Six of the greatest New Zealand wines from the annual NZ Wine Tasting

Six of the greatest New Zealand wines on our shelves from the annual NZ Wine Tasting with occasional mentions of some slow-cooked recipes featured in this week's Weekend Magazine.2016 Tinpot Hut, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (approx. £13.95, Noel Young tel. 01223 566744, The Wine Reserve tel. 01932 866682, Reserve Wines tel. 0161…

2015 Trinity Hill, Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

There is a delicious game that we in the wine trade are invited to play when visiting confident / cocky wineries.  It’s a game of blind tasting and the stakes are always high.  When a winemaker, such as the great Warren Gibson at Trinity Hill, puts his Chardonnay up against a host of massively respected and eye-wateringly expensive white Burgundies,…

2015 Garrus & 2015 Les Clans - the elite new releases from Château d'Esclans

The finest rosés in the worldHow much fun is a one horse race?  I suppose that depends on whether you are the trainer or the horse.  Château d’Esclans has been winning every rosé race in the last ten years with its wines and yet the trainer, owner Sacha Lichine, is so driven that he not only wants to win, he wants to put as much distance…

English Wine Masterclass at The Palace of Westminster - 6th February 2017

English Wine Masterclass at The Palace of Westminster 6th February 2017I was delighted to be asked by the WSTA to host an English Wine masterclass for MPs and members of the House of Lords in the Thames Pavilion at the Palace of Westminster this week.  Here is a list of the wines tasted, a few of my thoughts on the wines, a link to The Wine and…