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Julienas

Julienas

Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy. This is a soft red from Julienas, all the usual red fruit flavours of Gamay. This bottle is from Lidl....

Visited the Oxford Wine Company in Turl Street. Fabulous wine shop, we came away with an Austrian Zweigelt, a delicious Montsant and a white Cotes...

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

The circumstances were not ideal. I drank this magnificent Moulin a Vent from a paper cup in a cheap but friendly motel.

First steps in the Maconnais

First steps in the Maconnais

Macon is known for its dry white wines but also has some interesting reds made from the Gamay grape that dominates the wines of nearby Beaujolais

Arriving in Macon

On the back of a pick-up truck was not how we had planned the drive to Burgundy.

Hungary Profile

Hungary Profile

Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing

South African Wines

South African Wines

South Africa has a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc and premium red wines

Greek Wines

Greek Wines

Greece’s indigenous grapes have put it on the map for wines with a difference

Austria Profile

Austria Profile

No longer just Gruner Veltliner. Austria has a growing reputation for organic and natural wines, and is making some exciting new reds

Visited the Oxford Wine Company in Turl Street. Fabulous wine shop, we came away with an Austrian Zweigelt, a delicious Montsant and a white Cotes...

Oxford Wine Company

Oxford Wine Company

In the heart of Oxford, this atmospheric wine stores offers an eclectic range of reasonably priced wines

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

Shiraz (Syrah) Wine Tasting

The Glug Club moved on to the reds. In this flight we tried four very different Shiraz wines (Syrah) from South Africa, Southeast Australia and then...

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

Half a dozen friends came round for the wine tasting, and we decided to call ourselves the Glug Club. The first flight was Sauvignon Blanc. Although...

Julienas

Julienas

Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy. This is a soft red from Julienas, all the usual red fruit flavours of Gamay. This bottle is from Lidl....

Bekaa valley rouge

Bekaa valley rouge

Interesting Lebanese wine from the Bekaa valley from Aldi. It had flavours of cherry and raspberry, but also liquorice, herbs and smoke....

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