Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Big Bang

So, what does happen at the creation of a black hole? Well, I guess in just over two months time we’ll find out. Another fine piece of oratory in Jerusalem this morning. Eight short years and a lesson in class. I’ll … Continue reading

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Walk, not run

I received this from a supplier this morning, an offer of LVMH’s first great Chinese effort, 2013 AO Yun. 2013   6 bts  AO Yun – Jean Guillaume Prats for Moët in CHina   229,90 euros per bottle Now, I have now … Continue reading

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Antonio Galloni: some Chardonnay Issues

I do like Antonio Galloni, and mostly quite like his website. As I have said previously, it is heart warmingly earnest and fresher than others. This said, his latest piece (excerpt below) has a couple of disarming flaws. Firstly,he describes … Continue reading

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Sitting on the dock of the bay

Almost. A lightning weekend visit to the Normandy riviera, specifically Deauville and Trouville, to celebrate Pierre Boinet’s fifty years on this earth. Alas, the sun has stopped shining, and as in Eire, it was pretty much a soft day. As … Continue reading

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Black (A3) is the new Red (Golf)

In the bad old days of the eighties and nineties, spoilt young men, or fils à papa, en français (asshole is also an all-encompassing generic term) would be found behind the wheel of a spanking new red Golf motor car. … Continue reading

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Apple: One step beyond reason

  I remember reading in 2010 that if you had spent the cost of an Ipod  on Apple shares at it’s 2001 release, that $300 would have magically turned into $11,000 by 2010. Big money; if only I’d known. And … Continue reading

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Opus One: Opus Dei or Hocus Pocus?

Liv-Ex’s blog yesterday highlighted the (dispiritingly frenzied) release of California’s Opus One, the erstwhile collaboration between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Napa aristo Robert Mondavi. The release saw the wine being “snapped up” at £1,100 per case of six. At … Continue reading

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