What’s in your glass? Oz, Tom and Susy’s recommendations from The Great Bristol Wine Fest 2024

This weekend saw the wine-lovers of Bristol unite for the launch of our first ever tasting in this great city – The Great Bristol Wine Fest.  Those attending were treated to hundreds of wines from all over the world – including a few beauties from local vineyards and producers.  For those that weren’t able to […]

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Reflections from the Road: Oz Clarke Co-chairing the International Wine Challenge

Harleyford Road in Lambeth, South London, doesn’t seem much like the Primrose Path to Paradise.  It’s a drab, one-way stretch of greasy tarmac south of the Thames, thick with the grumbling of cars and buses unwillingly jammed together as they wait for the auto-unfriendly lights to change, spewing stale fuel fumes at those of us hurrying […]

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Oz Clarke on Appellation Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – ‘The stuff’s fantastic!’

I almost feel as though 2021 is the year when Marlborough re-discovered its soul. Too many recent vintages, particularly of Sauvignon Blanc, have yielded too many rather aimless wines that seemed unsure of what they were trying to achieve, or wines that seemed almost perversely determined to deny the fabulously enticing fruit quality that wine lovers […]

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