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69 Love Songs

69 Love Songs: last year in review

69 Love Songs.

I had a tot up in an idle moment.

In 2020, I published 69 articles.

1.33 per week, unusually prolific.

Must have had something to do with the pandemic.

Why 69? ‘Twas accidental. Or not.

I bet you haven’t read them all.

Don’t worry, nor have I.

 

But if you want to, here they all are, in publication order. Just click the links to read:

1-10

WOTY 2019: Llopart Original 1887

Luce della Vite from Frescobaldi – Luce 2016

Climate Emergency: Inaction will not be my Epitaph

Millésime BIO 2020: the world’s biggest organic wine fair

Tenuta Sette Cieli: above us only sky

Albarossa from Bricco dei Guazzi in Piemonte

Herbert Hall English Sparkling Brut Rosé 2016

Artesano Organic Malbec/Cab Franc – Argento Redux

2020 AWEsome wines – Free Download

Huia Blanc de Blancs and Marlborough Memories

11-20

Trade up for wine value – how to use vinonomics

Zorzettig – fighting back against Covid-19

Pla de Bages and its unique heritage

Colet Navazos Extra Brut, original and brilliant fizz

IWCA – International Wineries for Climate Action

Brown Sauce – exploring a piquant cultural icon

Bugey on down – explorations in undiscovered France

Chiesa del Carmine – an authentic taste of Umbria

Tedeschi and climate change – the future is at stake

At Jerez, by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

21-30

Rare Champagne grape varieties – this is their story

Hix Oyster and Fish House – in Memoriam

Tuscan Salad: Insalata di Fegatini di Pollo

The Bushes Scream While My Daddy Prunes

Goldilocks. Or, drinking Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Caol Ila. Try a Dram on World Whisky Day

Jerry Cornelius, The Nature of the Catastrophe, Part 1

Jerry Cornelius, The Nature of the Catastrophe, Part 2

Serving Temperature – What’s Ideal For My Wine?

Pedro Ximénez: Discover the Joy of PX

31-40

Senses Working Overtime – how we taste wine

Lockdown Linguine – A Recipe for Social Distancing

MonteRosola, Emerging Tuscan Star

Txakoli: The Drunkard, Zarauz, by Joaquín Sorolla

Lyme Bay Chardonnay 2018 for English Wine Week 2020

Le Pupille – Delicious Summer Drinking

Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs – Book Review

Brunello di Montalcino Terroir: Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015’s

Comité Champagne MOOC, Massive Open Online Course

The Great Vine – the World’s Oldest Grapevine?

41-50

Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

Craft Vinegar from Orkney – Time for an Acid Trip

Millésime BIO 2021 Organic Wine Fair

Malvirà Roero Arneis – Stylish White Wine in Two Guises

Gagliole: Three Authentic Expressions of Tuscany

Porchetta – An Italian Food Classic

Luce della Vita Celebrates its 25th Anniversary 1993-2017

Peter Zemmer, “Giatl” – A Unique Pinot Grigio Riserva

Nadsat and Newspeak – Words for Wine

Litorale Vermentino – Val Delle Rose, Famiglia Cecchi

51-60

Louis Pommery England – English Sparkler, French Twist

Peter Zemmer Riesling and Pinot Noir

Pasión de Bobal Rosado – Last of the Summer Wine

Lightstrike – Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain

Derthona – Solving a Cult Wine Puzzle

Francone – Comparing Two Big Italian Red Classics

Vegetarian Haggis – It’s Not so Offal

International Sherry Week, 2-8 November 2020

Wine Wit and Wisdom – A Brief Interlude

The Sherry Dog – Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

61-69

Specialists: Online Italian Wine in the UK

Moratti – Creating the Champagne of the South?

Mulled Wine: Spice Yourself Up for Christmas 2020

Amaro Montenegro – and a Favourite Quarantini

Christmas 2020 – A Dozen Festive Wines!

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG (Pt.1)

The Wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene (Pt.2)

Philipponnat Champagne Royale Réserve

Rightweighting Glass Wine Bottles

 

Phew!

Suitably eclectic;  22 articles featured Italian wines, four for French, three for the UK and nine Spanish. Also, ten on Sparkling wines. Then seven on food, seven on Climate Emergency, three on other drinks and a cornucopia on a range of wine topics, ranging from wine tasting to art to business. But none about travel, because I didn’t. Some pieces were big, some little. Some attempted the profound, others banal.

Love songs all.

 

Oh, and if you’ve never played the mammoth 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields, perhaps now would be a good time.

 

 

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