Tag: France

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…

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…

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…

Selection of 4 wines
20
Jan
2020

A Mixed Bunch

Here’s a short selection of a mixed bunch of wines I’ve been drinking over the last week or so, some very good and one I couldn’t quite make up my…

Waitrose Provence rosé wine
20
Oct
2018

Rosé, not just for summer, not just for necking.

Times, they are a changing in the world of rosé wine. The image of it being a young persons pre-drink of choice before going out on a Saturday night bender…

Les Nivieres Cabernet Franc
13
Oct
2018

‘Les Nivières’ Cabernet Franc Saumur 2016

This ‘Les Nivières’ French beauty which comes from the banks of the Loire in the castle town of Saumur is a fresh, vibrant Cabernet Franc and I must say it’s…

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…

09
May
2018

Cheap and Cheerful – Calais Wine Superstore & Majestic

Fancy some cheap and I mean really cheap wine? then take a trip to the Calais and hit the numerous wine outlets where you will find hundreds of bottles at…

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….