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Sunday Night In

Managed to catch up with a dear old friend passing through town.  His generosity of opening rather glorious older Bordeaux pushed the ante for me to bring some decent stuff. We started with an Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2005 Zilliken, which was drinking beautifully.  It had a lovely charming, creamy, ripe apple nose and a brilliant [...]

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Oh what a night!

A few friends from the trade and I decided to toast the new year with a primarily Piedmont-based dinner at our favourite haunt, Zucca. Proprietor, Sam Harris, joined us for dinner and put on a bespoke spread to die for which included Raw Mackerel and Sicilian Prawns, Lightly seared Tuna with lemon and capers, Roast [...]

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Tea (actually Barolo) with Mussolini

On a recent trip to Italy, a friend kindly opened a bottle of the oldest Barolo I’ve ever tasted and it was outstanding.  Very much alive with complexity, freshness and sweetness of fruit that belied its age.  In fact, it was in much better shape than many of the 1997s tasted earlier that day.  Tasting [...]

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