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St Hallett Poacher’s Blend, 2007, Barossa Valley, Australia

St Hallett Poacher’s Blend, 2007, Barossa Valley, Australia

Three grapes Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. All of which you can detect in the wine. Individually. Which is a criticism as the wine was notRead More

Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Bordeaux, France

Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Bordeaux, France

Wine Tasting Note: Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France Available from Bordeaux-Undiscovered [more] for £6.75 (normally £9.64) The Semillon really comes though on the noseRead More

A dish for Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

A dish for Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

This is adapted from a Giorgio Locatelli recipe from the May 2008 issue of Delicious Magazine. The original is rather convoluted and excessive in its useRead More

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

It seems an anathema mentioning own-label and Fortnums in the same sentence. You really can’t get any more up-market than the famous London department store butRead More

Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand.Listed by Sainsbury’s for £6.99. Someone mumbled sweet pea – didn’t get that myself but the usualRead More

Sauvignon Blanc and Cheese

Sauvignon Blanc and Cheese

There are going to be detractors of course but really the ONLY wine to have with cheese is a decent Sauvignon Blanc. I’m not fussed ifRead More

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Wine Tasting Note: The Society’s Australian Semillon-Sauvignon-Blanc, 2006, Western Australia. Wine Society Own Label £6.50 I dunno; this was nice enough – perfectly drinkable form oneRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note:Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile Bugger knows where this bottle came from; a shame as it is really ratherRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. These were days of few fences,Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Fern Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, South Island, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Fern Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, South Island, New Zealand

It’s warm. By golly it feels like summer has arrived early! It probably won’t last, forever the pessimist me. Wine thoughts though turn to crisp, coolRead More

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