August 2005 Archives

Wines from Israel

20 August 2005 - 1:19 PM | Permalink

It was an imaginative choice of venue to hold the first London tasting of 'Wines from Israel' in a hotel immediately opposite the BBC's Broadcasting House in London. As the Langham Hotel was itself a former BBC building in which your Correspondent Lovat Stephen had worked briefly long ago as a BBC Outside Broadcasting producer, it was Old Home Week for him, as he had also spent nearly two years of his wartime army service in Palestine.

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To screw, or not to screw

13 August 2005 - 12:27 PM | Permalink

The subject of Screwcap closures for wine-bottles instead of Corks continues as a perennial topic in the columns of wine-journalists all over the world. Your correspondent Lovat Stephen feels the time must come soon when some agreement will be reached between the competing views.

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