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

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2012 Trinity Hill, Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand (£17.99, www.slurp.co.uk; £19.95, Park + Bridge tel. 020 8993 0261, £18.92, Exel Wines tel. 01738 493535).  The Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association is a very well organised body.  Every year they send me a mixed case of wines from this unique wine region, situated on the […]

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Five wines under a tenner and a rare sweet Sauvignon Blanc

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This is an eclectic series of wines with deft food-matching skills for the Grills recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Ned, Noble Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£12.99, half bottle, Majestic).  There are very few sweet Sauvignons on the shelves because this grape is more famous in dry form (see Hartley’s Block below), […]

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Thrilling wines this week including a heroic magnum for an Easter feast!

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Thrilling wines this week and a heroic magnum for a massive Easter feast as well!  The recipes mentioned come from Weekend Magazine’s Tom Kerridge feature. 2009 Château Brande-Bergère, Cuvée O’Byrne Vieilles Vignes, Bordeaux, France (£15.00, reduced to £13.95 by the case & £33.00 for a magnum, Huntsworth Wine tel. 020 7229 1602).  This glorious, distinguished […]

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Six amazing wines this week including a knockout rosé deal

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I have a host of fascinating wines this week, some of which go with Tom Kerridge’s gorgeous dishes which are featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2014 Château de Sours Rosé, Bordeaux, France (£8.94, until 18 March, www.privatecellar.co.uk & tel. 01353 977 997).  The most famous and delicious rosé in Bordeaux is simply stunning in 2014 […]

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A very rare sighting of a wine box this week!

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A very rare sighting of a wine box this week! 2012 Pablo, Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain (£9.99, The Market Square East Grinstead tel. 01342 300355).  The depth of flavour that old vines bring to a wine is incredible and these Garnacha vines are up to 100 years old. The colour is rich and dark, […]

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