Tag Archives: Sauternes

A brief introduction to fine wine at Lincoln College

I recently presented a tasting for the Lincoln College graduate students. We covered three different white wines, three reds and a dessert wine, all tasted blind to begin with. Here’s a précis of some of the tasting information covered along … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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