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Fools and their money: Chateau Talbot

Now I am not going to knock Chateau Talbot which is a perfectly good and popular mid-ranked Bordeaux classed growth. And to its credit its price tag has always remained earthbound. All is relative. Humanity does, however, never cease to … Continue reading

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Dry January

There’s a lot of noise about Dry January at the moment. Even a last five minute slot on the Today Programme (go to 2 hours and 48 minutes) with A. A. Gill and David Yelland, yet another ex-alchoholic editor of … Continue reading

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Confused

  It is some time since I have noticed a really, senseless wine critique, but here’s one. “… it had a brilliant bouquet liquid rock, lead pencil shavings, smoke and black and blue fruits that flow to a full-bodied, concentrated … Continue reading

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Perhaps

In October 2007 I was in Bolgheri, Tuscany’s coastal pole of excellence, a Super Tuscan Eldorado that started with Sassicaia, spawned Ornellaia, Guado al Tasso, Le Macchiole, Tua Rita et al. Piedmont’s Angelo Gaja was late to the game but … Continue reading

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Vinous, not heinous – or the importance of being earnest

Well, to be quite honest, the title of Antonio Galloni’s new site, Vinous (explore all things wine) is quite beyond me. What does vinous mean? Vinuous I could get my head round, but perhaps it’s a compound adjective of vin … Continue reading

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Painting by numbers

So which do you prefer? The hard, bold clinical lines of numbers, or the depth, nuance and colour of the painted text? Ok, it’s all slightly unfair, but I think well illustrated. I hate points. I simply do not understand … Continue reading

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There, but by the grace of God, go I…

So this from today’s Liv-Ex market update,   It really is rather remarkable. US and European equities are at all time highs, property prices in the world’s major capitals are at all time highs and despite recent volatility and record supply, government … Continue reading

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