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The Chinese Way - Changyu Noble Dragon

Trying the ever-expanding line-up of weird and wonderful wines available has never been easier, and these days even the budget supermarkets have gotten in on the act with their ‘Discovery’ series (Aldi) and ‘Wine Atlas’ range (Asda). 782 more words

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Chateau Sainte Eulalie Minervois


Plasir d’ Eulalie


Chateau Ste Eulalie is located in the rugged Minervois region of Southern France. This hearty wine is a traditional blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, bursting with lush flavors of ripe plums and blackberries with a hint of black pepper. 41 more words

'Dom Pérignon 1998 - The Collection'. The world's most expensive cookbook

Over the years Dom Pérignon have found ways for the consumer to experience the prestige of their brand, even if they’ve never opened a bottle of their Champagne.  700 more words


Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005

The release of the 2005 vintage was announced in the May of 2015.  With a good decade of ageing already under its belt the declaration was a standout for a number of reasons. 867 more words


Laithwaites Premiere Tasting – September 2016

Thanks to welcoming a new addition to my family in the last four weeks my Laithwaites Premiere September review comes in the dying hours of the month.  694 more words


UK 2016 Vintage Report #6 - September

A quick check in on my vines in what has proven to be an interesting month weather-wise.  The beginning of September saw continued sunshine and temperatures hovering around the early twenties (Celsius), and the heat culminated mid-month with the hottest UK September day since 1911! 328 more words

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UK 2016 Vintage Report #5 - August

A quick catch up now on how my vines are doing in the summer month of August.

There has been continued good weather throughout the month with just enough rain here and there to keep the vines watered.  452 more words

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