Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 A Crucial Year

  2014 will be a crucial year for the immediate future of fine wine. And so far, so good. I suppose the winter could have colder and wetter, but now spring and summer really are born glorious summer in this … Continue reading

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Well **** me backwards…

King Lear: “Callest thou me a fool, fool?” Fool: “Indeed Sire, all thine other titles thou hast given away. That, thou was born with.” I almost split my sides reading this in Decanter this morning, Billionaire wine collector sheds tears … Continue reading

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There is a green hill, far away…

Back in 2004 I had to organize one of the more terrifying events of my wine career: a professional tasting at the Four Season George V hotel in Paris? I had to organize the suppliers, organize the transport but above … Continue reading

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Good night sweet Prince…

It is very hard to lose a close friend, perhaps one’s closest after more than fourteen years together. Alas, Emile my most faithful friend, quit the mortal coil this morning. He was elegant, stoic and dignified to the end. I … Continue reading

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