Sainsbury’s – an apology with regard to the Bollinger deal debacle

Sainsbury’s – an apology with regard to the Bollinger deal debacle

The original piece concerned – published on Saturday 5th April in Weekend Magazine. NV Bollinger, Special Cuvée, Champagne, France (£42.49, reduced to £25.00, until 8 April, Sainsbury’s). I am always on ‘Bolly-watch’ – sniffing out impossibly low prices for this imperial Champagne – and this […]

Please Don’t Shoot The Messenger!

Please Don’t Shoot The Messenger!

The NV Bollinger deal (£42.49, reduced to £25.00, until 8th April) which I have highlighted in my column today (5th April), is apparently not being honoured by Sainsbury’s. I can only apologise about this.   I am sure that this will have frustrated a lot of people […]

2012 Littorai, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California

2012 Littorai, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California

2012 Littorai, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California (£36.99, www.thewinereserve.co.uk; £38.50, www.winedirect.co.uk; £37.40, www.farrvintners.com; £46.70, Hedonism Wines tel. 020 7290 7870).  The three website merchants listed would like to sell you a case of wine at the keen prices listed while Hedonism stocks this wine by […]

2002 Salon and 2002 Bollinger R.D. – first impressions of the two iconic faces of Champagne

2002 Salon and 2002 Bollinger R.D. – first impressions of the two iconic faces of Champagne

2002 Bollinger R.D. – 2002 is the fiftieth anniversary of Bollinger’s staggering tour de force R.D.  The bottle that I tasted was disgorged on 19 Sept 2013 (very much in keeping with its mantra of Récemment Dégorgé or Recently Disgorged).  The freshness versus development axis […]