Monthly Archives: October 2010


I decided to squander/ invest the last of my redundancy money on some En Primeur Bordeaux. I know that makes me sound like a former Goldman Sachs employee splashing out on a case of Le Pin but sadly my budget … Continue reading

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Grape varieties don’t matter

The much-hyped comedy Sideways left me cold. I did leave the cinema, however, with the warm glow of the pedant for noticing that the grape varieties the Paul Giamatti character is most rude about, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, are the … Continue reading

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Designer sherries

Martin, manager at Oddbins in Leeds back in the early years of this century, used to refer to a morning sherry as a sharpener.  There is nothing quite so refreshing when hungover as an 11am Tio Pepe.  That is what … Continue reading

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