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More New Wines from Spain and Italy!

by blog on September 30, 2014

Celler Comunica, Montsant   Priorat with a sense of humour Celler Comunica is located in the town of Falset, 370 metres above sea level in a dry, Mediterranean climate. The vineyard age ranges from 25 – 75 years. Patri Morillo and Pep Aguilar—the winemaking team known as “Ya Le Llamaremos” (“we’ll call you”) — were […]

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 Jurassic Car Park There is a Caves de Pyrène axiom that states the less wine that is made in a vintage, the more growers you must list from that blighted region. Since 2012 and 2013 were effectively a wipeout in much of Jura, we’ve perforce to add to our portfolio. Miserly quantities it must be […]

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An Interview with Jamie Goode: Part 2

September 22, 2014
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Read Part 1 here! Jamie Goode is an author with a PhD in plant biology, and is the wine columnist for The Sunday Express. He also contributes to wine publications such as Harpers, The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Noble Rot, GrapesTALK and Sommelier Journal. Goode published the book Wine Science: the application of science in winemaking in 2005 to wide acclaim and winning the Glenfiddich Drink Book of the Year […]

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What’s happening with the Real Wine Fair 2015?

September 19, 2014
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So what’s happening to The Real Wine Fair? The Real Wine Fair will continue, but instead of a one-off big two day tasting, it will comprise a year-long series of small events. Would you elaborate? The structure of Real Wine has always been about integrating a large growers’ tasting within a month-long promotion of organic, […]

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An Interview with Jamie Goode, Author, Journalist, Blogger & Wine Judge. Part 1

September 18, 2014
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This interview originally appeared in the online publication, In Search of Taste. Head over there to read it in its full form. Jamie Goode is an author with a PhD in plant biology, and is the wine columnist for The Sunday Express. He also contributes to wine publications such as Harpers, The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Noble Rot, GrapesTALK and Sommelier Journal. Goode published the book Wine Science: the […]

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The Return of Panda Jerk-Show

September 15, 2014
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How Natural is Unnatural Our occasional guest blogger Panda Jerk-Show turns up the anti-natural-wine vitriol to gas Mark Two Although my blog is not solely devoted to the scourge of natural wine it is well known that I am eternally vigilant, and that any juxtaposition of the words natural and wine in the blogosphere triggers […]

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New fish on the block

September 8, 2014
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 Don Bocarte – Grand Cru Anchovies & Tuna  Les Caves de Pyrène is proud to announce that we will now be representing Don Bocarte  as their UK agent! Don Bocarte will be supplying us with a range of sumptuous fish products including anchovies and tuna… enough to make anyone’s mouth water. As governed by ‘Conservas Selección […]

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The Accidental Death of the Wine Writer

September 3, 2014
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Andrew Jefford once announced at a European blogger’s conference that the wine writer is dead. We weren’t aware that he had been ill, but as the last typewriter rolled off the typing press last week we can truly concur that the wine column has finally crumbled into irrelevance. Once upon a time Michael Broadbent carved […]

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Natural whine week

August 19, 2014
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Tis been a loony tunes few weeks in the world of vin nature, featuring a slew of lycanthropic articles that one surely associates with the presence of the full moon. It being a super moon the lunar utterances have been amplified into full throttle howling and breast-beating. You have to laugh and remember that most […]

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THE AUSSIES HAVE LANDED! (Part 2)

August 15, 2014
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TOM SHOBBROOK & DIDI, BAROSSA Smashability…. Tom picked up the Gourmet Traveller/Wine Australia medal in 2010 for Best Young Winemaker. He’s self taught, learning much of his trade in Italy. He built the shed in which he works, by hand. He’s into biodynamics in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery. He doesn’t do cultivated yeasts, […]

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