The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Month: February 2011

Musar fireworks

Chateau Musar is an utterly unique, beguiling wine from the Lebanon, which could be said to have a cult following in the UK and internationally. Its uniqueness stems, I think, from a perfect combination of old world finesse and restraint, Read more

Pinotage, without a lick of paint

The Morning Claret tends to steer clear of the new world, being a lover of the more classic, restrained styles of wine making. But the other night I was searching around for something to match with a south-east asian influenced Read more

moulin a vent des hospices 2002
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When Beaujolais gets serious

There are several tried and trusted ways to mess with the minds of those less experienced in wine. Treating a supposed Chardonnay hater to a flinty, bone dry Chablis is an old favourite. The revelation that sauternes is a better Read more

beaune 1er cru les coucherias comte senard label
2 minute read

Hilliard’s charms

  Hilliard is a small cafe-bistro, just off Fleet Street. It’s an oasis of quality and personality, amongst Fleet Street’s sea of tiresome chain eateries. I eat lunch there a few times every week, which always brightens up the day. Read more