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Drinking on an empty stomach

04-03-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Wines Tastings

Merchants are very happy to host big tastings, but they seem less keen on giving you anything to eat while you’re there » More

The spirit of wine

Arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!

25-02-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Events Wines Tastings Europe

Before becoming tasting event organisers may I suggest that you first become proficient in organising piss-ups in breweries » More

From food to wine

Is Pinot Grigio really the new Chablis? I hope not

22-02-2011 | By: Christine Parkinson | Category: Opinions Wines

I was in a smart hotel lounge the other day, the sort where wine and snacks are free. The white wine happened to be Chablis:quite a result, I thought » More

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It's open

17-02-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

Can of worms, Pandora’s box... whatever you want to call it, deciding to write about BYO earlier this month kicked off a fair bit of comment from within the trade » More

A master of wine lists

Wine complaint

14-02-2011 | By: Ronan Sayburn | Category: Opinions People Wines Service

The other day we had a complaint about wine service in one of our hotels, to be honest this is quite rare but i rang the customer to find out what had happened... » More

The spirit of wine

Groundhog Day

09-02-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Events Wines Australia Tastings

Australia day tasting came upon us again. anyone remember when it was exciting? Remember when there were lots of smaller producers? Remember when the winemakers used to think it important to attend? » More

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Marking up

28-01-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

I’ve had a few sommeliers call me up in varying states of fury and dismay over the last few weeks to point out an article pointing the finger at restaurant wine mark-ups that appeared in Decanter » More

The spirit of wine

A New Year. Out With The Old and in with the.........Old

16-01-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Wines Business

When you are putting your next wine list together, how many of those wines will actually be new? Is the golden age of wine choice dead? » More

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Hasta la vista baby

12-01-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Matching Opinions Wines Tastings

The idea of a ‘robo-nose’ might be a step too far, but there’s something to be said for using technology in food and wine matching » More

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Where condors dare...

10-12-2010 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Chile

I loathe winter in Britain, and I’m not the only one » More

From food to wine

Wine lab?

07-12-2010 | By: Christine Parkinson | Category: Matching Sparkling Europe

We could all be obsolete soon. » More

HK House

Grapes Are Not the Only Fruit

17-11-2010 | By: Chee Hui | Category: Opinions Other mixers & soft drinks Wines

It’s not just wines that are carefully blended for balance and structure » More

From food to wine

Sugar and spice?

09-11-2010 | By: Christine Parkinson | Category: Matching Opinions Events Wines Germany

Hardly anyone ever orders dessert wine with their main course, however much producers might wish it. But what about wines that are not “stickies”, but do have lots of residual sugar? » More

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Science Friction

04-11-2010 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines

An attempt to explain minerality reminds me why I flunked chemistry at school » More

Peach Pubs

Life Lessons from Lebanon

26-10-2010 | By: Jo Eames | Category: Opinions People Wines

Sitting over lunch at the Massaya winery restaurant at Tanail, in the Bekaa Valley, winemaker Ramzi Ghosn swirled the stunning 2005 Silver Selection in his glass and asked us: “What has been your strongest impression of Lebanon?” » More

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