Category: French Wine

Les Hauts de Saint Martin - Saint Chinian
22
Oct
2021

Heavenly Saint Chinian

If you feel the need to pop into a high street supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine as I did during a short break away you can do…

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…

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 tours, 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 ,…

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…

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…

Chateau Maris 2017
02
Dec
2020

Château Maris 2017

Seems like everything these days is falling into the ‘trendy’ camp of being organic or biodynamic and this wine covers both, made by Robert Eden, vintner and co-owner of Château…

Pascal Jolivet Sauvignon Blanc
04
Oct
2020

Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sovee

Back to France and the Loire Valley with this very pleasant Sovee from the house and estate of Pascal Jolivet which was founded in 1987, centered around 120 acres of…

Chateau Buisson Redon 2016
06
Aug
2020

The hunt for good quality affordable Bordeaux

Good quality affordable Bordeaux, does it exist? can you find it on the high street? and can you find a bottle that you don’t need to take out a mortgage…

Laurent Miquel Rosé wine
27
Jun
2020

Rosé wine – for summer sipping or is it?

Been spoilt a bit recently with some very nice Rosé wine, especially in this mini heatwave. There’s just something about sipping the pink stuff when the temperature is soaring. Now…

Whispering Angel 2019 rosé
22
Apr
2020

Whispering Angel 2019

It’s that time of year again when rosé starts to make an appearance and what better way to kick of the pink season than with this wonderful bottle of Whispering…

Mar de Frades Albarino 2018
06
Apr
2020

The sun is out, the sky… so are these white wines !

Us Brits are a funny lot, just into April, the sun comes out, the temperature rises a few degrees, suddenly garden furniture comes out , Gazebo’s are erected, barbecues are…

14
Nov
2019

An evening tasting ‘Cellier des Dauphins’ wines

On the 13th November 2019 I found myself in a what is described as a ‘rustic convivial’ French style restaurant called Noize set in the Fitzrovia region of London. Courtesy…

23
Aug
2018

Champagne Road Trip 2018

‘Come quickly, I’m tasting stars’ exclaimed the Benedictine Monk Dom Pérignon, when talking about the worlds most celebrated fizzy drink Champagne and to be honest, I don’t think he was…

14
May
2018

Stone, Vine & Sun – Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2018

If you like and want to know more about wine the best way is to try as many as you can and what better way of doing it without breaking…

31
Mar
2018

Majestic Amersham Spring Showcase 2018

Majestic Amersham were holding a Spring showcase tasting in their plush new store on the 3oth April, so I thought on a cold rainy night, what better way is there…

27
Mar
2018

Les 3 Lys Crozes Hermitage 2011

Rarely happens, especially midweek but when it does, I think, who am I to argue. I’m talking about when you pour yourself a glass of water with dinner and the…

31
Jul
2017

Les Hauts Castelmaure Corbieres 2009

Rummaging through my wines I came across this Corbieres which I must have bought a few years ago and forgotten about so, I thought it’s about time I opened it….