Monthly Archives: May 2016

Bordeaux 2015: Making a Bigger Splash

For die-hard wine nerds this little chart from Liv-Ex makes interesting reading. Now, we all know that wine criticism is as subjective as an individual palate, but just like taking tasters out of their comfort zone with blind tastings and … Continue reading

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La Place des Vosges

It’s been thirty two years since I last sat on the terasse of Ma Bourgogne on the corner of rue des Francs Bourgeois and the Place des Vosges. Back then I had left my wallet and cash on a wall at … Continue reading

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Wine shows modest returns cf. Zimbabwean Dollar

No kidding. Who would have thought that Robert Mugabe’s careless careful management of the Zimbabwean economy could cast him as a Warren Buffet-like creator of investment wealth? I hope he has kept a stack. I am sure he has. Puts … Continue reading

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B squared

  It is said (I never read it) that Margaret Drabble once wrote about a man in a Brooks Brothers shirt, and everyone knew what she meant. Well not everyone. I can guarantee you that back in Rutland in 1982, … Continue reading

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Tuppence a bag

This week has all been about Route 66, and trying to put something cogent together to  garner some corporate sponsorship. Like my re-found talent for making mayonnaise, it’s coming together. And as I was training this morning I was listening … Continue reading

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