The Drinks Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund - Apply Now

  The Drinks Trust COVID-19 financial relief fund is now open for applications. Please read the instructions below before applying. To be eligible for the Fund, applicants will have worked in one of the roles detailed below for more than two years, either in full-time or part-time positions. The application form will remain open until…

Two Mourvèdres, a Durif, a Riesling, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay this week

I have a fascinating pair of South African Mourvèdres this week which could not be more different in flavour!  All of the recipes mentioned in the reviews below are taken from Mary Berry’s Easy Easter Feast which is featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Mülheimer Sonnenlay, Riesling Kabinett Feinherb, Max Fred. Richter, Mosel, Germany (£15.60,…

MoneyWeek Wine Club - April 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning Spring selection from Robert Rolls (t) 020 3215 0011 (w) www.robertrolls.co.uk  A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a keenly-priced £239.00. The MoneyWeek Wine Club is built on unshakable foundations, but we have felt the cold finger of Covid-19 just like everyone else.  Unfortunately,…

2018 Lagrein, Tramin, Alto Adige, Italy

First, the facts to set the scene for this remarkable wine.  Cantina Tramin was founded in 1898 and it has 310 member winegrowers who stick rigidly to its carefully-tuned vine-growing mantra.  With 260 hectares of vineyards, situated at between 250-850m altitude, this fruit resource here is nothing short of incredible.  In 2011, this remarkable cooperative…
Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 - 2017

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 - 2017 2011 (tasted January 2014) Thoughts on the Vintage – ‘Never so much as this year, despite having witnesses forty-six harvests since I began working in Burgundy, have I felt or understood how important luck is in the success or failure of a vintage’, Aubert de Villaine. 2011 Corton (Average…