A Tale of Two Cities - The 60th Anniversary Oxford and Cambridge Blind Tasting Match

POSTED ON 28/02/2013

It is not often that you spot the gentlemen of the wine press attired as if about to start their first day at public school, but smart suits and ties were the order of the day on a freezing cold February morning in the heart of London clubland.

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So Solid Cru: classified Graves at the Waterside Inn

POSTED ON 23/02/2013

The Graves is one of the few major wine regions in the world whose name defines a particular terroir, or location character. Gravel soils form the bedrock, literally of this ancient region, the northern part of which, Pessac-Léognan, is home to 16 crus classés châteaux, which, with their 600-odd hectares of vineyard land, lie south of the city of Bordeaux.

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