Monthly Archives: July 2014

Call me an old curmudgeon but…

I’ll talk frankly here. Anyone who entitles their blog entry, “A wine that makes you want to smile” makes me want to puke and then punch them in the face. “A WINE THAT MAKES YOU SMILE”: A GEM DISCOVERED ON … Continue reading

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How much to agree, or not agree?

So this rather desperate piece on today’s, The Guardian website: What I really think: The Wine Taster Now I consider myself a cynical man, a bit of a misanthrope, but this appalls even me. Yes wine tastings are often replete … Continue reading

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2012 Domaine Comte Lafon, Meursault

Having scratched the door of my car on a dry-stone wall near Volnay as I sought to avoid a reckless and speeding Savoyard, I finally arrived, somewhat énervé, in Meursault for my render-vous with Pierre, my friend from Deauville and patron … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret

I suppose it was the combination of her classic English rose allure and The Daily Telegraph that led me to unreasonable prejudice; but I had never really read any thing by the Telegraph’s wine critic very seriously. Then last week … Continue reading

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Fools and their money: Rudy Update

As my mother tirelessly reminded me, fools and their money are soon separated… This from the wine world’s newest, lightest although well intentioned tabloid: Winesearcher.com News: Kurniavan update See also previous posts:- Dr. Conti I salute you A Message to … Continue reading

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Non sens or nonsense?

An interesting new study on wine investment is introduced in this month’s unusually compelling Decanter magazine (August 2014). A new, very serious (and complex) work by three leading academics entitled, “Wine Prices” follows and analyses the evolution and effects on price, and a … Continue reading

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