Events – Wine Blogging Wednesday

Riesling, mein liebling

May 9, 2008

Here are some two-word combinations that explain why many people think they don’t like Riesling: Blue Nun Black Tower Crouchen Blanc The first two are brand names of mass-produced, mass-marketed syrupy examples of Riesling which is unfortunately the persistent impression that most Brits have of Riesling, formed during their formative years when they (like the […]

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Agostinelli Barbera from Fairview – a short and sweet review

February 13, 2008

I love a challenge, I do.  I was thrilled back in the summer when Andrew of Spittoon alerted me to a challenge to do a visual tasting note of a wine – and when I saw him over the weekend he presented me with a new challenge.  Andrew is hosting Wine Blogging Wednesday this month […]

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WBW#16 – judging a bottle by its label

December 7, 2005

Yes, I know, I still haven’t even got round to posting my own EoMEoTE contribution, much less the round-up, and now here I am taking part in a totally different event.  But some events actually have deadlines (!!) so I guess I need to get this post up pretty sharpish if I don’t want to […]

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Like wine for chocolate – another WBW non-contribution

September 13, 2005

Mmmm, wine.  Mmmm, chocolate.  What can possibly go wrong?? Well, according to conventional wisdom, quite a lot.  The sweetness so overwhelms the palate that any wine tastes bitter by comparison; and the wine in turn dulls the palate to the sweetness of the chocolate and makes it taste vaguely greasy.  So chocolate is usually not […]

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The WBW that wasn’t…

July 30, 2005

I can be such a loser!!  Through sheer laziness I managed to miss posting something for this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday.  No, it’s not like I didn’t find the right wine, and it’s not as if I didn’t drink it.  I drank it, photographed it and then didn’t blog about it!  Now that I have […]

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WBW#9 – Think pink: love is in the air

May 11, 2005

I love rosé wine.  I love its colour.  I love its soft, fruity flavours.  I love its association with happy memories of summer days.  I love the fact that you can serve rosé throughout a meal, with meat, fish and dessert and still be adhering to wine etiquette.  But most of all I love it […]

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Nero d’Avola-Merlot and duck l’orange – WBW#8

April 13, 2005

Contrary to the impression created by my singular lack of posts lately, I have neither fled the country, nor been run over by a red double-decker bus, nor eaten an exotic but poisonous mushroom/shellfish/miscellaneous titbit. What could the reason be for my silence then? Well, not much apart from Real Life intruding on blogging time […]

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