Tag Archives: Mourvèdre

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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Wine of the Week: Côtes du Rhone Guigal 2007

Some wines are so familiar that I ignore them when shopping. There’s an element of snobbery at work here; it feels so much cooler (do people still say cool?) to be drinking something obscure. When I worked at Oddbins we … Continue reading

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The Romance of Wine

It was after visiting a tiny vineyard in Faugeres that I decided to sell my flat in London, buy some land and make wine. Domaine Sarabande consists of  an Australian/Irish couple Paul and Isla Gordon, four hectares of vines and a garage with some … 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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