You get what you pay for this week – and I have a tasting exercise for you, too!

All of the wines this week are staggering value.  I also have a little tasting exercise for you this week with two SOaves from M&S!  The recipes mentioned in the recommendations below are taken from a 'Salads for all Seasons' feature in Weekend Magazine today. 2019 Soave, Veneto, Italy (£5.00, Marks & Spencer).  This lovely, Soave brings…

2019 Brouilly, La Croix des Rameaux, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais, France

The timing of this wine on this page is not an oversight.  I am aware that I reviewed a Côte de Brouilly last week, but as I feature the most delicious and noteworthy bottle that I taste each week, regardless of style, I am the first to admit it is a little odd to read about two elite Beaujolais in only eight days!  By the time you slap duty and…
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Swinney’s Farvie Launch – my tasting notes for the event on the 9th September 2020

Swinney’s UK Farvie Launch & Portfolio Notes at Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond 9th September 2020   I have known one of the two protagonists in this story for a very long time - even though Rob Mann still looks like he is in his twenties!  The other chap is a relatively new acquaintance, but time skips along and so it was around a decade…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning, Autumnal Wines from Yapp (t) 01747 860423 (w) www.yapp.co.uk www.moneyweekwineclub.com/september A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £168.20 (saving £12.00) I have chosen six wines this month that are ever so slightly off the beaten track.  Not so far as to be…
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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…