Bloody hell, this is good. #French @ozclarke
New Blog Post: The Conway Christmas Countdown - Enter our Christmas countdown competition for a chance to win a fr... ow.ly/2BSxEU
It's not often nowadays you get a bottle of Spanish Chablis thru the post - Don Cortez, Rocamar- where are U when we need U? But hang on....
This was different. @Torres
Spanish Chablis aka Vina Sol 50 yo this year. Chance to compare cork&screwcap. Cork good,but sc -zingy,tangy,top
Wine lovers, switch on your radios & settle down this morning, for wino (in the best sense) @ozclarke
is joining us to sort us oot for Xmas!
@Wine_Australia @jollyolly @ozclarke @Timatkin
CHEERS TO YOU AND TO ALL OUR FABULOUS MANCHESTER EXHIBITORS. IT'S BEEN A STONKING WEEKEND
Proper pub when the slate says - all pies are served with veg, gravy and chips. +tasty pennine and Cheshire ales. Salute @britons
: Thanks to all visitors and hard working exhibitors. Great day. Marvellous #Manchester @jollyolly @Timatkin @ozclarke
joins the Aussie wine table at @ThreeWineMen
. Here he introduces guests to our range of reds. ow.ly/i/3Owfz
The twittersphere's going bonkers with #manchester
messages. We're all fired up and ready to go! @Timatkin @jollyolly @ozclarke
need 5 followers to get to 7,000 There should be a prize. What do you think?”
Tremendous incisive savoury Burgundian Chardie from Coal River and a rarer beast - a deep, dark-fruited peppery,herb and gum-scented Pinot.
New star rises in the far south. @tolpuddle
Vineyards is the result of mainland Aussie hotdogs Shaw&Smith pootling about in chilly Tasmania.
@AnovaBooks @CircleofWine @australia_wine @ozclarke
THANK YOU you lovely winos for a great evening a noche
Thanks to @ozclarke
for this great recap of the #VAWineSummit
. Oz made an entrance sliding down the grand staircase! ow.ly/r1VNm
Jim's Loire: 2013 Young Wine Writer Award – a few more pics jimsloire.blogspot.com/2013/11/2013-y…
Congratulations to our two runners-up @JenTigerDragon
. Michael, I look forward to reading the novel!
Huge congratulations to our Young Wine Writer of the year @hughcejones
– very much deserved. Time for another bottle of Sori Tildin!
UK: One lucky writer will be taking this home tonight, as we crown the Young Wine Writer of 2013 #YWWA ow.ly/i/3Ml82 @ozclarke
Cold fizz in my mouth, Django & the Blockheads in my ears, Tim Atkin on my back. IWC is back. Hooray! It must be Spring.Did we win the Ashes
Getting ready for #BBCGoodFoodShow
Come say hello. On Stand W30 in The Wine Cellar after midday! pic.twitter.com/x5xRmn8X4B
Competition time! Your chance to win tix to @ThreeWineMen
next month. Be there or be..there isn't anywhere else to be real-champagne.com/static/Three_W…
Congratulations to those shortlisted for the Young Wine Writer Award 2013! goo.gl/C2uhJ9 @CircleofWine @Wine_Australia @AnovaBooks
My new Norwich hangout - the Plough in St. Benedicts - excellent, fresh, interesting Grain ales from 5 pumps & Vic's yum sausage'n onion pie
... Steitz Weisser Burgunder from Rheinhesse- scented, flashing acid, touch of chewiness and enough mineral for me to think it was Austrian.
I always thought of @chix
&Buck as purveyors of wild & wonderful fizz from their cool Brixton den. But they can do serious...
Medocs weren't easy to get right in 2011. But La Cardonne, Preuillac, Noillac, Pey de Pont and Sigognac (all Medocs) didn't do a bad job.
Malescasse 2011 is it's typical creamy yet fresh self, Cissac, Lamothe- Bergeron & Arnauld pretty good H-Medocs. Larose-Trintaudon -all oak.
Some exceptions include dark, balanced Anthonic, Brillette & Biston-Brillette (Moulis),scented Mongravey (Margaux),solid Fonbadet...
Cry Bourgeois 2011s a case in point. Too often a potentially pleasant, medium-bodied savoury wine has been smothered in chocolate & mocha.
Someone has been selling too much uber-toasty oak to the Bordelais. Some of the top properties can just about handle it but lower down- no.
2011 Bordeaux- a couple of serious red Pessac-Leognans for aging- Latour-Martillac & Malartic-Lagraviere. Larrivet Haut Brion a star White.
Bon Pasteur also good & more restrained than usual.Pretty tasty St. Ems from Beau-Sejour Becot, Berliquet,Canon la Gaffeliere & Trottevieill
Bordeaux 2011 seems better on Right Bank. Lovely scented La Conseillante, robust cedary Petit Village&finely balanced Clinet in Pomerol.
Many thanks to @ozclarke
and all who joined us in store last night for some wonderful wine tasting! #Norwich
Great chatting to you last night. Top bloke! Please tell Johnathon (& yourself) to check out @CambridgeGin
Great Local Distillers
What a treat. @ozclarke
dropped by for a few pints & a chat with @ThirstFirst_UK
& Rory last night. #ElysProperPub pic.twitter.com/caO9CzVg3b
My new shop is now live @MintlaneUK
! Lots of exciting products being added - visit mintlane.co.uk
to sign up for exclusive access!
The classiest Medocs are Branaire Ducru - dry, taut, but really true to style- and Grand Puy Lacoste, gentler, mellower than usual but true
I'm not convinced by these 2011 red Bordeaux. Particularly on the left bank there's something muddy, not quite clean about a lot of thefruit
Loads of great local beer in Virginia. Ray's Pale Ale - top hoppy palate & brain cleanser. Didn't manage a Baby Jesus Christ Porter. Honest!
wish I lived in the UK just to attend events with these guys: two of my favs in the biz threewinemen.co.uk/meet-the-men/ @Timatkin @ozclarke
Superman is on Watch again! Got to see the bit with Oz Clarke this time :-) @ozclarke #Superman
Highlight from #vawinesummit
was meeting @ozclarke
! Our team was honored & appreciated the opportunity! #vawine pic.twitter.com/mwm00p0l02
Forgot one excellent 2012 Virginia Viognier- Veritas- very mellow yet fresh, soft pear, mild apricot, soothing texture. 13%
2011 was a pretty tough year in Virginia - weeks of rain up to and during harvest, but good Viognier from Williamsburg- 12.4,& Bluestone12.9