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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Alan - write to ... well.It was supposed to be claret for a bishop, port for a rector, currant for a curate and gin for the clerk. When people drank, it was to consume alcohol, not quench thirst. So in the 1800s, port and sherry was more popular than still wine. Actually sack, Malmsey, Canaries, Maderaes, Alicants, etc.Check out the tax and cus... Read More

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  • Château Junayme Canon-Fronsac 1995


    I bought this bottle of wine for only £1 [although I did also have to pay a ... bad example of a right bank claret from a 'petit chateau' in one of the less fashionable appellations although I wonder what this would have tasted like in its younger day Read More

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  • Thanks, EMARK, the St. Emilion  claret checks out especially nicely :) Read More

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  • Riesling, sherry, and claret, most likely. Those are what Queen Victoria liked.And according to some, that was the golden age of wine. Gladstone reduced tarriffs on wine in the mid 1800s, hoping to turn Brits into wine lovers and not beer lovers or even worse, gin fanatics. In the late 1800s gin was like crack in the 1980s and 90s. Eventually, t... Read More

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  • Classified growth claret and tete de cuvee champers from the major houses would be a safe bet. Also plenty of port and some Madeira after dinner. Maybe still some Rhein & Mosel whites, though those were more popular in the previous century.  How about cocktails?Are you writing fiction, or non-fiction? And what class/type of individuals, conserva... Read More

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  • Alan, you appear to be working on an interesting project, and you have posed an ... an ... referenced "claret."  "Claret" is the term commonly used in England for red wines from the Bordeaux region of France, and, yes, they would have definitely been popular in the 1930s..The "Classified Growth" description refers to a "ranking" of Bordeaux wi... Read More

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  • Hello,I am a writer working on a historical piece, and wondered if anyone had any ideas about what fine wines and champagnes Londoners would have been drinking in the late 1930s. Surprisingly hard to find!Thanks,Alan Read More

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  • Chateau Laroque Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2010


    I was given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it ... ... example of a right bank claret and Wine Spectator magazine gave it 91 of their poin Read More

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  • I paid £20 for three bottles of Chateau de Francs 2009 [ ... example of what a right bank claret should be like,full-bodied,plenty of fruit,and soft tannins although it is a 'petit chateau' in a less fashionable appellation.This was certainly good value for money Read More

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  • Chateau de Francs Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2009


    I bought three bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... of what a good right bank claret should be.I am not the only one with a high opinion of this wine because it got a gold medal at the 2011 Concours de Bordeau Read More

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