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RAW – London Artisan Wine Fair 2015


Yesterday I went to RAW – UK’s biggest artisan wine fair at London’s Old Truman Brewery. “RAW is about fine, natural wines that are true to where they are from – that have an authenticity of taste that most wines today have lost” the blurb reads. I was at the Brick Lane venue just after doors opened at 10…

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Top Douro Reds – Vintage 2011


The Douro has produced red table wines since Roman times. It was customary to add grape spirit to these somewhat rough wines to improve quality and stability. Port as we know it was first produced in the Douro in the 18th century. The first modern red wine of the Douro, Barca Welha was produced in…

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A Year in Champagne


Originally posted on the drunken cyclist:
I do not watch a lot of films about wine. Sure, I have seen Sideways and even read the book (the movie was better), but I am probably the only wine geek in the world that has not (yet?) seen Somm. I never saw Mondovino either. I did see Bottle Shock, but the…