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California stars

I’m thinking of moving to LA and becoming a Disney baddie. I’ve been told that I’ve got the voice for it. In preparation for this, I’m trying to develop a taste for Californian wines. This is difficult as most of … Continue reading

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Adventures on the Wine Route – Kermit Lynch

This is an edited version of a long essay on wine writing that appeared in Slightly Foxed literary magazine in December. I should also take this opportunity to announce that I have started a monthly wine column in The Lady … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Lirac ‘Les Queyrades’ 05

Jane McQuitty, the Times wine writer and disco enthusiast, wrote an article a few years back where she wondered what the point of decanting was: “Decanting all white wines and the majority of red wines is a waste of time. … Continue reading

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Just as every ambitious chef needs a signature dish, so every new wine region needs a unique style. Australia came to prominence in the 80s with their own take on Syrah, Shiraz, California has Zinfandel, Argentina has Malbec and South … Continue reading

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