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New Zealand Wines

Clericus Wild Sauvignon Blanc MMXVI Clark Estate Wines Marlborough New Zealand I was delighted to receive my sponsored wine from New Zealand Wines, especially apt on International Sauvignon Blanc Day! […]

The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia

Whose book shelf hasn’t displayed an edition of Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia? Whose fingers haven’t flipped the pages to learn, to refresh or to check? Whether you’re a wine pro or […]

Wines in the first lockdown

March 13th 2020 was the last time I travelled into London.  The first lockdown started early for us, as emails came in over that weekend postponing all my wine teaching […]

The New Crus Bourgeois Classification

In those untroubled, pre-pandemic times, a highlight of my year was the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc tasting – always a privilege to taste so many top quality Bordeaux […]


Some New articles to read…

Celebrate Sakura Season With the Best Sake You Can Buy in the UK in 2021 – expert interview, Esquire. For goodness’ sake: exploring Japan’s ancient beverages – expert interview, Tempus. […]

Help The Hospitality Industry

It’s the Big English Wine Easter this week-end so make sure you’ve got a bottle or two of English wine to hand with which to celebrate. Jacob Leadley of Black […]

Awesome Picks

Baldons Wine Club members love 100AWEsome Wines If 100AWEsome Wines feels like 97 too many, here are 3 ‘pick of the bunch’ wines from three of our favourite BWC tutors…. […]

100 AWEsome Wines

100 AWEsome Wines is now online and live In view of how our teaching has changed over the last 12 months and continues to be more virtual than actual, for […]

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