Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Pleasure of Wine

A wine merchant opened up near my flat in East London about three years ago just as the recession was taking off and people were losing their jobs. They didn’t offer much below £10 a bottle and their expensive stuff … Continue reading

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Have I lumbered my blog with a stupid name?

I’m thinking of changing the name of my blog. No less an authority than Jancis Robinson (for it is she) thought that it sounded ‘rather unappetising.’ Evines, a online merchant, said that it ‘sounds dangerously like a smash up of … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Barbera d’ Asti Superiore ‘Le Amandole’ Gonella 2009

My wine of the week you probably cannot get hold of easily. I bought it in the Cave de Pyrene sale last week. I ordered some wines pretty much at random, nothing too expensive, nothing too old, and this was … Continue reading

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Anger doesn’t sell gin.

Who would you prefer to talk to at a wedding, an angry thug or a wine bore? I was thinking of this choice whilst watching the new Gordon’s gin advert. In it a stereotypical wine bore complete with big nose, … Continue reading

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