Archive for October, 2013:

My favourite Burgundies, by Clive Coates MW

Published on October 29th, 2013
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From almost anyone else, a title such as this looks to suggest a personal ramble through some nice bottles of Burgundy. But Clive Coates has huge professional experience of Burgundy, and indeed is based in the region. And it is a structured stroll through his tasting notes. But there is some new information here too, updated domaine profiles for 27 producers, and some brief observations on subjects such as premature oxidation and climate change in the region.

Helderberg Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Published on October 22nd, 2013
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Tasty new wine from M&S

Languedoc rising

Published on October 15th, 2013
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The fortunes of Languedoc, in southern France, could be on the up again, as the value of vineyard land has rebounded from the burst investment bubble of the mid 1990s.


Published on October 8th, 2013
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Chablis is the quintessentially steely, floral, stony, flinty, lip-smackingly refreshing wine from the very north of Burgundy. It’s a region firmly ensconced in the cool climate of northerly latitudes.

Bolo Godello 2012,

Published on October 1st, 2013
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Best value white wine from the Wine Society’s recent press tasting?

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