Random Wines

A belated reflection on International Sherry Week
So this comes late. International Sherry Week was, well, months ago already and due to unforeseen circumstances, I was cut off during the fourth edition of the #Sherry Twitter Tasting.
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Pithon-Paillé, Bonnes Blanches 2013
In honor of Drink Chenin Day, back to the place where it all began: Anjou! The region produces some of the greatest white wines in the world, but is woefully
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Domaine des Cavarodes, Franche-Comté rouge 2014
For years the Jura remained a blind spot on my wine radar. About ten years ago I followed your very basic wine course which was more about drinking than actually
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Suertes del Marques, Vidonia 2014
The other day I organized an introductory tasting on the wines of the Canary Islands. In the past, I had the opportunity to acquaint myself with the wines of what
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Domaine Huet, Clos de Bourg demi-sec 2001
Looking back at my short but intense stay in the Loire region, I realized that I haven’t talked enough about Chenin Blanc, despite my love for it. Only one wine
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Domaine Dupasquier, Roussette de Marestel 2012
Continuing with regions in France that I do not remember too fondly from gazing at them while studying, the Savoie! It was basically the Sud-Ouest all over again, albeit on
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Domaine Plageoles, Vin de Voile 2000
A return to winegeek territory! During my studies, the Sud-Ouest was without a doubt the most frustrating region to get a grip on. The diversity in appellations and varieties as
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2017 week 1 – HM Borges’ 20 year old Verdelho
A wine blogger’s end-of-year post has a certain predictability to it: either it looks back on the best bottles drunk in the year that has come to pass (often with
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Guiberteau, Saumur Rouge 2014
When is a wine faulty? There are plenty of times when this is clear from the start; a messed up colour, raging volatile acidity, vinegar,…. Other times it is not
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