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Kiss of wine white wines
02
Sep
2021

Kiss of Wine – White wine in a can

Can a can of wine taste good? yes it can, sorry, I know too many cans in a sentence but like it or not it seems that ‘wine in a…

Ned Pinnacle Sauvignon Blanc
28
Aug
2021

Rising to the Pinnacle again

Just a quick shout out for this again and one of my favourite Sauvignon Blanc’s the ‘Ned Pinnacle’ which is unmistakeably a New Zealand Sovee but with a little more…

Long Barn Pinot Noir 2019
16
Aug
2021

Wickhams – Long Barn Pinot Noir

Carrying on from where I left off in the last review we have another excellent offering from the ever reliable Wickhams, this time a very agreeable Pinot Noir. Although Pinot…

La Loupe Grenache Noir, Languedoc
13
Aug
2021

Wickhams – getting in ‘La Loupe’

Up next is another wine from ‘Wickhams’ a small but up and coming independent wine and spirit merchant which from what I’ve discovered so far are offering some pretty decent…

Peter Lehmann Portrait shiraz 2016
11
Aug
2021

Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz – good enough to frame

Been a while since a wine enthralled me like this one did, what an absolute delight it was, even for a Monday night. I grabbed this Barossa Shiraz to bring…

Lidl French Wine Tour 2021
06
Aug
2021

Lidl French Wine Tour 2021 Pt 1

Off we go again with another one of Lidl’s excellent wine tour, this time featuring a selection of French wines to try. During a quick shop I managed to grab…

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
27
Jul
2021

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

Back to the Southern Rhône in this review, been a while since I’ve poured myself a ‘Pope’s new castle’ and rummaging though my rack I came across this bottle ,…

Heritage Wines Semillon 2018
19
Jul
2021

Heritage Wines – Semillon

Semillon, another wine that divides opinion but for me it deserves serious consideration if you want a white wine that is just a little different. Apart from Bordeaux, Semillon is…

Casa Roscoli Primitivo 2020
16
Jul
2021

Casa Roscoli Primitivo

Back to Italy today and before I give you my thoughts on this wine I must give congratulations (through gritted teeth) to the Italian football team for winning the Euro’s,…

The Curator White blend
06
Jul
2021

The Curator

Always nice when you get a recommendation for a wine that turns out to be not exactly what you thought it would be like but surprises you and that’s exactly…

Masi Campofiorin Rosso 2017
02
Jul
2021

Rosso del Veronese

Been a while since my last wine review as I have been away for a few days for a much needed twin break in Hampshire and Dorset respectively, walking, relaxing…

Sorceres Cotes du Roussillon
08
Jun
2021

Les Sorcères Côtes Du Roussillon

Celebrating my 63rd birthday a few days ago (getting closer to my bus pass now !) we opened up some lovely bottles which we shared with family sitting in the…

Garnacha Roble 2018
25
May
2021

Glorious Garnacha

Back to Lidl again and a wine that surprised me ( I do find myself saying this a lot when it comes to this store). In terms of value for…

Peoples Choice wine awards Find my Wines search facility
21
May
2021

People’s Choice Drinks Awards – Find my Wines

Introducing a easy to use Wine Finder facility from the People’s Choice Wine Awards……….. What is the People’s Choice Wine Awards The saying ‘ It does exactly what it says…

Nobody's Hero sauvignon Blanc
19
May
2021

Nobody’s Hero – A Rocking Sovee

Yet another Sovee Bee from New Zealand, this time a intense offering from Marlborough and the Framingham winery, established in 1981. A unique place for both wine and music in…

Pacheco Monastrell & Macerao Orange wineO
12
May
2021

Orange wine & Monastrell revisited

I hosted a Zoom tasting with friends recently in which we opened an Orange wine from Chile and a Monastrell from Spain. Not the first time I’ve tasted Orange wine…

Sharpham dart Valley Reserve
06
May
2021

Wickhams – Sharpham English wines

With English wine week fast approaching (19th -27th June 2021) here we are again talking English wine and these two bottles from the Sharpham Vineyard near the town of Totnes…

Vina Mara Gran Reserva Rioja 2004
26
Apr
2021

Rioja Rocks !

Sunday roast lamb on the menu, so there’s only choice of wine to drink with it and that’s a Rioja but which one ? Rummaging around my rack I came…

Co op Fairtrade wines
21
Apr
2021

Fairtrade – Sovee & Malbec Video Tasting

For the past few weeks my wife and I have participated in a zoom wine tasting with 3 other couples in which we all take it in turn to select…

Von Der land Zweigelt 2019
09
Apr
2021

Von Der Land Zweigelt

Austrian Zweigelt? probably not first on your list when looking for a bottle of red wine but maybe it should be. It’s the most widely planted grape in Austria and…

Comtesse Saint Hilaire Bordeaux
04
Apr
2021

Affordable Bordeaux-Reprise

In my never ending search to find good affordable Claret (easier said than done) my quest recently has resulted in finding at least a couple of decent Bordeaux’s for around…

Maree Nero Di Troia
29
Mar
2021

Soft & silky Maree – Nero di Troia

Been a while since I reviewed an Italian wine and this bottle was like welcoming back an old friend. Warm and fruit forward describes this southern Italian bottle perfectly, this…

Furleigh Estate Chardonnay
20
Mar
2021

Furleigh Estate – English wine at its best – Pt 2

From the first time I tasted a wine from Furleigh Estate I was hooked, the wine in question was their white Pinot Noir at an event a couple of years…

Extreme Bobal 2018
17
Mar
2021

Extreme Bobal

May not be an instantly recognisable Spanish grape variety but Bobal (pronounced Bow-bal) is in fact the most planted grape varietal behind Airén and Tempranillo. Most of the Bobal vines…

Waimea Pinot Gris
14
Mar
2021

Waimea Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, two sides of the same coin coming from the same grape variety but very different in style, Pinot Grigio tends to be typically lighter in style…

Llumi Rosat 2018
11
Mar
2021

Llumi Rosat 2018

You only have to look at the picture to realise that this is going to be very different from your run of the mill Rosé (Rosat in Catalan). This is…

Tsantali Greek Cabernet Sauvignon
08
Mar
2021

Tsantali Cabernet Sauvignon

I’ve been hearing a lot about Greek wine lately and most of it positive and I must say, after tasting this, I can understand why. Greece who proudly grow their…

Torre De Ferro Dao
28
Feb
2021

Lidl Iberian Wine Tour 2021- Pt 4

Coming towards the finale of my ‘Iberian Wine Tour’ reviews with this very agreeable Portuguese Dão and I must say on the whole this has been one of the better…

Celler Alimara Llumi Spanish wines
21
Feb
2021

Celler Alimara – Llumi Blanc & Negre

Off to Catalonia Spain we go to the Terra Alta in the province of Tarragona with two wines from Celler Alimara, the Llumi Blanc and Negre, originating from an area…

Hachon Ribera del Duero 2015
15
Feb
2021

Lidl Iberian Wine Tour 2021 Pt 3

Been looking forward to trying this Hachón Ribera del Duero from the latest Lidl ‘Iberian Wine Tour’ and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality even with…