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Calling all Riesling lovers who will be in or near London on the evening of Monday 12 May. Purple Pagers can benefit from a 25% discount and pay just £15 for a ticket to this fantastic...

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On Thursday 21 February the 60th Oxford v Cambridge blind tasting match was held in London. I will be writing an account of it on Saturday, but because this was a special celebration, sponsors Pol...

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Every year the en primeur tasting organised by Assovini Sicilia demands of the attendees a certain strategic approach. Last year, for example, my fellow tasters and I tried to tackle as many of...

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Those of us who taste wine for a living are well aware of how ill suited words are to describe the sensory impressions of our favourite drink with any useful accuracy and without making us seem...

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At yesterday's 59th Oxbridge wine-tasting competition, Oxford won quite decisively after a run of wins by Cambridge. They fielded the top two tasters of the match, including Ren Lim (pictured as...

London Gastronomy Seminars , launched at the end of 2009, has a fascinating topic on the agenda tomorrow (Friday) evening: 'the multisensory perception of flavour'. The speakers are...

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This rather disgusting image is the tissue I wiped my teeth with after tasting 2010s for less than an hour last Thursday.   Bordeaux has been showing off its 2010s, its second very...

28 May - You might  like to know that Oxford got their revenge at Bollinger in Champagne in April, as described in James Flewellen's blog . The crews in today's Varsity Boat Race...

See this complete guide to 2010 book reviews . Daring Pairings A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from his Favourite Chefs Evan Goldstein...

The influence of the moon and the star constellations on how a wine tastes on a particular day has already been discussed in Moody burgundy and other (fairy?) stories and on the forum ; and in...

This was the scene at last week's Wines of Chile annual generic tasting. In London we're in peak season for generic tastings, with Argentina this week and South Africa early next month....

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You may (or may well not) wonder about the mechanics of our going to an external tasting and getting the tasting notes on to this site as efficiently as possible. More and more we take...

State-of-mind is a complex affair. Unfortunately, my formal knowledge of psychology goes no further than that somewhat bland brushstroke of a statement. I took English Literature instead. Yet for...

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As a result of my article on tasting and anosmia Take one nose at the weekend I have had quite a bit of correspondence. Several tasters and wine lovers, some quite well known, confess to...

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For those trying to find decent wine cellar software to use to keep track of their wine purchases and/or tasting notes, fellow purple pagers suggest the following: use one of the...

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