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Rhône 2018 EP: tasting the 2018s from the barrel

Our trip to taste the 2018 vintage in the Rhône was a welcome week of warm sunshine and blue skies. This was a much-awaited trip for me as it was my first time visiting the region and the winemakers that...

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An introduction to restaurant wine lists

Even as a professional in the wine trade, dissecting a restaurant’s wine list isn’t always an easy business. Given the overwhelming diversity of wines now available, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I want to try and do here is...

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Rhône Fine Wine Market Report

Meandering its way from Vienne in the north past Avignon in the south and onward to the Mediterranean is the Rhône valley, home to a vast array of great wines. In the north, Syrah reaches its zenith in the sublime...

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Sherry – Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent | New book

Sherry’s renaissance is happening and is illustrated in an inspiring new book: Sherry – Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent, written by wine veteran Ben Howkins, which will be published by the Steven Spurrier-led Académie du Vin Library on 16th September.

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Travel Tips: Spain’s Basque Country

In the words of legendary 19th century epicure and gastronome, Brillat-Savarin, “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” There can be no doubt that great wine and food go hand in hand. We are celebrating this most...

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