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26th Jul 2015

The cheeky glass of wine

by Andrea Frost

For something that exudes simplicity, the cheeky glass of wine is a deceptively complex drink. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve been asked to sneak off for a cheeky glass of wine or, I’ll admit, how often I’ve suggested one. ‘A... Read more

 

20th Jul 2015

Georgia: a visit to dreamland

by Tim Atkin

Visitors to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi were warned to stay off the streets last month. The city has seen its share of disorder over the centuries, but this had nothing to do with violence or civil unrest. The danger was considerably more... Read more

 

6th Jul 2015

A letter from the Publisher of Le Pan Magazine

by Ron Washam

HelloLe Pan is the only wine magazine that answers the questions to which real wine connoisseurs need answers. Is my private jet a good place to store my First Growths? How does... Read more

 

29th Jun 2015

On wine and wondering

by Andrea Frost

Even though I spend a lot of time wandering in and wondering about nature, I confess I felt foolish being dropped in a vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, so I could sit on my own to think.... Read more

 

12th Jun 2015

Are en primeur Bordeaux scores out of control?

by Tim Atkin

In his timely article on Wine-Pages about score inflation in Bordeaux, Stephen Brook sets out to prove that points reached a “preposterous... Read more

 

8th Jun 2015

Priorat: too little of a good thing?

by Tim Atkin

It doesn’t feature on many wine tours, but the village of Bellmunt del Priorat has its very own mining museum, a tribute to a time when lead was more important than grapes to the economy of this wild and isolated corner of Catalonia. The... Read more

 

1st Jun 2015

Jefford on Mundane: Palate and Column Fatigue

by Ron Washam

How do you maintain your nose? Your tongue is your most important tool, but whose box do you keep it in? How often do you need a liver transplant? And where do you keep the young migrants from whom you harvest your organs? How do you get orange... Read more

 

25th May 2015

The Unexamined Wine

by Andrea Frost

Sometimes the simplest statements have the most complex meanings, while other times they mean exactly what they say.... Read more

 

11th May 2015

To spray or not to spray?

by Tim Atkin

Thibault Liger-Belair is the last person you’d expect to see in a court of law. He’s friendly, respected and a supremely honest bloke who makes some of the best wines in Nuits Saint Georges as well as Moulin à Vent. And yet appear he will... Read more

 

10th May 2015

Anyone for red Chardonnay?

by The Secret Wine Merchant

There is no doubt that the Great British Public loves wine. After all, they’re regularly accused of abusing themselves with more than two glasses a night but it seems to be the one staple in life where the level of knowledge is at odds with... Read more