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    Australia – from left field

    Tam is flabbergasted by her first-ever trip Down Under. I’ve never been much of a drinker of Australian wine. It’s surprised me the number of people…

    14 Nov 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Wines of the Languedoc – book review

    Wines of the Languedoc Rosemary George MW Published by Infinite Ideas ISBN 9781908984869 £30 Rosemary George's first trip to the Languedoc was in…

    12 Nov 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Rosé – book review

    8 November 2018 Today's Throwback Thursday offering is the first of Tam's end-of-year book reviews, first published on Purple Pages last month.  22…

    8 Nov 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​J Mourat, Collection Rouge 2017 IGP Val de Loire

    Tam unearths a versatile and refreshing red from a little-known outpost of the greater Loire region. From €9.35, £10.95, $14 Find this wine The Vendée…

    26 Oct 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Benedikt Baltes, Buntsandstein Spätburgunder 2015 Franken

    From €14.50, £16.60 (per bottle if you buy a case of 6), $29.99 Find this wine As I mentioned in Justerini and Brooks’s Germans earlier this week,…

    28 Sep 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Justerini & Brooks's Germans

    The air was buzzing with esters, polyphenols, flavonoids, amino acids, sugars and acids at The Royal Society of Chemistry a couple of weeks ago. Not…

    24 Sep 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Liquidation looms for showcase Cape estate

    20 September 2018 Mark Solms reports on events yesterday: 'The liquidation application has been postponed indefinitely. Now we have to meet with…

    6 Sep 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Vigneau-Chevreau, Cuvée Silex Sec 2016 Vouvray

    From $14.99, £13.50, 2,073 Japanese yen Find this wine I fully realise that less than a month ago, my wine of the week was another Chenin Blanc, and…

    31 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Oysters, a car chase and a flambadou

    There is a Facebook group called Country Woodsmoke. Its surprisingly diverse members are people as much into outdoor cooking as us lot here are into…

    16 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Drinks not wine

    Tea with spirit

    Newcastle upon Tyne, in the far north east of England, is not known for the finer things in life. You can expect pease pudding (heavily boiled yellow…

    6 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Testalonga, Baby Bandito Keep On Punching 2017 Swartland

    From 135 South African rand, £15.50, €16.80, NZ$34.99, AU$40, 250 Norwegian kroner Find this wine Deeply conservative South Africa did not (and to a…

    3 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Roussillon rosés in 2018

    See this guide to our recent coverage of pink wines, and in particular the more than 300 Languedoc rosés assessed in yesterday's tasting article. …

    24 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Languedoc rosés in 2018

    See this guide to our recent coverage of pink wines. One of the most striking sights in the world of wine is a line-up of rosés from different parts…

    23 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Adrift on a sea of pink

    See this guide for links to all the articles in our 2018 coverage of rosé wines. Lesson learned: don’t underestimate the grapevine of the south of…

    20 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    On a pink soap box

    See this guide for links to all the articles in our 2018 coverage of rosé wines. 19 July 2018 Tam's cri de coeur about the dire state of packaging of…

    19 Jul 2018 Tamlyn Currin