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Just wanted to share a few links I came across recently on the UK Wine Forum. They are not new articles, but I found them interesting. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will probably find them … Continue reading
Not my words, but a parting shot from Malcolm Gluck as he recently left The Oldie magazine. Taken at face value anyone who spares a moment to think about his assertion would have to disagree. Even using the narrowest of definition of … Continue reading
As a rule, I am pretty laid back about matching wines with food. I am normally happy to go with the conventional wisdom in the company I am keeping. Not because I think that always results in the best matches, but … Continue reading
Wine drinkers tend to think of biodynamic wine production as organic with bells and whistles: the bells of biodynamic preparations, and the whistles of a lunar calendar. Certainly that seems to be borne out by Demeter’s requirements for biodynamic certification, at least in the … Continue reading
If you saw my previous post, you might well be wondering if I really was saying that knowing about a wine, or thinking that you do, actually affects taste and enjoyment. Or did I really mean that knowledge merely affects … Continue reading
Environment Lots of anecdotal evidence for this one. Supposedly explains, for example, why rosé wines taste better when you are drinking them on holiday in southern France. Ambient light There is experimental evidence that the colour of ambient light affects taste. … Continue reading
But that should not be the question. It is all to easy to hang the biodynamic tag on a producer or a bottle of wine, and get into discussions about whether adoption of biodynamic winemaking has lead to improvements, or … Continue reading
For as long as I can remember in the relatively short life of my wine geekdom, the standard temperature advice for long term storage of wine has read something like: ideally around 12 or 14°C, avoid extremes of heat and … Continue reading
There is a myth abroad that the less prestigious straight Beaujolais, as opposed to Beaujolais-Villages and the Beaujolais Crus, originates in the sandy alluvial plains of the South and East of the region. In fact I have heard this said so often that … Continue reading