Author Archives: Stuart George

Bordeaux 2009 encore

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Berry Bros. & Rudd’s 2009 Bordeaux en primeur tasting on 5 July at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London – not as grand as it sounds, actually – gave a few wine hacks – and a lot of Berry’s clients … Continue reading

Free tickets for Pakistan vs. Australia at Headingley!

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I have two tickets per day for Pakistan vs Australia at Headingley in Leeds on 21 July and 24 July. I won the tickets in an MCC ballot but it now turns out that I’m unable to go. If anybody … Continue reading

Worcester Sauce named as one of the UK's top ten wine blogs

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To my great surprise and pleasure, the media monitoring company Cision has named Worcester Sauce in its list of the UK’s top ten wine blogs. The report can be seen here. Thanks to everyone who has supported this blog!

Bougros Woogie: William Fèvre Chablis 2008-1998

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Yesterday afternoon (9 June) the London wine merchant Bordeaux Index hosted a short five-wine vertical of Domaine William Fèvre’s Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, spanning 2008 to 1998. Fèvre is one of the great names of Chablis, with a history stretching … Continue reading

Cecchi nowt: Identità London 2010

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I spent lunchtime today (7 June) at Vinopolis, where the Italian wine journalist Filippo Bartolatta hosted a tasting of Cecchi wines with Andrea and Cesare Cecchi. The tasting was a showcase for the launch of Cecchi’s new Supertuscan wine Coevo … Continue reading

Fine legs? Ladies' day at Lord's

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I spent yesterday’s sweltering afternoon at Lord’s, alternatively watching Middlesex vs. Northamptonshire outside or England vs. Bangladesh on the TV in the Bowlers’ Bar. Lord’s had decreed that Saturday 5 June was “Ladies’ Day”, in the tradition of the same … Continue reading

Brown Caps vs. Foxes

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Foxes are normally only seen at cricket grounds when Leicestershire is playing. But this afternoon at The Oval, where I managed to sneak in the last hour of play (and a win for Gloucestershire!), the final overs were enlivened by … Continue reading

Bye bye, not buy buy, Barbera

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The recent travel chaos caused by Eyjafjallajökull – no, I can’t pronounce it either – meant that my fellow blogger and Barbera 7 colleague Cory Cartwright was stranded in London for several days before being able to return home after … Continue reading

I'm so Bordeaux with the USA

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Recently I was a guest at a wine auction held in Costa Mesa, just south of Los Angeles in Orange County. Having written a great deal on the fine wine market and fine wine auctions over the last six years, … Continue reading

A lost classic: Powell and Pressburger's Gone to Earth

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of two of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s less heralded films, Gone to Earth and The Elusive Pimpernel. Although very different in style and theme, the two films share some things … Continue reading