Ramos Pinto with Ana Rato

  1. Paul Quinn

    Ramos Pinto with Ana Rato

    By Paul Quinn
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    Ana Rato winemaker from Ramos Pinto presented a tasting of Port’s and wines at Storrs Hall near Windermere to Sommeliers and invited quests. We were introduced to Adriano Reserva White Port that Ana showed as an aperitif mixed with tonic, ice and mint, this was very refreshing. We then moved...
  2. Christos Ioannou

    Benevolent Quiz Thursday 18th October

    By Christos Ioannou
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    I have just seen Joe Wadsack’s Tweet about the Bordeaux Quiz for The Benevolent on Thursday 18th October. It starts at 6.30 and is being held near Covent Garden and tickets are £25 – anyone available and interested in making up a team? You can see more details and book...
  3. Lindsay Oram

    And the Oscar goes to…..

    By Lindsay Oram
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    And the Oscar goes to….. Diversity has become one of the buzz words of the last 10 years, as we live in a world that increasingly recognizes and values points of difference. Gone are the days, thankfully, when a region focusing on one or two grape varieties and wine styles...
  4. Laura Clay

    Olivier Dauga – Le Faiseur de Vin

    By Laura Clay
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    Winemaker, consultant and wearer of natty shirts, Olivier Dauga, is a firm believer and advocate of sustainability and organic farming. Much of his work is based in and around Bordeaux with Univitis although his own property, Foncadaure, is further south in Roussillon and he consults for Vignerons Catalans, too. I...
  5. Heather Dougherty

    Educators go back to school

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Wine educators like nothing better than going back to school, so our session at the Ecole des Vins in Avignon on our first morning made for a fine start to our trip to the southern Rhône. Oenologist Mathilde Ficty led us through a wealth of information about the region that...