Monthly Archives: July 2012

Terrific ageworthy Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde is a wine region and emphatically NOT a style of wine – (and you don’t pronounce the e on the end either – it rhymes with baird!). A lot of people, very understandably imagine that it’s called Vinho … Continue reading

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The Wine Society – How good is their list?

Founded in 1874 The Wine Society are one of the reasons I got into wine in the first place, partly through membership bought for my 18th (or was it 21st?) birthday but more because it is the wine society who … Continue reading

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A white Chateauneuf

From time to time we get asked for a white Chateauneuf, it isn’t very often but it’s a useful thing to have on the shelf as a premium white wine that isn’t made from Chardonnay but that is still French. … Continue reading

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A new Cognac from Hennessy

Last year Hennessy added a significant Cognac to their range which up until that point consisted of VS (£30ish), VSOP (£40ish), XO (£110ish) , Paradis (£400ish) and then Richard (£2000ish) which left it with a small but significant gap in … Continue reading

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An American Inspired IPA

I picked up this bottle at a farm shop in north Somerset, and was initially taken in – like many of us initially are – by the label. It’s young, funky and cool and comes from Bristol Beer Factory – … Continue reading

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