Archive for February, 2013

The mutability of taste – how much can we rely on tasting notes?

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Andrew No Comments


I have recently been suffering from the after effects of a heavy cold and attempting to enjoy a glass of wine over these last few evenings, I have been struck how the change in my condition has completely altered my ability to experience the wine as it should taste. (more…)

Salon des Vins de Loire at Angers – 2012 vintage as good as expected.

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Andrew No Comments

On the overnight ferry from Portsmouth with Paul Scaife of Beach-life wines to the Salon in Angers. I was looking forward to it – not the ferry trip- I am not good at sleeping on boats, though as this was LD lines -the ex Truckline route, the ship was heavy and stable and reasonably comfortable. No, the Loire-fest was one wine show I have missed over the years but this year it coincided with my need to refresh our Loire offer and it was a good opportunity to meet suppliers in the flesh. (more…)

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