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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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Primum Familiae Vini – Part 1

“A good bottle of wine is an empty one” – Christophe Brunet Primum Familiae Vini (PFV) – Latin for “The First Families in Wine” – is an exclusive association of the greatest family-owned wineries in the world. Membership is restricted … Continue reading

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Classic Reds and Dujac 1990

This week at the Oxford Course on Blind Tasting we looked at classic red grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I mentioned a ‘fruit spectrum’ for the aromas of white wines; for reds it can be helpful … Continue reading

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The Approach: Red wine in the glass (Part II)

Part I of this post gave an introduction to the terminology of the appearance of red wines, and how the appearance can give clues to a red wine’s age. If you are feeling confident with these aspects, you may wish … Continue reading

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