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Monthly Archives: April 2010

  • The Big Friendly Tasting

    Posted on April 20, 2010 by Enotriaadmin

    Our intrepid taster (and pourer) Edgar was at the Big Fortified Tasting (or BFT for acronym fans) yesterday. Here's his breathless report:
    Fortified wines at tastings: do you see them as the poor relations to be shunned at the last table on the way to the toilets? Yesterday The Big Fortified Tasting brought together a ...


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  • Armagnac = pleasure

    Posted on April 15, 2010 by Enotriaadmin

    Very good to meet Florence Castarede of the eponymous Armagnac house this week. She gave us a fascinating history of Armagnac (did you know it was first mentioned back in 1310?). In fact a local monk gave a very positive view of the health benefits of Armagnac (in moderation, bien sur): "...it makes redness disappear ...


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  • The Black Wine

    Posted on April 8, 2010 by Enotriaadmin

    It's one of those moments that buyers live for. There in the line up, after the Viura, the barrel fermented Sauvignon from New Zealand, the spatlese and the Douro Reserva, was our surprise wine of the day.
    The black wine. Sent by an unknown 'admirer', this bottle proudly boasts that it 'contains ginseng'. What does it ...


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  • Barolo - expensive for a reason

    Posted on April 6, 2010 by Enotriaadmin

    This is an excerpt from an article by Victoria Moore which appeared in The Guardian on Saturday 3 April.
    "'Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!" Chiara Boschis launches noisily into Handel's famous chorus as a bowl of handmade pasta is put down in front of her and a musky truffle is produced and shaved on top of it. The ...


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  • What do you mean, old?

    Posted on April 5, 2010 by Enotriaadmin

    Came across this great tasting note from www.wineloverspage.com:
    1925 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva
    "With hushed anticipation, opened right before serving, our grand old man of Europe. First aroma is, unbelievably, dill! Amazing that the American oak telltale can survive this long. The came other herbs, like rosemary, and a curious and pleasant grassiness. Totally sound ...


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  • Dolcetto Nirane Ascheri 2009

    Posted on April 1, 2010 by Enotriaadmin


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