Winefriend by David Way

Writing about the wines of Piemonte, Italy and France

Côte d’Or

The wines of Côte d’Or, Burgundy

Burgundy at the home of cricket

English cricket and the wines of Burgundy – especially the somewhat elusive reds – do share some things in common.  After a summer of England beating Australia and taking a leading position after three winter Tests against South Africa, it was entirely in character that this Burgundy trade tasting should take place at the home

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How long do I keep these?

How old is old?

Aged wines are something of an acquired taste.  They set up all sorts of conflicts.  Unless you are very fortunate or rich, laying down wines for the future is only for the patient.  Buying something that will be at its peak in 10, 20 or more years is extremely counter-cultural.  Then, of course, there is

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Weekend bottles

The weekend has that nice relaxed feel about it, a moment to search the cache of bottles in the kitchen or beyond for something different to try.  My recent trip to Berry Bros & Rudd’s Aladdin’s cave at Basingstoke produced one of these.  Chateaux de Lascaux 2006 from the Languedoc, with a galloping horse on

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Red Burgundy’s contribution to European unity

To Sunday evening dinner with long-standing friends, a retired diplomat and wife who was a skilled saleswoman, where you expect quality with a French accent.  In this case both literally and in the glass.   We knew that the other guests included the chef and front-of-house couple of our excellent local French restaurant (, not to

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