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Friedrich Zweigelt

Friedrich Zweigelt Posted: 2nd December 2019 As he leaves us for pastures new, Willi Klinger, the director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, has sent...

Whisky: The Connoisseur Guide.

Whisky: The Connoisseur Guide Written by Giles MacDonogh For fifteen years or so I had the enviable task of writing about spirits for one of...

Blaufränkisch/Kékfrankos

Blaufränkisch/Kékfrankos Posted: 1st Novemeber 2019 I became acquainted with the Central European grape variety Blaufränkisch at the beginning of the nineties, when I was working...

From the Battlefields of the Somme to Provence

From the Battlefields of the Somme to Provence Posted: 2nd October 2019 At the beginning of last month I was called away suddenly to Arras...

“Tramp Anniversary” and reminiscences about Marco Pierre White

Tramp Posted: 1st August 2019 Before last month I recall going to the famous London nightclub Tramp just once. To be honest, nightclubs are not really my...

No Weddings, Two Funerals

No Weddings, Two Funerals Posted: 2nd July 2019 June was a month when the deaths of the near and dear greatly exceeded births and when...

Wine and Food in the Borderlands

Wine and Food in the Borderlands Posted: 4th June 2019 These days when I go to Austria I seldom chance it beyond the Vienna’s wide...

Champagne

Champagne Posted: 1st May 2019 Back in the nineties I seemed to spend half my life padding around the Champagne region. I did pieces for...

Disappearing Kentish Town

Disappearing Kentish Town Posted: 2nd April 2019 When I first moved to Kentish Town in central North London twenty-four years ago there were plenty of...

Gérard Basset

Gérard Basset Posted: 1st February 2019 Gérard Basset died from throat cancer this month. It is sad news, not least because he was younger than...