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Wines and Cigars of the Year

It’s been a great and many thanks to all that shared some great bottles, cigars and laughs. I’ve been very lucky to share some top wines this year but I will remember these for a very long time. Hermitage Blanc 1991 Chave Hermitage Rouge 1990 Chave Clos de Vougeot 1978 Heritiers Nicolas Echezeaux 1985 JP [...]

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Barolo 1997 Retrospective

On my recent trip to Piedmont, we lined up 14/15 Baroli from the much lauded (on release) and maligned (recently) 1997 vintage in Piedmont.  The vintage was the first hot vintage vintage since 1990 and winemakers seemed to struggle in keeping freshness and balance in their wines.  The 2003 vintage was much hotter and generally [...]

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A Tour Back to the Fifties, October 23rd

About a month I approached a few mates and suggested that we do a 50s night.  We gathered at mine for a glass of Jerome Prevost’s La Closerie Cuvee Les Beguines Champagne we headed to one of our favourite dining spots, Chez Bruce in Wansdworth. Once comfortably seated, we tucked into some Dom Perignon 1990 [...]

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