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spanna 1977

Russian Roulette

Opening a bottle of wine to discover it’s too old, too young, faulty, or worse, just distinctly average, is fairly irritating. But it shouldn’t put you off trying something new. We like to experiment and take risks with wine, that’s how we started out and we continue to open weird and wonderful bottles on an …

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Vintage Krug

Starting Early

I don’t come from a family of wine drinkers. My father was in the Royal Navy and the extent of his drinking was one glass of Pusser’s Rum before bedtime each night.  My mother’s drinking stretched to a glass of Piesporter if we ever happened to find ourselves in a restaurant, and perhaps two glasses of …

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Larue Puligny-Montrachet Les Garennes 2000

An Affair to Remember

When our first son Bertie was born it became very clear from day one that he had no interest in dinner – his own yes, but ours, absolutely not. In fact, he was so hell bent on not affording us the luxury of dining in peace that we would mostly eat in shifts. That is …

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