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Montes Cherub Rosé, 2008, Colchagua, Chile

Montes Cherub Rosé, 2008, Colchagua, Chile

Are not rosé wines supposed to be fun, simplistic, trivial, gluggers? Their continued popularity is for just this reason – nothing too complicated, easy to drinkRead More

A Choice of Two Reds

A Choice of Two Reds

What I should have been concerned with was folding the pastry up and over to retain the heavily (overly!) mounded filling. Instead my concerns rested withRead More

Sparkling Shiraz and Food

Sparkling Shiraz and Food

It was all the rage a couple of years ago for sparkling red wines to be served with Christmas dinner; no idea if you were allowedRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, CaliforniaAvailable from Waitrose for £9.99 What this wine has with Italy is anyones guess. This blend isRead More

Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Two burgers. A little posh perhaps being Tesco’s finest (beef with sun-dried tomatoes), but nothing you could call gourmet. Each is sandwiched between two slices ofRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

I dive into Oddbins as the splatter of rain develops a into a head-stinging hail storm. It is not going to pass quickly. With half aRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Four Sisters is the creation of Trevor Mast, owner and winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran, world famous for its Langi. One year his four daughters createdRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Shiraz, 2003, Western Cape, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Shiraz, 2003, Western Cape, South Africa.

Late Friday. Only one thing will save us now – red wine and cheese on toast. Not the heights of culinary creativity but with a mobRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

A hearty meal was called for tonight; something warming, unfancy and wholesome; a Shepard’s pie seemed ideal. Fine mince lamb, chopped onion, a few herbs andRead More

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

“Mitchelton is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River in the heart of Central Victoria. Thirty five years of meticulous attention to viticulture and winemakingRead More

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