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Fine wine writing aplenty

  • Article Drinks not wine

    Ireland's answer to Normandy

    They come from cork but not from bark. They come from trees, but not from marc. It’s wine of ice; not ice, nor wine. It’s port in spirit; not place…

    12 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Austria with an Indian accent

    Wine with spice is the proverbial Gordian knot when it comes to food and wine matching. The most adversarial aspect of the knot is chilli – or, more…

    7 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Right time, right place

    When the level of farm mud on and in our car gets to a point at which it might rival our neighbour’s tractor, we haul it off for an inside-out valet…

    26 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Ginning widely

    There are tired terraced houses, grey flats, black and blue plastic council bins. Chocolate wrappers drift in the gutters, and coiled barbed wire…

    23 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    52 grapes out of your comfort zone

    Comfort will ruin your life. So says Bill Eckstrom in his TED talk on comfort, change and growth. We stop growing – and start to stagnate – if we…

    20 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Wines of the week

    Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Rosso di Montalcino

    From $19.99, 125 Danish krone, €17.50, £18, 2,380 Japanese yen, NZ$44.99 Find this wine Having spent a few days immersed in Walter’s latest Brunello…

    16 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Cork Dork – book review

    There is strong message from Tam about the third example of her 40+ recent book reviews that she has chosen as the three to re-publish free.Cork Dork…

    31 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Reinventing the Wheel - book review

    This is the second of her 40+ recent book reviews chosen by Tam to share with everyone. Reinventing the Wheel Milk, microbes and the fight for real…

    24 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Bursting Bubbles – book review

    We are publishing free for everyone three of Tam's 40+ book reviews that so entertained Purple Pagers over the recent holidays. She chose the three to…

    17 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
  • Article Wines of the week

    Alpha Box & Dice, Tarot 2016 McLaren Vale

    From £12.75, AU$16.80, $23, CA$25, 185 Norwegian krone  Find this wine Alpha Box & Dice first came to my attention when I tasted their F for…

    12 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – a guide

    14 January 2018 Very many apologies. Like all our guides, this was meant to have been a free article but owing to an oversight, perhaps our eagerness…

    8 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews – stories 2

    Truth can be stranger than fiction. We have a bit of both in these two final book reviews. For all the rest, see Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  In Vino…

    5 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews – stories 1

    These three very different autobiographies from three totally different lives have two things in common: relentless hard work, and exhaustion. Is it…

    4 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – new Old World

    Georgia, Croatia and Hungary have a long history of winemaking. I could have put these books with the Old World reviews, but it many ways it seems…

    3 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – New World

    See more reviews in Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  The Wines of Canada Rod Phillips Published by Infinite Ideas ISBN 9781908984982 £30, $40, CA$52 …

    2 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin