Tag Archives: Dessert wine

A sweet wine tasting

Our coach and Senior Member of the Blind Tasting Society, Hanneke Wilson, treated us to a fantastic sweet wine tasting recently. I outlined some of the more common methods of creating sweet wines in a previous post; this tasting covered … Continue reading

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A selection of sweets

Who doesn’t like a sweet wine? OK, I have come across one or two obtuse individuals that claim not to have a ‘sweet tooth’ and abhor dessert wines, however on the most part a sweet wine will win anyone over. … Continue reading

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Primum Familiae Vini – Part 2

“When you buy wine, don’t buy one bottle, buy six or twelve.” – Sound advice from Christophe Brunet, especially when it comes to these wines; if only your budget can stretch that far… Following a tour through Champagne, Burgundy, Tuscany … Continue reading

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Wine and Chocolate

I’m always suspicious of wines that claim to go with chocolate. Any wine that could possibly go with chocolate would need to be acidic enough to cut through the cloying chocolate coating over the palate, sweet enough to complement the … Continue reading

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Three courses on a budget

I’ve enjoyed three wines on a budget this week, including one of the best value reds I’ve ever had. Beginning in Italy, La Luciana Araldica (vintage 2008) is a typical Gavi wine. Gavi is a village in the Piemonte region … Continue reading

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