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January 27 2023

Bordeaux 2019 – full report from the Southwold tasting

Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2019: the vintage that nearly got away - Matthew Hemming MW The 2019 Bordeaux campaign nearly fell victim to…

Written by Lena Bruning

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January 20 2023

The Macallan – Profile of a Scotch Whisky Icon

Whisky

The Macallan is synonymous not just with whisky, but with prestige and luxury across the globe.   Macallan is a…

Written by Chris Kelly

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January 11 2023

Vintage Report: Burgundy 2021 by Matthew Hemming MW

Burgundy

Chiselled whites with the sort of ‘proper’ structure that’s becoming uncommon in our era of solar vintages. Elegant and fine-boned…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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December 22 2022

Dom Perignon – A Champagne Icon

Champagne

The most famous of Champagnes and one of the most recognisable brands on the planet, Dom Perignon is emblematic of…

Written by Chris Kelly

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December 16 2022

A Tasting of Dal Forno Amarone

Amarone

In November, I was treated to a tasting of Dal Forno Amarone and Valpolicella courtesy of the UK importer, Pol…

Written by Chris Kelly

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December 16 2022

Tasting At Taylors – The Lafite Of Portugal

Port

  Sometimes it takes a tasting at a winery, to remined you not just how special they are, but exactly…

Written by Chris Kelly

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November 24 2022

Annual Christmas Team Trip – Porto

Portugal

Day in Douro Valley: We took an early train through the beautiful valley to arrive at our first destination of…

Written by Lena Bruning

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October 14 2022

CVNE Rioja Trip – Chris Kelly

Rioja

Visit 1: CVNE’s Imperial Winery in Haro to Taste Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Our visit commenced with lunch at CVNE’s…

Written by Lena Bruning

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September 2 2022

2022 Southwold Tasting – Matthew Hemming MW

Bordeaux

Having been interrupted by ‘you know what’ last year, in 2022 the Southwold Tasting returned to its usual January slot.  There…

Written by Lena Bruning

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