The Arrival of a Sussex Sparkling Appellation: A Sad Day for English Wine
I don’t normally comment on current news in my blog – but the announcement of a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for wines from Sussex in southern England [https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/06/sussex-sparkling-wine-granted-pdo-status/] merits a comment, as a retrograde… Read more
Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel 2018
Anyone who knows me will be astonished that I include this wine in my record of ‘interesting wines’. A rich, sweet-fruited touching 16% abv monster from a warm part of California? Steve, you’re going gaga… Read more
Volcanic Slopes Vineyards Pure 2018
We hear a lot about the role of complexity in good wine. For me, along with balance, power and interest it is one of the four key factors in determining how good a wine is. … Read more
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