Author Archives: Tim Carlisle

The Coolest Wine Shop in the West? – Le Vignoble, Plymouth

Wine shops are getting cooler all the time. Pop to London and there are an increasing number of independent wine shops that are the antithesis of old fashioned dusty old shops full of smelly old men wearing tweed that we … Continue reading

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Weingut Felsner, Kremstal

Manfred Felsner is one of the stars of Kremstal, which is one of the better wine producing regions in Austria for white wines made primarily from Gruner Veltliner. Felsner’s vineyards are on the Northern banks of the Danube to the … Continue reading

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Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic St Loup, Languedoc

Domaine de L’Hortus is set in an almost impossibly beautiful part of the Languedoc and is a true family affair with father Jean Orliac now having taken a back seat the domaine is run by his four children – Yves, … Continue reading

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A fantastic new Austrian wine producer

I happened to be in London earlier this week for a meeting and was really pleased to see that there were a couple of tastings that really floated my boat on at the same time. One of those was the … Continue reading

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A Social Media Suggestion

Last week I suggested that the way much of the trade uses social media is not all that ¬†effective – and buy that I am not referring to individuals but more to organisations. The issue here is that to do … Continue reading

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A brilliant Beaujolais from Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard’s Beaujolais is a wine that will split a room I suspect – but for all the right reasons. People looking for a bright, fresh youthful and relatively simple glugger will be disappointed by this wine I suspect – … Continue reading

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A lovely white Burgundy

A few years ago (2008) I went on holiday to Burgundy staying in a brilliant apartment above a winery in Chorey les Beaune. Over the course of the trip we visited a few estates but with a non crawling youngster … Continue reading

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