Neil Bennett

(Contributor)

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Yes, Yes, Christmas is a time for giving. But it is also a time for a decent glass of wine or two and sharing them with friends [...]

21 December
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Three years ago, when I was just starting out with this column, I boldly predicted the rise of prosecco in the hearts of the [...]

10 November
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Lord Rose of Monewden knows how to do things in style. In the space of a 45-year business career he managed to navigate his way [...]

9 November
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France has always been a nation of revolutionaries, whether they are political ones like Robespierre and Danton, scientists such [...]

4 October
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Sometime later this summer, when I have ploughed my way through another 100 pages of paperwork and weaved through a bewildering [...]

2 August
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Viognier is one of my favourite summer whites and one that grows on me with every bottle. It has a complexity, a range of floral [...]

2 August
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My good friend Pierre Emanuel Taittinger has decided to buy a tract of Kentish orchard, grub it up, plant vines and join the [...]

29 April
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Feel depressed about the US presidential election? Need a stiff glass of something to steel yourself against the carnival of [...]

29 April
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If I were to choose an acronym to promote my luxury product, WMD wouldn't be my first choice. It’s hardly redolent of balmy [...]

13 April
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It struck me as I was deciding where to invest my modest 2016 wine budget, that Spanish wine is an absolute bargain, at every [...]

2 March
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The other day I was invited to a friend’s birthday party where the wine was given star billing. It was a Santenay 2012 and [...]

13 November
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A burly man is trying to force me to eat an oyster. Beside me, a group of fancy dress Caesars are jostling with a herd of pantomime [...]

21 September
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I had a long weekend recently in Florence, cautiously reacquainting myself with the pleasures and pitfalls of Tuscan wine – [...]

2 July
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I recently had a Big Birthday, my half century in fact, so you can imagine I took excessive care with the wine list when some [...]

4 June
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Easter is almost upon us, which means it’s time to put away those hearty reds that have kept us warm through the long winter [...]

2 April
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