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What the Shah drank: Wines at the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire in 1971

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BBC4’s excellent “Storville” series recently showed a film about “The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire”, held by the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 12–16 October 1971 on the occasion of the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of … Continue reading

Wine and Music: The Everly Brothers’ “The Price of Love”

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Released in 1965, “The Price of Love” was written and performed by Don Everly and Phil Everly. With its sneering vocals and raucous harmonica, it was a smash in the UK but much less regarded in the USA. “Wine is … Continue reading

PROJECT FRONT FOOT: JULY NEWSLETTER

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A message from my friend Vic Mills: “Hi Stuart, I’m a tad early with this month’s newsletter, but – with August shaping up as the busiest project month of the summer – it’s a case of trying to stay ahead … Continue reading

PROJECT FRONT FOOT: JUNE NEWSLETTER

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A message from my friend Vic Mills: “Hi Stuart, By way of tribute to the ICC Women’s World Cup, we feature a cover picture from a recent handover of project kit at a cricket club for girls and young women … Continue reading

Zalto glassware: Best prices in UK from here!

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We are delighted to present Zalto glasses, which we believe are the best available. Our prices are as good as any in the UK. Check out the range at Zalto’s website. Our price list can be downloaded here. Unlike most … Continue reading

Days of cricket and @Moet_UK champagne

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Another image of a certain champagne brand in a cricket setting. Not sure where and when this photo was taken but I believe it is a National Club Cup match.

PROJECT FRONT FOOT MAY NEWSLETTER

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A message from my friend Vic Mills: “Hi Stuart, Before we get immersed in all things depressingly electoral, a little light reading to lift the spirits in the shape of the Project Front Foot May newsletter. Another bumper edition too … Continue reading

Tony Greig celebrates with @Moet_UK

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Here’s a picture of Tony Greig, fine all-rounder and England captain, that hangs inside the India Room of the OCS Stand at The Oval cricket ground. Not sure what match award he’s just won but a 3.5-litre Jeroboam or 4.5 … Continue reading

Wine and Literature: H. Warner Allen and “natural red wines”

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Herbert Warner Allen (1881-1968) is perhaps the great forgotten wine writer of the 20th century. I have been able to find very little information about him after being given a copy of his Through The Looking Glass by a friend … Continue reading

May 2017 fine and rare broking list

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Please find attached my current fine and rare list. I do not own all this stock but broker most of it on behalf of suppliers. With the launch of Vins Extraordinaires, I am starting to utilise my own stocks to … Continue reading