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Tasting 80+ wines per day, blind: an intense and enlightening experience

It was Thursday late evening, 26 April 2012. Just after my fourth day straight, tasting at least 80 wines blind per day for Decanter Magazine. The occasion? The World Wine Awards. I was part of a phalanx of some 150 judges from all over the world – from Hong Kong and Vienna to Palm Beach […]


Tasting some 80 cru bourgeois 2009s blind in London for Decanter magazine

Just came back from London, where I spent two days (19-20 October) tasting nearly 80 cru bourgeois from the celebrated 2009 vintage. It was a blind tasting for Decanter magazine, in the company of some far more experienced palates, including Stephen Spurrier, Stephen Brook, Hugo Rose MW, and others. It was my third time in […]


Decanter Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter: notes on Barolo and Tuscany, plus video!

I attended two wonderful master classes at yet another Decanter fine wine encounter – this time a full day concentrated on Italian wine on Saturday 15 May 2010. Almost 90 exhibitors, some rather famous, others often constituting hidden treasures. I did not taste as much as I wanted because I was slightly under the weather, […]

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