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Fine wine writing aplenty

  • Article Wines of the week

    Dom de Chevilly 2017 Quincy

    From €10.50, $16.99, £14.95  Find this wine Despite being the first French white wine to be given AOC status, Quincy has persistently been…

    8 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    Not Hungary at all ...

    Perhaps Tam should enter this exciting Hungarian wine writing competition... At ten o’clock in the morning, sunlight pouring in from tall windows…

    6 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Can English wine be organic?

    As I’ve already mentioned in Davenport the quiet hero, there are 700 vineyards in the UK, with a total of about 2,500 ha (6,200 acres) under vine. Of…

    1 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Inside information

    Forty Hall – therapy in a bottle

    See this guide to our English wine week. When you spend three years getting up at 5 am once a week to cycle across London to catch a train for the…

    31 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Don't quote me

    Davenport the quiet hero

    This is English Wine Week and we are marking it with a series of articles about English wine, many of them by Tam. Here's the first. Keep visiting …

    28 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    Vin Cognito hand on heart

    When you sandwich a tasting between Piglets and royalty in the morning, and a pre-launch dinner at a not-yet-opened London restaurant in the evening,…

    23 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Drinks not wine

    Warner Edwards – farming gin

    Tam tells a spirited tale to coincide with the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show in London (and the second day of the London Wine Fair). Falls…

    22 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    When five cheeses met five wines

    For the back story of how Tam fell upon this restaurant, see When Tam met Harry and Meghan. Together with Alexandre Guarneri, cheesemonger and…

    16 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Free for all

    When Tam met Harry and Meghan

    As royal wedding fever intensifies, we republish this article published on Purple Pages on Tuesday. On one of the most surreal days of my life, I had…

    10 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Andrea Felici 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

    From $11.99, €10, £14.95 Find this wine Back in 2012, Walter wrote, with some feeling, a five-part series about disregarded Verdicchio and its need…

    4 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Tasting articles

    Lea & Sandeman spring into spring

    London wine merchants Lea and Sandeman held their spring tasting at the end of March this year, and at that point, spring couldn’t have felt further…

    3 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Coriander – stink bugs and soap

    My second-eldest sister and my aunt loathe the leafy herb called coriander (or cilantro). The sister says it tastes like stink bugs and the aunt,…

    3 Apr 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Wirsching Silvaner trocken 2016 Franken

    From €6.80, $13.99, £12.75 Find this wine The other weekend we opened a bottle of Hans Wirsching Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grosses Gewächs…

    30 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Inside information

    Bytes of wine

    That bottle of wine just a few inches away from your glass is made of glass, cork (or plastic), metal and a little bit of paper. It’s just a little…

    21 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Don't quote me

    François Lurton's greener grapes

    ‘I have been travelling the world for nearly 25 years, and I do not remember a year in which the weather patterns have been so disruptive to the…

    13 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin