LONDON WINE TASTING – Chardonnay by Zoom

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August 2020 – New World “Rich and Oaky” Chardonnays We tasted and compared three New World Chardonnays at different levels of complexity, all described as “rich and oaky” by Zoom. Participants had been advised in advance of the wines, all available from Majestic, so that they could have them delivered from their local branch. In the early 1970s Chardonnay accounted …

LONDON WINE TASTING – Pinot Noir by Zoom

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July 2020 – Pinot Noir – or, your choice! Our first tasting by Zoom was a very informal social event, with Pinot Noir as the optional feature, for us to drink and chat about what we were enjoying drinking during lockdown. Alan led our discussion, while we drank at our own pace! He had brought along four bottles that he …

LONDON WINE TASTING: Vieux Télégraphe

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June 2020    Last year IWFS London Branch held an five-star fine Châteauneuf du Pape wine tasting. However, we couldn’t taste all the top wines, and Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe was not among them, although we did have a wine dinner featuring this domaine. Fortunately for us, we had one bottle of the great 2001 vintage left. We had no excuse …

LONDON WINE TASTING – Chateau Musar

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May 2020 Another month of lockdown slips by. I’ll be missing the sociability of comparing several wines connected by a theme, and learning as we go, for a while yet. We opened a bottle of Chateau Musar 2000 the other evening. “Eccentric wines, which have baffled and bewitched,” as Pierre Mansour of the Wine Society has described the wines, from …

IWFS LONDON BLOG – Wines during Lockdown

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April 2020 No wine tastings for me to report on while we are all in lockdown. In the circumstances we are doing our best to enjoy drinking wine chez nous – and observing the proprieties by occasionally keeping a day or two alcohol-free. I used to have a big book made for the purpose with pages of columns, to record …