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Cheeky wines from Maison Ventenac

The antithesis of orthodoxy, Maison Ventenac prefers a nonconformist approach to wine making. Having tasted a few wines in their impressive portfolio I’m all...

The British sweet tooth

A couple of interactions I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks have been, firstly a Facebook comment about a certain wine – The Guvnor...

Shout out for local producers

I’ve recently been tweeting and posting (as well as a Cork Talk a couple of weeks ago) about how it would be good if...

Lamenting the paucity of half bottles

I’m deliberately only writing about one wine this week, which is quite unusual for Cork Talk, as regular readers will know. The wine concerned...

Les verres de vin, en France!

I could hardly wish for a better location to write this week’s Cork Talk! I’m sitting on the banks of the River Vezere, in...

In praise of wine bars

It was 1974. We were well into the second year of our PE Teacher training course at Chester Uni. The college bar was doing...

Gone fishing!

Does it still count as plagiarism if it’s your own words you’re pilfering, and from a different medium? I ask because today’s Cork Talk title...

Wines to die for!

“Our wines are a blend of the traditional and contemporary and genuinely reflect the outstanding characteristics of their unique and distinct personality.” I couldn’t have...

Fish & chips on strawberry fields

To be honest (be fair, I am, occasionally!) I thought twice about the above title of this week’s Cork Talk. Whilst I’m sure that...

Supporting the little guys

When watching sports (remember that?!), but supporting no particular team/competitor, many of us root for the underdog. The player/team with the lesser reputation, the...

Dinner party wines

When Mary and John come round for dinner, you know it’s going to be a great evening. Foodies and winos like ourselves we all...

Is there racism in the wine sector?

In the wake of recent tragic events in the USA I think that perhaps many of us have been reviewing our attitudes to racial...

Concept wines

Concept wines, hmm – I think I might have just coined a phrase! So, what exactly do I mean? Well, I’ve recently been in contact...

Misogyny in the wine sector

How are you? Me? Well, thanks for asking. Actually I’m feeling a little metaphorically battered and bruised to be honest. And, talking of being honest,...

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