Banged up and locked down.

  1. Angela Reddin

    Banged up and locked down.

    By Angela Reddin
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    Hi all.  Laura’s lovely report illustrated what so many of us are going through at the moment.  All work cancelled.  A very iffy position for all of us I assume.  Also I have just received the dreaded letter from the NHS.  I have to stay ‘in isolation’ for 12 weeks. ...
  2. Kevin Ecock

    Kevin Ecock’s WinePod

    By Kevin Ecock
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    I launched my podcast, Kevin Ecock’s WinePod, one year ago. For a few months before that I needed to learn how to be tech friendly, decide on a logo, a title and above all an interesting format. Wine is visual and sensory – is it also something we like to...
  3. Laura Clay

    Cellier des Dauphins

    By Laura Clay
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    Wine cooperatives are underrated – discuss. I’ve never quite understood the slightly negative view of buying wine made by a co-operative. These are wineries jointly owned by vine-growers, grape-growers, vignerons, farmers, whatever you like to call them, which produce wine from the area in which their vines are situated. Over...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...