All Saints Estate Shiraz 2014, or, London 2012 all over again

I don’t know if it is my English heritage, but sometimes I feel that saying something is “not bad” is sincerely one of the best compliments in the world. Perhaps due to (or because of) our surfeit of pessimism, or maybe propensity for understatement, I really believe that this half-negative statement can be a truly unique and…… Continue reading All Saints Estate Shiraz 2014, or, London 2012 all over again

Seppeltsfield ‘Cellar No. 6’ Tokay, or, The new old whackbooglejammer

I’ve been told that fortified wine isn’t as popular as it once was and that people aren’t drinking it any more. I guess the words Sherry and Port conjure up unwarranted images of stuffy old businessman in suits spouting many a tedious phrase, most starting with the words “the youth of today” and ending in,…… Continue reading Seppeltsfield ‘Cellar No. 6’ Tokay, or, The new old whackbooglejammer