2019 The Society’s Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, France

Alexandre Caso started an agency in the Rhône supplying specialised labour for vineyard work, and his first employee was Guillaume, son of legendary Hermitage winemaker Marc Sorrel.  After early success, it was not long before they decided to branch out, and so in 2009, they rented some neglected vines in Saint-Joseph, followed by a hectare in Crozes-Hermitage…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – October 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces an Extraordinary Autumnal Selection from Swig (t) 08000 272272 (w) www.swig.co.uk  www.moneyweekwineclub.com A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wine) is a bargain-priced £204.50 (saving a massive £30.20) I have my wine antenna alert and receiving information all day every day, and every so often, when…

Vineyard Magazine – November 2021 – Speaking Fluent Pinot

Vineyard November 2021 Speaking Fluent Pinot www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk I tasted every single wine at the WineGB event in September.  After a restorative visit to my dentist, thanks to the plethora of sparkling wines and their bristling acidity, my palate has finally calmed.  I very much enjoyed re-reading my tasting notes, and it occurred to me…

A pair of sensational Kiwis this week and the rarest wine I have ever featured, too.

A pair of sensational Kiwis this week and the rarest wine I have ever featured, too.  The recipes mentioned in the notes below are taken from Mary Berry’s new Love to Cook Book which is serialised in Weekend Magazine today. NEWSFLASH - the offer on the Behind the Label wine below was pulled by Waitrose at the very last minute.  Here is an excerpt…

2016 Roda I Reserva, Bodegas Roda, Rioja, Spain

We have all had to wait an eternity for the new Bond film to be released, and I have had to sit tight for a slightly shorter period for my favourite ever Roda I to arrive on our shores, and, in truth, it has felt longer than the 007 delay.  But, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and the world’s most famous secret agent and this…