A lot of old wine has come my way recently, proving that there is merit in acidity. Some of the oldest-tasting was far from the oldest in years.
A friend had just found herself in the strange...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See tasting notes on all 47 wines. I know I have the best job in the world. I generally have...
Here is a six-minute video I shot while Hugh Johnson and I flew back from Munich after our Pinot tasting launch of the German edition of the 6th edn of The World Atlas of Wine .
These notes were taken at the table of an extraordinary dinner held by a generous fine wine collector at his house outside Toronto in December 2006 in aid of a local art gallery. This...
You can use any clean, watertight vessel to decant (pour the contents of) a bottle into. A china jug would do but glass is provably inert and has the great...
On February 28 the revitalised London-based auction house Bonhams will be selling some particularly mature wines unearthed in a Belgian private collector's cellar. For once unearthed is...
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This must be the finest co-op wine in the world, and one of the best-value French wines available anywhere. It dazzled those who attended my second...
New York auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit shattered the previous world record of $14.4 million for a wine auction by over $10 million dollars with an extraordinary two-day...
Charles Mason, London SW6:
I am keen to seek the advice of yourself and other purple pagers to plan a 40th birthday dinner later this year. I bought some 1966 and...
It is far from my intention to use this website to inflict pain but, having mentioned last night’s Bouchard Père et Fils ancient burgundy dinner in my comments on David Graves’s comments on...
Matthew Bancroft, New York:
I read your FT...
Dayne Hobbs, London:
I have a bottle of 1976 Recioto...
A fascinating small dinner this summer in London showed just how good the old English bottlings could be. As well as being almost incredibly generous, our host is perhaps the most thoughtful I...
One of the most enjoyable and interesting dinners so far this year took place in March during a weekend spent with Hugh and Judy Johnson in the company of Steven and Bella Spurrier. Hugh had...
"Mind you, the '53s should be awfully promising, if much more expensive,...
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