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Six awesome ‘second label’ wines made by world class wineries

Daily Mail Article

Famous companies making ‘second label’ or ‘diffusion brand’ wines – they all offer great value and incredible expertise in every glass.  This is a very smart way of drinking elite wine for a reasonable spend! 2013 Willing Participant, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (£11.99, Waitrose).  This delightful Pinot Noir is made for Waitrose by […]

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2012 Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay Syrah, New Zealand

MoneyWeek Article

2012 Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay Syrah, New Zealand (£14.99, North & South Wines tel. 020 7228 2431, Oz Wines tel. 0845 450 1261, Planet of the Grapes tel. 020 7405 4912, Wined Up Here tel. 020 8549 6622, The Old Bridge Wine Shop tel. 01480 458 410, Bentley’s Wine Merchants tel. 01584 875520, Latitude Wines […]

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Five incredible sweet wines of varying sugar intensity and a glorious BTL claret

Daily Mail Article

With orange-inspired recipes in this week’s food pages here are some appropriate wines followed by a hearty BTL red. 2010 Château Les Sablines, Monbazillac, South West France (£8.99, 50cl bottle, Waitrose). There is staggering class in this mandarin-scented, silkily textured, sweet white wine. The Les Sablines estate makes world-renowned, yet affordable wines, in the same style […]

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My Weekend Magazine Christmas Wine Special – unedited and full stockist list!

Daily Mail Article

 BUMPER CHRISTMAS WINE SELECTION IN WEEKEND MAGAZINE Here are my favourite Christmas wines for 2013.  Splash out and spoil yourself on these beauties.  More sweet wines and also my favourite fortified wines follow next week. Sparkling &Champagne NV Marie Demets, Brut, Champagne, France (£285.00 per case of 12 bottles with free delivery UK mainland (£23.75 […]

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2012 Jules Taylor, Grüner Veltliner, Marlborough, New Zealand

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2012 Jules Taylor, Grüner Veltliner, Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.95, Uncorked tel. 020 7638 5998 & www.uncorked.co.uk; Handford tel. 020 7589 6113 & www.handford.net).  I was asked to present a flight of New Zealand and Austrian Grüners at an aromatic symposium in Nelson (South Island of NZ), earlier this year, to a gathering of the world’s […]

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