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    Benjamin Darnault Pique Nique Rose 2013

    It’s been sunny in England.  Not just sunny for England, but properly sunny, with temperatures up in to the 80′s.  This has had predictable consequences.  People who should know better have been outside in ill-fitting PE kit without applying sunscreen.  There’s acres of pink ...

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    10 Best Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines to Buy Now + Surprising Facts about Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the most southern and important quality-driven appellation in the southern Rhone Valley. You’ll find my top 10 Chateauneuf-du-Pape reviews and ratings here. Surprising Facts about Chateauneuf-du-Pape: The history of Chateauneuf-du-Pape can be trac...

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      Approachable Value Wines from Arrogant Frog

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      Approachable Value Wines from Arrogant Frog

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      ldi Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie 2013

      … good value at their price pints, so I did have some sneaky hopes.  I have largely happy memories of cycling along the Loire and stopping for wine along the way, so I have a soft spot for the cooler climate wines from the region. The hopes won out.  This Muscadet was bright as a button, fresh smelling, fresh tasting, with oodles of acid…

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      Benjamin Darnault Pique Nique Rose 2013

      … in the mood for rose.  I do love a pink wine, and in shorts weather I can convince other people that a glass of rose is a great idea. We had this Benjamin Darnault Pique Nique Rose 2012 from Naked Wines whilst sitting out in the garden.  It was a pale, orangey pink, the type that the nice ladies on make up counters might call apricot…

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      Classy Chardonnay from the South of France

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      France to ICANN: You can’t!

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