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Max Driscoll
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Ryedale Vineyard Open Day - The first taste of 2013
I haven’t looked back through my blog posts, but I’m sure I
must have mentioned Ryedale Vineyard at some point (if I haven’t, then shame on
me!). I’ve known the owners, Stuart and Elizabeth Smith, for a while now, and
have helped them out on a number of occ...

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Les Vins Savoyards!
A trip to France is always welcome. I love exploring over there, going to local shops, big supermarkets and of course visiting vineyards. I like just searching through rows of bottles, examining the labels, matching up regions with grape varieties, testing ...

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Stepp, Pinot Noir *8, 2012*
I've been going through a bit of a Pinot phase of late. It's not that I've been drinking lots of them, or that it's the only thing I've been drinking, but they've just been on my mind. I seem to have been reading about them a lot, or they keep catching my e...

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Chateau Musar 1981
Another quick write-up of a Christmas wine now. One that I shared with
some friends, and went down a treat. I speak of a 1981 Chateau Musar. I
bought this in an auction lot of 3 old Musars, one each from '79, '81
and '83. I had the '79 a year or so ago, ...

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Wine and Spirit Education Trust
When I first started this blog, I was doing a lot of learning. I wanted to find out about all things wine-related. I wrote a piece about sources of information and wine qualifications. In that piece, I listed a little bit of info regarding the Wine and Spir...

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Chablis 1er Cru, Mont de Milieu, 2008 from Billaud-Simon
A quick mention now for a good little find at the Co-op. I've mentioned before that this local shop isn't great at knowing what it's got on the shelves. Just before Christmas I spotted this premier Cru and took a quick look. I wasn't too bothered at first, ...

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Paul Jaboulet, Les Jumelles, 1997 Cote-Rotie
Christmas is a time to enjoy oneself. We all indulge in guilty pleasures and some of us over-indulge. My extravagances this year were a few choice bottles of wine, some from my cellar that I have waiting to try, and others acquired from merchants or auction...

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#WineSwap
Last week saw the culmination of many tweets, a bit of haggling and some organisation. Last Tuesday evening I drove to a hotel about 20 minutes from my house, had a couple of drinks with a new friend, and exchanged 4 of my own bottles of wine with 4 of his....

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#WineSwap
Last week saw the culmination of many tweets, a bit of haggling and some organisation. Last Tuesday evening I drove to a hotel about 20 minutes from my house, had a couple of drinks with a new friend, and exchanged 4 of my own bottles of wine with 4 of his....

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Chateau Cambon la Pelouse, 2006, Haut-Medoc.
Now I know it's not #winewednesday, but I felt like a small reward was required having done a bit of long-awaited DIY. I decided to sample a wine that has been sat in the rack for a few months. I picked up a bottle of the 2006 Cambon la Pelouse in Morrisons...
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