Monthly Archives: December 2013

Somedays it’s better to stay in bed

Ashes armageddon. Broken boiler. Speeding ticket. Bad day. Bad karma.

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A Message to you Rudy…

The most hilariously ironic thought just occurred to me concerning Rudy Kurniawan, he of newly orange jump-suited fame. I sold him wine twice, and I can absolutely vouch for the provenance and veracity of both, a magnum of Romanée Conti … Continue reading

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A smashing time…

Last night I was very unhappy. The previous day I had driven five hundred miles to the heart of Luxembourg and back to pick up, urgently, a load of Ornellaia and, by the by, a little present for myself: two … Continue reading

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Love’s Labels Lost (apologies dear William)

We live in an age of labels: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bottega Venezia, Lacoste and so beat on “ceaselessy against the tide”, ad nauseam. After just one sentence I am already feeling rather queasy. Fortunately for sanity … Continue reading

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O Marcello…

On Tuesday we had a visitor, Silvia Formiglie from Florentine wine and oil agency Selezione Fattorie. I have worked with her for ten years now, first with Brunello producers Fuligni and Fanti, and now a couple of other producers of … Continue reading

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