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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Discover Roussillon with Oz Clarke

Wines of Roussillon

Where’s the wildest place in France? Where is the wind so fierce it seems likely to rip the very hair from your head? Where is the sun relentless and tameless and rough, not soothing your skin but blistering it with its heat? Where do the rocks jut out from an impoverished soil, where do the […]

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For those who love Italian wine there is no better place to start that journey than with the wines of Castello Banfi.

It’s 3,000ha estate, with one-third devoted to vines, has the Castello at the centre of the estate, and was historically known as Poggio alle Mura, meaning walled hilltop. They produce premium wines using state-of-the-art research and working practices combined with a profound respect for the land and people from which they come. Banfi has vineyards in […]

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