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.