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First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

country house hotels: Ballathie in Perthshire, Scotland

by Tom Cannavan, 04/14 Ballathie Country House Hotel and Estate is one of several statuesque properties that nestle amongst the fertile, rolling hills of Perthshire. This area of Scotland, not too far from Glasgow or Edinburghand their international airports, ... [Published Wine Pages - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 14 April 2014

the Independent - Terry Kirkby 2007. £11.95, fromvineyardsdirectStunning, complex, bone-dry German Riesling; Smoky, fruityM&S Zibibbo 2012. £7.99, Marks & SpencerSherbety flavours of lemons and limes; underlying touch of spicinessMonte Velho Branco 2012. ... [Published Wine Pages - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Tom tastes three nice wines from a small independent merchant

A Riesling Trocken, meaning 'dry' in German, this wine comes from the Pfalz, a more southerly German wine region where grapes have a little extra ripening power. It is very fresh, at the moment with a tiny spritz of Carbon dioxide on the tongue, but that ... [Published Wine Pages - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 7 April 2014

the Independent - Anthony Rose2013 Venturer Rueda Verdejo. £4.99, Aldiappetisingly dry Spanish white showing from Aldi2012 Vasse Felix Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia. £15.99, Majesticcomplex nutty notes and seductive ripe melon2010 Domaine ... [Published Wine Pages - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

wine quiz number 17 is here! test your wine IQ with 20 tricky questions

Copyright Tom Cannavan Welcome to Wine Quiz number 17. Many of the clues you need to answer these questions can be found in my articles here on wine-pages. The quiz is multiple choice: please choose from the list of possible answers to each quest ... [Published Wine Pages - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 31 March 2014

the Independent - Terry Kirby Marksman Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs 2010. $, Marks & Spencer fabulously complex with toasty flavours, spices and fruit Canard-Duchene Authentic Reserve Brut NV. $.99 until 1 April Waitrose a nice balance between fruit ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Tom travels to Tuscany to meet Professor Denis Dubourdieu

text and photographs © 2014 Tom CannavanCasa Vinocole Zonin is the biggest family wine company in Italy, indeed one of the largest family wine concerns in all of Europe. From their Veneto roots, the Zonins have expanded to own estatesnot only in local ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

tasting the wines of Champagne Salon and Delamotte

Salon is one of the most intriguing - and mysterious - names in Champagne. It is also a most unusual wine: there is only one cuvée, it is produced only in exceptional years (there were only 37 releases in the entire 20th century), it is made only from ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 17 March 2014

the Independent - Anthony Rose2013 Tesco Finest* Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc. £5.99appetisingly dry; vibrantly juicy quality with a dry flourish2011 Malbec Luigi Bosca, Vistalba. £15.99, MajesticA serious, pure and beautifully-crafted ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

the wines of Marimar Estate in Sonoma under the spotlight

Whole-bunch pressed and barrel fermented in French oak (20% new) this wine was then aged for 10 months on its lees in barrel. There's a fine, green bean vegatility to this along with oatmeal and almond and a core of racy citrus and apple that immediately ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

restaurant reviews: Simply Fish, Glasgow. Simply not good enough

A recent makeover has given one of my favourite British restaurants a glamorous new look, but Keith and Nicola Braidwood are doing exactly what they do best; serving up some of Scotland's greatest cooking in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Braidwoods ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 12 2014]
Entities: Glasgow, Quail, Coffee
First reported Mar 10 2014 - Updated Mar 10 2014 - 1 reports

weekly wine round-up of newspaper columnists for Monday 10 March 2014

the Independent - Anthony Rose2012 El Patito Feo Garnacha Graciano, Navarra. 6.74, Majestic fresh, spicy; ripe fruit; blueberry and blackberry flavours2009 Michele Chiarlo Reyna Barbaresco. 32.95, Jeroboams Fragrant and delicate; super-complex; backbone ... [Published Wine Pages - Mar 10 2014]

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with a twinkle in his eye: "It is a French variety. I travel a lot, but I think I am still French." The tasting compared several vintages of the wines of Castello d'Albola and other Zonin estates, to see what difference could be discerned following...
...which, writing in the new edition of the Sotheby's World Encyclopaedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, Tom Stevenson and Essi Avellan predict "should help Gosset in further fine-tuning the quality of its Champagnes."
Michelot sources this Chardonnay from vineyards in Meursault and, according to FromVineyardsDirect, "the wine is vinified as if it was a 1er Cru." It certainly has a beautifully clear and alluring nose
...Recently overheard when a customer came in forfor one of their special walnut loaves: "oh sorry, they're sold out. Can you come back in a couple of hours? I'll bake one for you" ...... (2011). £15 for lunch. Open every day until 5.00 p.m. No alcohol served

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