Author Archives: Paul Tudor MW

Modern Spain – a couple of Friday night treats

2012 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes Priorat DOCa Alvaro Palacios 14.5% Deep colour, raspberry jam and dried herb aromas, roast coffee overtones. A relatively simple, unevolved wine, with chunky, firm tannins, yet a fine, fresh finish.Es Lo Que Hay Garnacha Vinas … Continue reading

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Brunch review – Geeks on Sainsbury

Geeks has been here for a long time, but we have only recently got around to testing it out. Geeks obviously benefit from Crave’s presence a couple of blocks away, no doubt gets some of their overflow, but also helping … Continue reading

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Remnants from Rio

One of the questions I got asked most often was “How was the wine?” But in truth I didn’t drink a single glass in the four days we were in Rio. It is actually quite difficult to get around Rio … Continue reading

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Perfect Mike Hosking

Text of yesterday’s decision by the TVNZ Complaints Committee follows: 11 September 2014 (on TVNZ letterhead) Dear Paul Tudor Further to your email received 14 August I wish to advise the Complaints Committee has completed its enquiry into your formal … Continue reading

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The Cricketing Gods Love Wine

With all the shock and awe that has arisen from the publication of Nicky Hager’s book, Dirty Politics (it is a really good read, by the way, extraordinarily crafted given the very short turnaround time) some people may have forgotten … Continue reading

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Churton 2012 Marlborough Petit Manseng 9%

From New Zealand’s best Viognier producer comes this, New Zealand’s finest Petit Manseng. Funky, honeysuckle nose, hints of baked apple, honey, grapefruit skin, this is sweet, lush, with a slight phenolic kick on the end. And sorry, sorry, sorry Churton, … Continue reading

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Cotswold Gold (Galbraiths)

Many thanks to my conspirator – third time lucky, finally, finally Galbraiths had Cotswald on tap tonight and a pint was in the offing. Cotswald is a really interesting, light, fresh, dangerous ale, seeming a little heftier than it’s supposed … Continue reading

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