wine tasters

 
Eeny, meeny, miny, mourvèdre
Eeny, meeny, miny, mourvèdre
 In wine, as in most things, "I don't know much about it but I know what I like" is pretty near unanswerable, except with a...
'Winning' wines are a matter of taste
'Winning' wines are a matter of taste
"Any insightful thoughts on the results?" a winemaker friend emailed me after the results of the Trophy Wine Show (TWS) were announced. I could...
Delaires and graces
Delaires and graces
It was with the tiniest sigh of relief that I passed through an inconspicuous door in the splendid Delaire building complex, moving from the public...
Snuffling is not to be sniffed at
Snuffling is not to be sniffed at
If you have ever noticed with some bemusement (in a restaurant, say) someone raising a glass of water to drink but pausing to give it a good...
Up to the challenge
Up to the challenge
In 1976 a now-legendary tasting in Paris saw upstart Californian chardonnays and cabernets trounce their aristocratic and apparently unassailable...
Million-dollar palate
Million-dollar palate
There is a sliding door off the tasting room at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 32km northwest of the city of Bordeaux, which opens on to a cellar...

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