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2012 Rippon Gamay Noir

I have arrived rather late at the gamay appreciation party. Starting out in the UK wine trade in the mid 1980s, my only exposure to gamay was on Beaujolais Nouveau Day when I had to get up at an ungodly hour to unload a van full of thin, charmless red wine.

Hidalgo Manzanilla En Rama

Top marks to Stephanie Read of Mineral Wines who not only remembered that I loved sherry but actually emailed details of some of her latest imports. I placed an order because I had always wanted to try some  En Rama manzanilla, but to be honest I think I’d have been tempted to buy something anyway… Read More »

Millton Vineyards

“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” One of my students, who moved to NZ from Brazil, asked if there was any connection between what you pay for a bottle of wine and its quality. My first reaction was to answer ‘none at all’,