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A taste of Roussillon to warm the soul

Sun-deprived? Can’t remember what blue skies look like? Forgotten the smell of dusky paths and ripe peaches? Fret no more. A bottle or two of Roussillon wine is just what the doctor ordered at this time of year. The effect is not dissimilar to sitting in a light box, only …

A German lesson from Chix & Buck

Two cracking German wines from bijoux independent importer Chix & Buck have helped to liven up January. Chix & Buck, based in Brixton, where there’s a lovely looking wine parlour (yet to visit), specialise in wines from small, family-run vineyards where character and quality rather than the bottom line informs …

Top Ten supermarket Champagnes for Christmas

It’s everywhere at this time of the year. You can’t walk down a supermarket aisle without being bombarded with the stuff. No, not the nuts that mysteriously dominate the shelves at Christmas. Who buys all these string bags of walnuts? Enough with the nuts. I am, in fact, referring to …