Tag: Waitrose

Tomich Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2020
28
Sep
2021

Tomich Hill Sauvignon Blanc

It didn’t take long for another Sovee Bee to surface, and this time it’s not from Marlborough but from Australia’s, Adelaide Hills. A cool climate region with its share of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

NZ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc
13
Jan
2021

Not Sauvignon Blanc again !

As popular as it is I still occasionally hear people moaning about Sauvignon Blanc, I’ve even heard some call it ‘Sauvignon Plonk’. For me, I like **Sovee Bee, not as…

Battle of the Chardonnays
07
Dec
2020

Chardonnay – Two contrasting styles

Still regarded as one of the most popular wines in the world, Chardonnay has gone through some rocky times, remember the 1990’s when over oaked Chards were everywhere. Well, times…

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…

Ned Pinnacle Sauvignon Blanc
22
Nov
2020

Rising to the Pinnacle

I find Sauvignon Blanc such a hard drink to review, sometimes I think, oh no, not another Sovee Bee, not that I don’t enjoy it but sometimes it can get…

17 Trees Shiraz DeBortoli
04
Nov
2020

What a difference a day makes

Australian producer De Bortoli has launched a range of three sustainably produced wines under the label ’17 Trees’ including a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Shiraz, these are Organic and vegan…

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…

Ridgeview Sparkling wine
13
Sep
2020

Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV

Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the wine, well today it does as I had a double header turn up in the form of a wonderful bottle of Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV sparkling…

Sorcova Pinot Noir
24
Jul
2020

Sorcova Pinot Noir

There seems to be a bit of a theme at the moment in my posts about cheap wine and this review is no different, the fact is there is some…

Old Vine Grenache 2019
09
Jul
2020

Take a trip down this ‘Summer Road’

Every now and then a wine comes along that makes you sit up and take notice and that’s exactly what happened when I opened up this Aussie Old vine Grenache….

Tierra Sagrada White wine
03
Jul
2020

Tierra Sagrada Organic wine

The rise and popularity of organic wine seems to be on the increase , especially in the EU countries with the likes of France and Spain leading the way producing…

Simpsons Chardonnay
16
Jun
2020

English wine at its best

I must admit whenever I have the chance to taste English wine I am constantly surprised (although I shouldn’t be) at how good the quality is. Whether it be still…

Villa Cafaggio Chianti 2016
07
Jun
2020

Chianti in the rain

Things didn’t quite go to plan when having a small family get together, didn’t imagine sitting in my sons garden, winter coat on under a gazebo which was being blown…

Kilikanoon Grenache 2018
07
May
2020

Kilikanoon – Mouthful of summer fruits

Another winner from Waitrose with this succulent Rhône blend comes the Kilikanoon from South Australia, apart from being a bit of a tongue twister (especially after a few glasses) this…

Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
27
Apr
2020

Craggy Range Sovee Bee 2019

Still warm here in the UK so chilled drinks are order of the day, Sauvignon Blanc makes another appearance and this is a particularly good one if you like a…

Washington state Merlot
24
Apr
2020

Between the Vines Merlot

Merlot, probably one of the most popular red wines in the world with Merlot mania hitting its height in the 1990’s especially in America but then in 2004 came the…

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 208
17
Apr
2020

De Grendel Sovee 2018 revisited

Had to highlight this lovely South African Sovee, after tasting it again recently, beautifully expressive and elegant, one that will definitely be a repeat buy for me, Sauvignon Blanc at…

Altano Douro red wine
28
Mar
2020

Altano Organic red 2016 (Douro)

From the rugged and beautifully wild region of North Portugal along the banks of the Douro river comes this Altano Organic red produced by the Symington Family Estates who own…

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…

05
Jan
2020

A new decade and my first 2020 review

A very happy new year to you all and welcome to my first post of 2020. With the madness of the Christmas festivities and overindulgence that goes with it out…

26
Sep
2019

Ian Botham Wines, 2nd Test

As I’ve said in an earlier review of celebrity endorsed wines I’m always a bit sceptical but I must say in this case that scepticism is unfounded, the Botham range…

07
Aug
2019

Two dynamic summer whites

I have to bring to your attention two white wines which I have enjoyed during our recent spell of hot weather. To start with I revisited a Vinho Verde from…

18
May
2019

Sherry – Sunshine in a glass

What springs to mind when Sherry is mentioned, my guess is memories of that bottle that sits in the sideboard for years only brought out a Christmas when your grandmother…

Bardolino
27
Apr
2019

Light,cheerful & chilled

Fancy a nice white or Rosé ? it may be perfect for those summer evenings sitting in the garden with the sun shining but have you considered a light red…

Luigi Bosca & Catena
02
Apr
2019

Battle of the Malbecs

“Ladies and Gentleman for tonight’s main event, a head to head contest featuring two Argentinian Malbecs sponsored by Waitrose. In the blue corner and weighing in at 75cl from the…

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
10
Feb
2019

Stunning South African ‘Sovee Bee’

Regular readers will know I rate wine with a simple Cork rating and back in September 2018 after a long while searching for my first 9/10 corks I tried a…