IWFS LONDON WINE BLOG April 2019

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  One tasting this time: the range of champagnes made by the Serge Mathieu champagne house, one of the Côte des Bar’s leading small growers and producers, renowned for extremely fine champagne. Such an interesting tasting, kindly hosted by Christopher and Marigold Davenport Jones at their home. We first had the unusual opportunity of tasting examples of the appellation Coteaux …

IWFS London Blog March 2019

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Three contrasting occasions in February illustrate the admirable variety of wine and food events we offer. Moldovan wines The first was a tasting of a wide selection of wines from Moldova, including those made from local grapes Feteasca and Rara Neagra, as well as those from more familiar grapes such as Tempranillo and Chardonnay.   I didn’t know that Moldova has …

IWFS London Blog February 2019

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I happily attended two IWFS London events in January: a Dinner and a Red Burgundy tasting. The dinner was at Tredwells, its website by-line: “relaxed contemporary dining restaurant in Covent Garden”. It is a restaurant in the Marcus Wareing group. The chef is Chantelle Nicholson. We were celebrating New Year, an excuse to lighten up what can often be quiet …

IWFS London Blog January 2019

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As it’s New Year, I’m reminiscing about some of 1918’s IWFS London events. The first I attended was a tasting of excellent Fine and Mature Châteauneufs du Pape, ranging from 1999 to 1952, and finally, a Reserve Jacksons of Piccadilly from 1929, an extremely hot year in France; a dark brown rim to the deep coloured wine, and a distinctive, …