Status: Married - Vicky, children: Jack & Jessica
Time with NYW: Started Noel Young Wines in 1991
Favourite wine: Hard to choose: love Champagne, Rhone wines, Pinot Noir when it's sweet and pure, Riesling. Balanced, oaked Chardonnay, Australian Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre, Gruner Veltliner and Austrian dessert wines. Albarino, Godello and Txakoli
Least favourite: Unripe wines. Unbalanced wines, Late harvested varieties in cool climate areas ie. Shiraz in Tasmania (although some decent ones emerging!)! Much-hyped Bordeaux.
Most annoying thing about wine trade: The lack of adventure in some wine drinkers: we've been drinking so & so's good ordinary Claret for years… and indeed couriers!
Favourite food: Meat in general! Sausages, roasts, top quality Burgers are hugely under-appreciated, also fish such as Turbot, good barbecues, traditional English breakfast, Shellfish especially from Australia, slow cooked lamb, good Mexican, Hot buttered toast and bovril can also be heavenly..
Food & wine: Sparkling Shiraz & barbecued foods. Good off-dry rose with spicy foods, Gruner Veltliner and white meats. Pinot Noir and Grenache with spicy food (chilli). Albarino and meaty fish like Brill, Turbot etc.
Interests: Wine! Beer! Spirits!…my family, Cambridge United FC and sport in general, music, esp. Morrissey,gimp masks, films & classic tv.
Desert island wine: Australian Sparkling Shiraz: I love Champagne and also full bodied spicy reds, especially Shiraz, and it needs to have a bit of alcohol! So Sparkling Shiraz it is, with perhaps Rockford Black, Seppelt Show Reserve, Charles Melton or E&E Black Pepper at the top of the list, and of course now my own Magpie Estate 'The Tight Cluster'!.
Status: Single (partner Fiona)
Time with NYW: Since 1993/4
Favourite wine: Chardonnay, Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Shiraz, fizz.
Least favourite: Blush wines, Rioja (old style), unripe anything, Viognier (just don't like honeysuckle!).
Most annoying thing about wine trade: Couriers, corked wines at 11pm.
Favourite food: Rib of beef, Xmas dinner, glorious Pork, sausages, scallops and proper fish, lamb (esp. BBQ'd), organic chicken.
Food & wine: Riesling is supremely versatile - fish, chicken, lightly spiced, chinese. Chardonnay & Gruner Veltliner with fish & white meats.
Interests: Wine, sport (esp. Golf, football, cricket), films, cooking, reading, travelling, gaming, wildlife, crosswords, dogging.
Favourite links: bbc.co.uk, nywines.co.uk, amazon.co.uk, buy-local.net, justinbieber.com
Desert island wine: Montrachet for it's sheer indulgence and layered mutifaceted flavours and aromas. Also a fair chance of some decent fish on a desert island, not too many cows!
Status: Married - Angharad. Children: Alexander & Sebastian (twins)
Time with NYW: Since 1998
Favourite wine: A tough question... Chard, Ries, fizz (also red fizz and Moscato), Shiraz, Malbec.
Least favourite: Bad Cava, sweet rose, Hunter Semillon.
Most annoying thing about wine trade: Lifestyle shows on television that make us all look like a bunch of efete snobs. The word ' winebuff '.
Favourite food: Homemade bolognese, good burgers, scallops, steaks and glorious bacon.
Food & wine: BBQ meats with a red with bags of sweet fruit.
Interests: Reading (SF&F, military history fiction and non-fiction ) eating out, gambling, sport (footie, cricket, rugby union, horse racing). Codpieces.
Favourite links: avfc.co.uk, donaldrussell.com, ebay.co.uk, wargamer.com, amazon.co.uk, tinder.com
Desert island wine: Fizz and lots of it. The versatility of sparkling booze! Red, white, dry, semi-sweet. Of course if you found another islander with a different kink then Champagne cocktails are great fun too.
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