Monthly Archives: October 2012

Interviewed – James the Wine Guy


It has been too long since I last posted on this blog, and you are going to have to wait a bit yet. I fell with my bicycle last week and suffered a concussion. I don’t yet feel fully up … Continue reading

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Passing on the baton – Vinforum’s Ola Dybvik retires


Founder and co-owner of Norway’s – and possibly the world’s – best wine magazine, Vinforum, retires. As Ola Dybvik writes himself, Vinforum was founded at a time where the Norwegian alcohol monopoly had a very poor and low-quality selection, and Vinforum … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Pietraventosa


As stated previously, the Gioia del Colle zone of Apulia is enjoying a strong revival with its primitivo wines, which up until fairly recently had taken a decidedly second-rank position relative to the primitivos from the Manduria zone. Compared to … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting Notes 19 September 2012


I have previously explained about my membership of this exalted club and the rules by which we taste here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/maynards-new-port-brand-tasting-notes-27-august-2012/ On 19 September 2012 we attended a vey interesting tasting of Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) vs. Vintage (VT) Ports from four vintages, … Continue reading

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