Dourthe No. 1, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2015

Bring out the salads, bring out the oysters, the prawns sizzling in olive oil, garlic and parsley. Then bring out a chilled bottle of the elegant and refreshing Dourthe No.1 sauvignon blanc from Bordeaux!

 

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Laure Colombo: La Belle De Mai 2012, Saint Peray

Laure Colombo is the daughter of esteemed Cornas / Rhone producer, Jean-Luc Colombo. As the head winemaker, Laure has a strong connection with the terroir that she is working with. 

This is film is a great intro to both Laure & La Belle De Mai 2012, named as a tribute to her Grandmother who from her restaurant in Marseille, handed down her love of fine food & wine.

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Basque country wine gets serious: Txakoli

Txakoli has long been the secret of the Basque Country. A wine that is often a little a course but perfectly suited to the seafood pintxos being served up all over the region. In recent years, Txakoli has found itself making its way to the UK in smart bottles and with much more attention being paid to what is in the glass.

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Ribeiro: Perfect for a sunny afternoon in Ares!

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Tasting Avincis Cramposie Selectionata from Romania

Romanian wine is becoming more widespread across the UK as drinkers discover great grape varieties, like pinot noir, delivering excellent quality and value combined. here we catch up with merchant, Daniel Illsley from The Wine Theatre, as he profiles a lesser know variety.

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Fontanasanta, Manzoni Bianco, Academy Club, Soho

When London’s only “art monger” invited me to lunch at the Academy Club, I could have been forgiven for expecting to be handed a painted mackerel. Instead, I am pleased to report, the experience was a memorable afternoon balancing gastronomy and a good old fashioned gossip.

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White Bordeaux wine and oysters...

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