The Fine Wine Column

Château Margaux â€" A Glimpse Behind the Curtain with Paul Pontallier

Slurp was among a privileged few young ‘movers and shakers’ invited to an amazing event at London’s Trinity House in February 2012. The occasion - without precedent for a Bordeaux First Growth ...

Château Haut-Brion Vertical â€" 1995 to 2008

It is not every day that you get to try a First Growth vertical, and certainly not in such charming company as Serena Sutcliffe MW. But on 15th June 2012 there I was at the Decanter Masterclass surro...

The Day 'His Lairdship' Came to Visit

The story of how Slurp met a legend in the making....

A Château Angélus Vertical

The Château Angélus master class organised by Decanter magazine in November 2009 was well attended......

A Lunch with Paul Draper-Winemaker at Ridge Vineyards on 24th November 2009

A Lunch with Paul Draper: Winemaker at Ridge Vineyards on 24th November 2009...

How Long Does White Burgundy Really Last?

I spent an evening in the company of the Wine and Dine Society......

A French Aristocrat and an Aussie Pretender

This little taste off (conducted blind as far as my guests were concerned)......

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 21st February 2009

There was no sign of a downturn in the fine wine market at the London Decanter Fine Encounter......

Jancis Robinson versus Robert Parker -- a Slurp Taste Off!

Review note by Slurp fan Dr Jeremy Howard......

1990 in the Sunshine - (May 2008)

Tasting note from Dr Jeremy Howard. Two friends and I decided to use the unseasonable May weather to try some Left Bank Bordeaux 1990s......