Five wines from around the web #8

This month’s buying recommendations include some bargains from Howard Ripley. Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2001, Rene Engel: Sadly no longer with us, Philippe Engel used to be one of the best sources of Clos Vougeot. Concentrated, stylish and complex. This is a top wine for the price. £39 from Howard Ripley. Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru les … Continue reading Five wines from around the web #8

The second wine we’ll be having with dinner

Bannockburn are one of my favourite Australian producers. The winemaker, Gary Farr, has worked many vintages at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and with Alain Graillot in Crozes-Hermitage. These influences show themselves strongly in his wines. The top Pinot Noir he makes, called Serré, when served blind to Jeremy Seysses of Dujac was Burgundian enough to … Continue reading The second wine we’ll be having with dinner

Our next holiday

At the beginning of October we are travelling to the Basque country. We have been there before and it is one of the best places for eating in the world. Whilst there are the glories of many-starred restaurants there, I have to admit the place I am most looking forward to going is rather more … Continue reading Our next holiday