Some serious bargains, balanced with two expensive treats this week!

Some serious bargains, balanced with two expensive treats this week! 2016 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Italy (£10.00, reduced to £5.00, from Tuesday 20 March until 2 April, Marks & Spencer).  It’s not often that a wine is subject to a half-price deal, and it’s even rarer when a decent bottle has this treatment.  Here is […]

2014 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley / Coonawarra, South Australia

This is one of the 51 wines which joined me on this year’s 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow around the country.  These wines show a snapshot of what is elite and current in the top flight Aussie wine scene, covering all styles and regions in this country’s complex offering.  What I find fascinating about this […]

Vineyard Magazine - February 2018 Issue - Great Wines from Rare Plantings

Vineyard Magazine – February 2018 Great wines from rare plantings – small is beautiful There is a growing trend in Australia of releasing wines made from the most obscure grapes imaginable – Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal seem to have been raided by keen ampelographer thieves.  ‘Alternative Varieties’ is the catch-all phrase for these wines […]

Delicious wines for an elegant Mother’s Day celebration

Six epic wines this week with a few matched to the Mother’s Day dishes mentioned in Weekend Magazine today. 2016 Clocktower, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.00, reduced to £12.00 until 2 April, Marks & Spencer).  Made by the famous Wither Hills winery, this is a sophisticated Kiwi Sauvignon with lush fruit which glows in […]