery are … Continue reading

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A lovely fresh fruited ‘New Wave’ Spanish wine

So a little less than a year ago a colleague (slightly reluctantly it must be said) agreed to allow an importer to come and show us some wines, after five minutes of meeting he called me in with words along … Continue reading

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A really decent St Chinian

A few of you who know me will know that I spend a couple of weeks near St Chinian on holiday a few years back, in fact it seems to be rather a long time ago – 6 years in … Continue reading

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