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Happy New Year!

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Welcome to 2019, which will be a great year for wine lovers in Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington! The tastings for Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies have been scheduled on the website, do take a look, and save the dates, and you can book your place now for our January tastings, where we focus on Tuscany…(Read More)

Brula Birthday

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I had the pleasure of being taken out to Brula last night in lovely St Margarets. This restaurant has been a stalwart of the local dining scene and has maintained a consisntly high quality reputation. My good friend friend Stefano Bergamin, who owns Bacco in Richmond has recently bought Brula and I’m sure he…(Read More)

It was a privilege to attend the 20th anniversary wine tasting at the Goring & Streatley Wine Society last week.  Having been part of my life for over ten years, it was great to catch up with some old friends, and a pleasure to celebrate such a milestone. The tasting, led by Ian Hewson, was…(Read More)

One of the confusing things about Saint-Emilion is the term Grand Cru.  There are nearly one thousand estates, domaines or chateaux in the large appellation of Saint-Emilion and as long as producers adhere to four criteria they can add the term Grand Cru onto their label. To qualify for Saint-Emilion Grand Cru…(Read More)

January is normally very quiet in the wine world but 2015 is proving to be the exception! Looking at what is going on over the next 12 months I have barely paused for breath since Christmas. My brand new Cheese Course  filled up in less than 48 hours, I have had a terrific response to…(Read More)