Wine Choice Summer 2014

Pecorino – Terre di Chieti   For my wife, Alison and me, a real treat is to go out for a meal to our local Italian restaurant, the award-winning Osteria in North Berwick. To accompany our recent meal we chose a Pecorino wine, a grape we were hitherto unfamiliar with. I was accused of getting […]

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Spring Wine Choice 2014

Soave Classico 2012 Inama DOC I have to say that this Soave has always been one of my firm favourites, a truly fine wine from this celebrated region of Veneto. This is an area steeped in history, with the Garganega grape, from which this famous wine is made, being first planted here by the Romans. […]

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A Summer Wine Choice 2013

Cabernet d’Anjou, Chateau La Tomaze 2012 With temperatures soaring throughout July we are bound to revert to more typical climes as I write this piece. I cannot remember a period of weather that inflicted so much exhaustive heat on the population of the UK enticing adults to try more white and rose wines. Having worked […]

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Spring Wine Choice 2013

Spring – Wine Recommendation Domaine Pierre De Prehy Chablis 2009 I think it would be useful to give a short description about Chablis wines. From my perspective, as someone who enjoys a vast range of wine, but is learning all the time, the name Chablis stands out as one of the world’s great names. My […]

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Winter Classical Music 2013

Antonio Vivaldi’s – The Four Seasons [iframe style=”float:right;margin:0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/RRrOv72GFRw” width=”300″ height=”169″ ] Surely there will be few lovers of any genre of music who will not recognise and enjoy this composition by one of the great masters of his age. I recall a very active time in my life whilst running my […]

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Winter Wine Choice 2013

Gran Familia Clasica Valdepenas Reserva 2007 I am very keen to experiment with Spanish red wines and whilst seldom disappointed with an aging Rioja, will tend to gravitate towards an area I am less familiar with. So here I am recommending a fine red wine made with the Tempranillo grape from the Valdepenas region, in […]

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