Author: Tom

Cellaring

The first and most important question you need to ask yourself is, “How serious am I about cellaring my wine?” By this I mean, “How much wine are you planning
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Sauvies flock to Worcester

The talented and energetic Emma Ndetiru, wine maker at Rift Valley Winery (makers of Leleshwa Wines) in Kenya, had been “in town” for about two weeks feeding her insatiable
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Finding a Red Bucket

It’s been years of promising, gathering contacts, sending emails, almost starting then failing to follow through… Breaks my heart when I think about it sometimes… Well, not really…
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Going Chard Crazy

Bare with me, I seem to be going through an Elgin infatuation as we … speak? It probably won’t pass, however I’ll most certainly move to another obsession next week
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A Cog Thrown in

The social side of wine is often as important to me as what’s in the glass. I’d prefer to split an awe-inspiring bottle with company that might equally appreciate what the
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Remote Chenin

Carla is better known for her various exquisite sparkling wine expressions (locally known as Méthod cap Classiques when they are produced in the same method used in Champagne) which, for the record, I
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Lace is Always a Good Idea

Almenkerk in Elgin is worth a stopover. I have known its flagship wines for their reliability, whereas their Lace range is making head way when it comes to value.
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