Diplomaticos 30th Anniversary PCC Cigars: Seriously Good to Stunning

Before Ken Gargett smoked a Diplomaticos 30th Anniversary PCC Cigars, he asked for some thoughts. The responses ran the gauntlet from seriously good to stunning.

Champagne Devaux: Seriously Good Wines

Champagne Devaux blends are not predetermined and the non-vintage wines see a high proportion of reserve wines. The majority of the reserve wines are aged in oak vats while they also incorporate the solera process. Time on lees far outstrips many of their competitors.

Wine of the Year 2022 as Tasted by Ken Gargett – Reprise

Ken Gargett caught up with Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago at the Penfolds Melbourne Recorking Clinic. And he had the opportunity to taste a few very special wines, one of which is his 2022 wine of the year.

Presenting ‘Making Time’: The Greatest Watch Film Ever Made (In My Extremely Biased Opinion) – Reprise

Describing ‘Making Time’ as “the greatest watch film ever made” is a pretty bold claim, especially as it’s a film about people rather than watches. But you can judge if Ian Skellern’s headline is hyperbolic for yourself.

Old (Very Old) Vintage Bordeaux Tasting: Time Traveling with Decadence

“Time traveling with decadence”. That’s the perfect description of the incredible extravaganza known as the annual tasting in Scandinavia, which saw an absolute deluge of amazing wines, so many of them a century old, give or take.

It’s ‘Champagne Day’ with Krug: Pop the Cork and Cheers!

Held on the fourth Friday of October – in 2023, the 27th of October – Champagne Day was originally established in 2009 by Californian wine educator, Chris Oggenfus, and has taken off, with events around the world. You might be like Ken Gargett and have wondered why we need an official Champagne Day. Surely, every day is perfect for champagne?

Asaka Aoi Edition Single Cask: A Japanese Single Malt Whisky Worth Looking At – Reprise

Normally Ken Gargett would not highlight a retailer/supplier, but Dekanta offers special limited edition Japanese whiskies as well as many of the harder-to-find bottlings. And he does think this Asaka Aoi Edition Single Cask is a very fine whisky and definitely worth a look.

Yamazaki 12-Year-Old Japanese Whisky: Why Pricing has Gone Through the Roof – Reprise

Yamazaki 12-Year-Old from Japan is a whisky that Ken Gargett has loved every time he has had the chance to try it. The bottle he sampled for this piece was actually one from the back of his cupboard, which he has been sitting on for far too long. When a mate saw it, he implored him not to open it. But Ken of course did and shares the experience with us here.

Functions and indications of the George Daniels Space Travellers' watch

Equation of Time (EoT): What is It and What’s the Attraction? – Reprise

In its simplest form, the equation of time is defined as the difference between the time displayed by the position of the sun (as by a sundial) and the mean time displayed by any modern clock or watch. But that’s just the beginning. Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains more.

Bathys Hawaii Cesium-133

Measuring the Time Between the Seconds: The Truth Behind High-Frequency Movements – Reprise

Marketing material for the modern mechanical watch almost always includes a description of the movement’s frequency. You may have even sensed that the higher the frequency, the more accurate a movement gets. But is this entirely true? Find out here.