Dates for your diary
Published:  18 April, 2008

April 23 St George's Day

April 23 International Wine

Challenge - Discovery Tasting, Barbican Centre, London


April 23 English Wine Producers' Annual Trade & Press Tasting, Lord's  cricket



April 23 Bibendum Annual Bordeaux Tasting, Lord's




April 28 Wine Australia - Landmark Australia Masterclass, Australia House, London


April 29 Italy's Alto Adige

at Altitude, Altitude Broadcasting & Corporate Studios, Millbank, London


April 29 A Tutored Tasting

of Rare Rioja Wines 1986

to 1972, Hesperia Hotel,

London (bensonwines@connecting

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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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