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42 – Life, the Universe and Everything

In 2021, Wine Alchemy published 42 new articles.

Q: Why 42?

A: Well, it’s the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.*

I bet you still haven’t read them all. Who would? But just in case you wanted to, here they all are, in order of publication. Just click the links.


Tourelles Cinsault – a wine for our times, WOTY 2020

69 Love Songs

Clos du Réas and the Best Birthday Present. Ever!

SP68 Rosso by Arianna Occhipinti. Serious Fun!

Le Black Label by Champagne Lanson – Be My Valentine?

SWGB: sustainability and using glass wine bottles

Blanquette de Limoux from Domaine Delmas

International Drinks days – a Calendar in progress

Bulk wines uses British glass wine bottles optimally

Black Bee Honey from Sicily – tasting with cheeses


Tintillia – drinking the Hilltop Grape of Molise

Oxney Organic Estate Rosé, English Sparkling Wine

Passorosso – the quintessential Etna Rosso

Glass facts – a pick ‘n’ mix collection

New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia – Book Review

Cantina Tramin and their path to Alpine wines

Pojer e Sandri Merlino – an Italian Unicorn

Chiaretto di Bardolino – Anteprima 2021

Roero – red and white wines in my glass

Ushas – Rosenmuskateller and visions of the Divine


Spanish Whites – six great examples

Spanish Reds – six great examples

Summer Pudding – a classic desert

Custoza celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary

The knot of love and Custoza DOC wines

Wine Faults and Flaws: A Practical Guide. Book Review

Le Feu, Savoie’s greatest wine – for Dominique Belluard

Slow Wine Coalition – Good, Clean and Fair Wine

Le Fornaci – an exciting white wine from Tommasi

Le Fraghe – a delightful Bardolino, any time


Sparkling alternatives to Champagne

Tommasi: two terrace classics. Amarone and Ripasso

Nascetta, Part 1 – welcome to Novello

Susumaniello by A.Mano – the Donkey of Puglia

Nas-cëtta, Part 2 – twelve Novello producers and their wines

Gin, the Ultimate Companion – New Book Review

Xinomavro – Celebrating International Xinomavro day

Bentu Luna is where the old ways are new again

Off the beaten track – some lesser-known Italian wines

Christmas 2021 – a dozen delights

41 & 42

Lincolnshire is a wine-producing county too

Gon Out Backson Bisy Backson

Some articles were big, some were little, and some were somewhere in the middle and just about right. Some attempted to be profound; others were banal, some managed both at the same time. It’s a lot like life. Enjoy!

*The full explanation is given here. 

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