Bordeaux Dinner 2010 Vintage @ Mezzo 04/11/13

Vieux Chateau Certain 2010 Bordeaux Dinner 2010

This is my favourite dinner of the year. This is when 12 of us gather to taste the newly arrived Bordeaux. Most of us had bought our Bordeaux two years previously, untasted, and patiently waited for it to arrive. This was the point where we see if our investments were wise. Our 2010 Bordeaux Dinner was a … Read more

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week Du Cedre ‘Heritage’ Cahors 2009 It was a pretty hard job trying to pick my favourite wine of the week, but this lovely wine won out for its charm and drinkability at the South West France tasting this week. That and the weather has gone cold again! An entry level red … Read more

Wine of the Week

Bouscasse Madiran 2009 Gotta a whole lotta South West France love! Since the weather is still cold what better for you than a corset of tannins that is like a hug in a wine glass? Dark, minerally, hint of oak – somewhat reminiscent of Hunter Valley Shiraz. Nutty, smokey/flinty, nice acidity, silky and dense. Great … Read more

South West France Lunch at Maha 30th July 2012

One of the occasional perks of this job is a long lunch. Sometimes you get the added bonus is great company and wines that you find compelling. I definitely hit the jackpot with this lunch at Maha! I’m a huge fan of the wines of Bordeaux BUT… Often find them just above my comfortable spending level for … Read more