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Balblair 97 whisky review

Balblair 97 whisky is delicate and “Bryan Ferry smooth”

What was going on in the world in 1997? A  book about a  schoolboy  wizard hit our bookshelves, Pierce Brosnan enjoyed his second outing as a Martini-shaking secret agent, while Tony Blair became Prime Minister for the first time. Oh, and a Scotch  whisky  was laid down in Bourbon casks. Sixteen years on and the eighth …

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Côte Roannaise, Vieilles Vignes Wine Society review

Wine Society’s explorers who discover wonderful tastes

There’s a group of  explorers scouring the world, Wine Society buyers tracking down the best on offer from every continent, bringing wonderful tastes back to you and me in Blighty. I think you’d be hard pushed to find anyone that does it better than the Wine Society. Terrific wines at  pocket-happy prices. A co-operative, founded …

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Extra Special Vignes Citadelle Cotes du Bourg

Wine Press: Enjoy the Easter break with a glass of something different every day

IT’S Easter, time to relax. Four days off – and I’m ducking airborne corks flying at me from those of you still working. Sorry and all that. For the rest of us, what shall we do with our time? Well this wine column isn’t called a wine column for nothing – here’s ideas from around …

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