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Tom's 40th Birthday Lunch

Lunch kicked off with the wrong bottle. Johnny had arranged for a bottle of Laurent Perrier 1990 which we only discovered having opened a brace of Louis Roederer Brut Premiers but we managed to find room for all three. The...

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Exclusive Rosé

Sacha Lichine, son of the famous Alexis Lichine, told me we should be stocking his Chateau d’Esclans Provence Rose, now the region’s most exclusive and expensive rose when I saw him at Vinexpo in Hong Kong.

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Clos des Lambrays

2 weeks in my father and step-mothers magic house in Cogolin in the south of France seems a distant memory as the body readjusts to the cool of Britain. The journey down was legendary, punctuated by a stop in Beaune...

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Weekend

Last weekend I was lucky enough to taste two vintages side by side from this prestigious 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac. Grand-Puy-Lacoste is usually considered to outperform its classification and these wines are no exception. Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1999 was absolutely delicious and...

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A delicious white Burgundy

I have just been in the north of Scotland for a couple of weeks with the family. Part of the time we were staying in a tiny little place called Achiltibuie. I’m sure not many of you will have heard...

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