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Veuve Clicquot gets defensive about “its” yellow.

You can’t just use any old yellow for your label, you know! The Daily Digest of The Drinks Business on 30 January 2014 details a possible “threat of legal action” against yet another tiny producer of sparkling wine that has sailed too

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On the Christmas menu…

After a delightful aperitif of Lanson 1996 Gold Label was a great way to start the cooking for Christmas lunch today. Still fresh and bright, but with plenty of layers of yeasty, brioche and toasty almond notes to it. It

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A note of caution about ordering wines from M&S online

I’ve had emails from readers in the UK who, inspired by one of my reviews, have decided to order wines online, only to get a nasty surprise when they opened the cartons delivered to them by M&S. If you plan

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This week’s wine finds in Hong Kong

1 Dec 2012 Blason de Bourgogne 2009 AC Bourgogne A couple of Burgundies have caught my eye this week. Looking for a reasonably priced Burgundy to make a coq au vin for dinner with friends on Saturday night, I decided

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