Paul Hammond

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Paul Hammond is director at IG Wines.

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Argentinian wine is synonymous with Malbec, the country that turned the fortunes of this grape variety around. So, while Argentinian [...]

1 December
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Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat and it is time to start planning Christmas lunch. While the true meaning of Christmas [...]

17 November
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A decanter is a vessel to pour wine into; these are almost always glass or crystal and decanters come in wonderful shapes and [...]

11 November
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Piedmont translates as “foot of the mountains”, with the Alps to the North and West of the region. Along with Tuscany it [...]

6 November
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This month Dom Perignon released its highly-anticipated 2006 vintage. [...]

28 October
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October is the most awaited month of the year in wine country. Harvest is a most decisive moment in the winemaking process as [...]

13 October
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"This wine is corked" is a statement I hear a lot, used pejoratively to describe any wine with a fault. It’s usually an unfounded [...]

6 October
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Querciabella has a special place in the hearts of wine lovers, yet its wines are a matter of vexation for French ambassadors [...]

1 October
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Those who love Bordeaux will know that the Left Bank is Cabernet Sauvignon territory while the Right Bank is dominated by Merlot. [...]

22 September
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This week we attended a tasting run by one of Bordeaux’s leading negociants, CVBG.  However, it surprisingly featured no Bordeaux [...]

8 September
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Brunello di Montalcino 2010 has already established itself as the greatest Brunello vintage ever. The vintage releases began [...]

1 July
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The old adage goes: “Sow your oats in Bordeaux, retire in Burgundy”. Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world, [...]

24 June
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How do you make sure you pick the right wine when the list looks like an encyclopaedia? Here are some easy tips to bear in mind [...]

13 May
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“En primeur” is Bordeaux’s unique trade structure of purchasing wines as futures, offering the opportunity to invest in [...]

29 April
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