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Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

Daily Mail Article

Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer).  The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice.  It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, […]

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Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

Daily Mail Article

Six remarkable wines this week with a few that are matched to Janet Street-Porter’s quirky recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Gum, Single Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer).  This is one of the most rapier-sharp 2/3 Semillon 1/3 Sauvignon Blanc blends in Australia.  With […]

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Six great sweet wines this week – all superbly priced

Daily Mail Article

For some reason Weekend dropped the listing for Les Sablines – the finest wine on the page!  No space left I would imagine – anyway it is below as originally filed. Tesco Moscatel de Valencia, Spain (£4.89, Tesco). This is a simple and yet beautifully assembled sweetie with a pure, juicy, ‘grapey’ flavours and a lovely, […]

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Six spectacular summer wines including an outing for the rare Vermentino grape.

Daily Mail Article

More spectacular summer wines including an outing for the rare Vermentino grape. 2012 Paul Cluver, Gewurztraminer, Elgin, South Africa (£11.99, Waitrose).  I love the aromatic white wines from this elite Cape winery.  Unlike many sweaty, pungent, hefty Gewurz this wine is like an Alpine breeze rushing through an orchard bursting with ripe peaches.  The nose […]

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2011 Onannon, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

MoneyWeek Article

2011 Onannon, Pinot Noir, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia (approx. £35.00, Noel Young Wines tel. 01223 566744, D. Byrne & Co. tel. 01200 423152, Camber Wines tel. 023 9275 5225, Raffles Wine tel. 01453 833133, Highbury Vintners tel. 020 7226 1347, The Good Wine Shop tel. 020 8994 8184, Mill Hill Wines tel. 020 8959 6754, hangingditch […]

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A trio of rosés, a wondrous Falanghina and a retro aperitif!

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A trio of rosés, a wondrous Falanghina and a retro aperitif! 2013 Belle Tour Rosé, Syrah/Grenache, Pays d’Oc, France (£7.99, Marks & Spencer).  This is a fascinating rosé with a pale pink colour and incredible drive and determination on the palate.  It is thirst-quenching, dry and lively, like a white wine, but scented like a […]

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