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A Clockwork Orange

“Bliss and heaven! Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all…

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Megadeth Beer – À Tout Le Monde

As well as founding one of the greatest thrash metal bands of all time – celebrating 35 years this year – Dave Mustaine has recently released a Megadeth  beer, a…

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Double J

The Prüm family history in the Mosel goes back to 1156, but it was Johann Josef Prüm who founded the estate in 1911 – the Prüm wines are regarded amongst…

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For One / Four

Morellino di Scansano 2012, Podere 414, Tuscany, Italy Muscular and broad shouldered, this full throttle 14% brooding beauty combines 85% Sangiovese and local variety Ciliegiolo, from Maremma on the Tuscan…

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Grüner Veltliner ‘Grundstein’

At Thai barbecue restaurant Kiln in Soho, we’ve put this charmer on the list. Grüner Veltliner from Julia Nather and Josef Schenter. 3 hectares farmed, from two separate parcels of…

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Pure Rosé 2017

Rosé yeah, whatever yeah? Well, seems the rosé category has been on good form over recent years, and Mirabeau are a good place to start for classy, dry rosé. A…

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Wine Vosne Alone

Vosne-Romanée blew me away the very first time we met – Pinot Noir as I had never known it. “I just don’t get  red Burgundy, it’s just all a bit…

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Zin Bitch Strikes Again

3 Ball Zinfandel  is a blend of grapes from three Californian counties, made by a chap known out there as ‘Zinbitch’.  True story. Christian Tietje has acquired this memorable moniker…

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Alluring Chablis

When I’m scanning a restaurant wine list and see Jean-Paul & Benoît winking at me, I find it hard not to order immediately: one of my favourite domaines in Chablis….

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Classy Crozes

Crozes-Hermitage ‘L’Espiegle’ 2014, Christelle Betton, Rhône, France Winemaker Christelle Betton farms just 5 hectares on her family estate in the Northern Rhône, with ‘L’Espiegle’ (translating as ‘mischievous’) coming from her…

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