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What we’ve been drinking over Christmas..

xmaswines.JPGSome good bottles …actually some great bottles …were done justice to this Christmas, and theres still New Year to come. Highlights: La Gitana Manzanilla, my favourite sherry bought for me by Jude from Spain – cant buy it here unfortunately as the french don’t seem to acknowledge the existence of sherry; Vatican La Sixtine, rich white CnduP, the perfect foil for Christmas day guinea fowl and Bonnefond’s 2005 Cote Rotie still a bit tight but delicious nonetheless with the civet de biche (female venison) on Christmas Eve; a great lime zesty and honey Zind Humbrecht 2002 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl, very moreish and popular with the boxing day cold spread; and finally a Christmas pudding in a glass – the Warre’s 1977 vintage port immaculately stored in Emmanuel college’s wine cellars. Still a few glasses left in the decanter. Cheers!



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