Archive | December, 2013

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50 Years of Sun in a Glass

 Torres’ first vintage of Viña Sol was 1962 so this year they celebrate 50 years of its launch. Well, they must be doing something right for a brand to last so long with not a hint of looking behind the times, jaded, tired or old hat. I’m vintage 1962 and I rather wish that I had lasted so well, looked so fresh, […]


Golden Oldies

I am so lucky to have gentleman friends; gentlemen friends of a certain age with wonderful cellars and an amazing generosity of spirit who can put on a tasting of this quality. Not a great tasting for anyone who is diabetic/on a diet/suffers from hyperactivity as, really, it is almost impossible to spit these wines […]

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The Age of Champagne

I’m a sucker for Champagne. I’m a sucker for mature wine. A tasting billed as Old Vintages of Champagne organised by the Institute of Masters of Wine was then made for me. Held at Trinity House and moderated by Mark Bingley MW, the presenters were Stephen Leroux and Thierry Roset of Charles Heidsieck, Export Director […]