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Several purple pagers have asked me in advance of going to a tasting involving particularly young wine what they should look out for and here are my suggestions. Tasting young red wine...

As far as I'm concerned, the enjoyment of wine has to begin with the glass in your hand. Swotting up wine geography and vintage ratings is an optional extra and comes a long way down the...

I thought you might be interested in a suggestion of how to get together with friends and organise a tasting that is both fun and instructive. The following from Michael Rider of the Downs Wine...

For me, choosing the right wine to serve on a particular occasion is almost as thrilling as the wine itself - perverse as that may seem. It gives me real pleasure to feel that the bottle, or...

David Lester, Manchester: We've occasionally had items on this site that have mused philosophically about whether there could be such a thing as a universal sense of taste. Doing a little bit...

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Ron Taylor, Hong Kong: A characteristic I am noting more often now is a...

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Rami, Great Britain: I have often wondered if in professional wine tasting one makes judgements on a single tasting...

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Jamie Taylor, Australia: Thank you for your splendid Bordeaux 2003 notes. It must...

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Karl Coveney, UK: I currently buy my wine through a reputable merchant and many of the tasting notes for...

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Christopher Johnson-Gilbert, England I was very interested in your notes on the MW Pétrus tasting as I...

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Pieter Vitse, Belgium again: What means a good quality wine? Is that a powerful wine, a wine with...

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Imagine going to an art gallery and being asked to fill in a form assigning scores to each work. It does sound pretty difficult and of questionable use, does it not? Yet the process of scoring...

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