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Oxford at the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

At the end of June a team of blind tasters – Neel Burton, Henry Little and myself – travelled to Bordeaux to represent Oxford University in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup. The LBBC (as it is affectionately known) is the … Continue reading

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Getting more out of your wine

An academic article titled Wine Expertise Predicts Taste Phenotype was recently published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. It received a lot of attention in the press mainly due to the finding that those who gravitate towards wine … Continue reading

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Oxford Regain Pol Roger Trophy!

The Oxford Blind Tasting Team had success after three consecutive Cambridge victories in the annual Varsity Blind Tasting Match between the two universities last Monday, held at the Oxford-Cambridge Club. The format was identical to last year’s Varsity match – … Continue reading

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The Qualities of Riesling

I recently presented a blind tasting of six different rieslings from around the world. In a similar vein to the Alsatian tasting I presented earlier, one of the aims was to explore the similarities and differences of wines with a … Continue reading

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Launch of the Oxford Course on Wine

I first started this blog as I was becoming interested in blind wine tasting. The main focus of this blog was to promote education about wine in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. The wine business is complicated, with a history … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Society’s Finale

You will struggle to find anything more typically ‘Oxford’ than a black tie dinner. Perhaps it is because of a small number of College- and University-sanctioned events that actually require this dress, which thus encourage various College and University societies … Continue reading

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Château La Nerthe – red wines

This post continues my account of a tasting presented by Christophe Bristiel of Château La Nerthe to the Oxford Wine Circle. We tasted three vintages of the Château La Nerthe Rouge – 2007, 1998 and 1986, classic vintages in three … Continue reading

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