Category Archives: Sweet

Hail To The Victors Valiant

So England are through to the finals of the Rugby World Cup beating France, in France, to get there. It’s an unexpected bit of success. I missed watching the game as I’ve been in Michigan, but thought I’d celebrate anyway. We had a Deinhard Beeren Auslese 2004. It was a pale amber colour with a… Read More »

Le Grand Depart

The Tour de France has come to England – hurrah! Last night we had some English cheese and French wine to celebrate. We had a Sainsbury’s Classic Selection Sauternes 2002. It was a beautiful honey colour and smelled of orange and lime marmalade. It was deliciously sweet with a crisp acidity keeping it balanced. It… Read More »

H. Sichel Sohne Beerenauslese

Airports aren’t normally my favourite wine merchants, but I’ve found myself spending a little too much time in them lately, and they’re boring. Very boring. Shopping eases some of that boredom. I picked up a bottle of H. Sichel Sohne Beerenauslese 2001. I suspect I paid too much for it, but it killed plenty of… Read More »

Imperial Achaia Clauss Mavrodaphne de Patras

I love being surprised by wine, trying new things and finding new wines I enjoy. Christmas should be a perfect opportunity for doing so, but one of the downsides of being ‘the wine buff’ is that I get charged with choosing the wine for dinner. That’s easy enough if I’m choosing wine for me, but… Read More »