James Halliday’s articles

Wine review: Gundog Estate

Wine review: Gundog Estate

Lest anyone think Gundog Estate’s proprietor-winemaker Matt Burton is simply teasing us with his release of the three wines profiled here, think again. The foundation of the estate is single varietal/regional wines utilising high quality grapes and...

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1979 Guigal Cotes du Rhone

1979 Guigal Cotes du Rhone

I have 12 vintages of Guigal Cotes du Rhone between 1976 and 2005 in my cellar, wines that are linked by a common history, most obviously the maker and region. Behind those are an article I wrote for my then newspaper, The National Times, in which...

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1978 E. Guigal Gigondas

1978 E. Guigal Gigondas

It may be an apocryphal story, but when I heard it many years ago, I felt a sense of deja vu. The story goes that a venerable member of the English wine trade was asked when did he last confuse a Rhône wine with one from Burgundy? His reply was...

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