Tag Archives: Fortified 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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Of banana groves and vineyards – the subtropical wine of Madeira

Until last Wednesday I’d never had a Madeira. Other than it being a fortified wine, I didn’t really know what to expect when Tim Stanley-Clarke, from Blandy’s, arrived in Oxford to present a Madeira tasting. Mr Stanley-Clarke was a fascinating … 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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