A Few Words

Pinot Noir – Femme Fatale

Published on 10th October

Tim Worth This hot, hot summer, I recommend escaping into the shade and indulging in a glass or two of the most alluring of all red wines – Pinot Noir. But only if you know what you’re getting into! Of…

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‘Songelier’ – Nick Cave, Peaky Blinders & The Beatles

Published on 9th October

Tim Worth Most of us are familiar with the term sommelier- a wine waiter skilled at matching wine with food. Well, now, it seems there’s a new talent in town. At a recent trade tasting, I bumped into good friend…

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Christmas gift books for wine lovers

Published on 8th October

The other day, I logged onto Amazon, clicked through to the books section, typed “wine” into the search box and, to my amazement, discovered that there are nearly 100,000 books with the word “wine” in the title. So, just how,…

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Pedro Ximenez on Food & Drink

Published on 11th December

Tim Worth – December 2018 Guilty pleasures was the theme of an old Food and Drink programme I caught recently – and the pièce de résistance of indulgence came right at the programme’s end, when Michel Roux’s immensely rich, salted caramel…

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Basil Fawlty, Frank Sinatra, Karl Marx and many more

Published on 5th August

Tim Worth – August 2018 ‘Wine is a friend, wine is a joy; and, like sunshine, wine is the birthright of all.’ Andre Simon Wise words but Andre, as you may have guessed, wasn’t from these shores. Rather, he was…

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Quaff My Bluff Wine Tasting Derby

Quaff My Bluff Wine Tasting

Published on 22nd July

Quaff My Bluff Wine Tasting Derby “Call My Bluff” was a popular BBC panel game show that ran from 1965 to 2005. The format of the game was straightforward – competing teams gained points by identifying the correct definition of…

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