Tag Archives: David Allen MW

The new Champion of English Sparkling wine

Launch offer – Digby Brut Reserve 2009 World Champion English Sparkling Wine Trophy CSWWC 2014 If I had a pound for every time somebody has mentioned the idea that English sparkling wines can rival the wines of Champagne I’d be … Continue reading

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1985 clarets – how are these developing?

One of the privileges of being the Fine Wine Manager is the quality of some of the tastings I get to attend and last week I was invited to something special. Our friends at Epping Forest Wine Society kindly invited … Continue reading

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David’s Olympic Ode and delivery shenanigans

With the curtain set to go up on the long anticipated global sporting bonanza on Friday, those of us working on its doorstep in Redbridge are increasingly realising that transport in the Eastern quadrant of London (and several other bits … Continue reading

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Chateau Brown Blanc 2010 – double trophy winner

“Brown Blanc” is an amusing contradiction, but this sophisticated dry white is rapidly building a reputation that is the envy of the region. The 2010 Brown Blanc garnered TWO international trophies¹ in 2012 at the International Wine Challenge and the … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2011 – RIP

A eulogy to a vintage in the wrong place at the wrong time This week’s announcement that Chateau d’Yquem will not release their 2011 en-primeur is a strangely apt end to a sales campaign that seemed from the outset to be … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – A Vintage overview and some recommendations

Bordeaux 2011 – A Preliminary Overview from Someone Who Tasted by David Allen MW After spending four days as part of a group fully immersed in the bun-fight that was the 2011 en-primeur tastings and having had a few days now … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – Saint-Julien

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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Bordeaux 2011 – Margaux

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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Bordeaux 2011 – Sauternes

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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Bordeaux 2011 – Saint-Emilion

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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