La Vieille Ferme Rosé

I love this very easy-drinking rosé that is made from a blend of southern Rhone grape varieties of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. The 2017 was

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A Champagne Vintage fit for the Queen

A few years ago I attended a Pol Roger Champagne tasting which consisted of their NV (non-vintage) Brut, Vintage 2002, Rosé Vintage 2004 and their

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The French Gastronomic Meal

I went to IKEA in Avignon for lunch over the summer. Not through choice so much as a necessity. I had visited the sports store

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In need of a little Fortification?

On my journey to try to master all things vinous I have come to love the category of Fortified Wines be they Madeira, Port, Vin

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Wine by the Gallon

Large volumes of wine are increasingly exported in bulk prior to bottling in another country that is, or is close to, its final market.  This

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Dream Team of Dinner Party Wines

Published 1 May 2017, ABWM Magazine Malaysia “Take A Sip” Column Rather than following this edition’s theme of suggesting my perfect dinner partners I’ve listed my dream

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PicPoul de Pinet AOC, France, 2015

Produced by Vignerons de Florensac for Marks & Spencer PicPoul is a previously little-known grape that is now very fashionable and deservedly growing from strength

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Refreshing Wines

Tasting of Light & Refreshing Wines

Sign up for a Masterclass on Light & Refreshing White Wines on Friday 10 March – particularly if you are bored with Sauvignon Blanc!!! Includes

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aix rose wine

Rosé-coloured glasses, Provence and beyond

I last wrote about rosé wines 4 years ago when Provence was experiencing increased global demand for its deliciously fresh and fruity pale salmon-coloured wines. 

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