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My first encounter with Italian Pinot Nero/Noir..

The best thing about my job has to be having the ability to open and try whatever I believe will help sell the product to the customers – unfortunately this doesn’t stretch to Petrus and Romanee-Conti, however it does mean I can try things which I probably wouldn’t normally pay for just to satisfy my…

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Caliterra Sauvignon Blanc at Studio One – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

On a true gastronomical adventure yesterday I found myself spending the afternoon in the luxurious ‘Dubai Marina’ – though I just couldn’t bring myself to prep myself up in heels and spend the afternoon in all the boutiques – I had a true calling and it involved my trusty diamonte jandals (ultimate comfort factor with…

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Southern French Beauty

The Southern French wine regions have generally been known as table wines, they are affordable and more importantly drinkable… and every now and then you will find one that will really jump out at you. They are much more experimental in this part of France compared to such high reputation regions as Bordeaux and Burgundy…

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Vintage: The Cheese and Wine Bar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Last night we decided to venture into the pyramids of Dubai – aka a shopping mall based on Egyptian architecture – Wafi. It is a small intimate wine bar that we stumbled across a couple of years ago but due to our attire we weren’t exactly welcome – I understand why people think the wine…

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9 things about Italy’s King – Amarone della Valpolicella

1. The word Amarone comes from the Veronese dialect meaning dry. 2. The definition comes from the comparison with the Recioto, a sweet wine produced in Valpolicella with the same grapes and using the same vinification technique, but leaving a much higher amount of residual sugar. 3. The grapes used are the same as those…