Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pick of the Sales – Waitrose

Just after Christmas wine sellers announce all manner of sales – some are hoping to sell through excess stock or increase their ‘celebration’ purchase by encouraging our purchases of sparkling wines for New Year. Others will come in January that … Continue reading

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Visiting Champagne…. Ruinart

The final stop on our little Champagne expedition was to Ruinart. I felt a little bit sorry for them, by the time we arrived we’d been at Krug in the morning – which is hard enough for anyone to follow … Continue reading

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Visiting Champagne…. Krug

So the final morning and penultimate visit in Champagne was quite simply – The Big One – the house that was more than any other on my to do list – a house whose ‘entry’ level Champagne starts where most … Continue reading

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Visiting Champagne…. Pol Roger

Pol Roger is one of ‘those’ names that when you mention it to anyone in the wine trade you can see them slightly close their eyes and go a little bit wistful about – even if just for a minute. … Continue reading

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Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve , Highland Single Malt

So the first thing to know here is how to say Garioch – just so that when you talk to someone who knows you don’t come across as a first class plank. (we’ve all been there at some stage so … Continue reading

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Champagne Barons de Rothschild

  Hopefully next time they’ll let us through the bars….¬† If your name is Rothschild then there is pretty much nothing that you don’t have, I fully expect you are a nightmare to buy presents for. That is until recently … Continue reading

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How much a bottle?

Tim Atkin recently wrote a sensible piece on the average price paid for a bottle of wine in the UK. You can read it here¬†. In it he looks at the fact that the average bottle of wine sold in … Continue reading

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