Six exceptional wines this week including my best value Chianti of 2020

I have visited no less than five countries to find epic wines to match the Bikers’ Veggie feast recipes which are featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 D.V. Catena, Malbec Historico, Mendoza, Argentina (£12.00, Tesco).  Catena is a legendary name in Argentina and this wine live up to its reputation.  Deep, brooding and crammed with dark,…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – December 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Epic Christmas Wines from Haynes Hanson & Clark (t) 020 7584 7927 (w) www.hhandc.co.uk (e) london@hhandc.co.uk  www.moneyweekwineclub.com/December A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £165.00 (saving £28.70) This collection of thrilling wines is perfectly poised to…

2018 Sancerre Blanc, Cuvée Marcel Henri, Domaine Chotard, Loire, France

I am always on the hunt for elite Sauvignon Blanc, but this is not as easy a challenge as it ought to be given there are oceans of examples out there.  Most leave me feeling unfulfilled, lacking in drive on the nose, mid-palate traction and drama on the finish.  These traits were commonplace twenty or thirty years ago when great terroir did its job…
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GRAPE VARIETIES – a short guide on what style of food to eat with each grape variety

  GRAPE VARIETIES & FOOD A brief guide to what goes with what? I could launch into a rant about not being a “red wine with meat” and “white wine with fish” kind-of-guy, but I won’t.  Suffice to say that it is totally up to you what you want to drink with your dinner, but I have some combinations that set the wine and food partnerships…
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FOOD & WINE MATCHING – everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

FOOD & WINE I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty years.  Thirteen of my fourteen wine books have featured comprehensive food and wine-matching chapters and I have written over 1000 columns in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine along this theme as well.  For more than 26 years, I wrote the wine lists for a handful of award-winning…