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Biodynamics with Alex Pfluger

September 16, 2017

Within Germany’s 102,000 hectares of vineyards a mere handful are certified organic and 50 hectares of those are in the hands of the delightful Alex Pfluger. Alex only took over the reins of the family estate in 2010 following his studies at Geisenheim and spells in Burgundy, California and Australia, but he has already . . . .

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Biodynamics with Alex Pfluger


Challenge Chris: Wine matching with Paul Fulford

August 09, 2017

The life of a vintner can be a lonely, frustrating experience but, just occasionally, it throws up the sort of opportunity that makes the whole thing worthwhile.

So it was that, in the company of food and drink writer and Birmingham legend, Paul Fulford, I set about one of the toughest food and wine matching challenges to date in the beautiful surroundings of Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row

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Challenge Chris: Wine matching with Paul Fulford


Afskop Week 5:- Louisvale

July 03, 2017

For the final week we look at Louisvale, and will be opening their Stone Road Sauvignon Blanc and the newly arrived sparkling MCC Brut Chardonnay-

“We have a particular soft spot for Louisvale as it was our introduction to them 12 months ago and the subsequent success that their wines have enjoyed that encouraged this project in the first instance.

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Afskop Week 5:- Louisvale


Afskop!- Week 4: Vrede en Lust

June 26, 2017

Week 4 and we’re on to Vrede en Lust, with two lovely blends the Cotes de Savoye and White Mischief open from Thursday:

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Afskop!- Week 4: Vrede en Lust


Afskop! Week 3- Longridge Wines

June 20, 2017

For week 3 we’re focusing on Longridge:

“With a series of awards and a trophy cupboard which, it’s fair to say, is more along the lines of Barcelona than Birmingham City this is a truly impressive line-up. Stars of the show were the ridiculously pretty, The Emily, a Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend that just cries out to be drunk, a delicate, beautifully balanced 2015 Chardonnay, the truly exceptional, Bordeaux style, Eklipika 2014 – widely regarded as one of the country’s finest reds and, for me the real surprise – Pinotage 2015 – it’s Pinotage Jim but not as we know it;...

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Afskop! Week 3- Longridge Wines


The South African odyssey concludes – not with a bang but with a Wimpy

March 06, 2017

After 2 weeks in what could very well lay claim to being the world’s most beautiful wine area, Sunday morning dawns over a cold, wet Moseley as a sharp reminder that the hard work to build a customer base for a range of wines that is, without question, the most exciting and well-priced of any that I have encountered in 37 years, is about to start.

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The South African odyssey concludes – not with a bang but with a Wimpy



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