Three whites, a rosé and red this week – every base covered! 

Three whites, a rosé and red this week – every base covered!  The recipes mentioned come from TV presenter and chef, Chris Bavin. 2018 Berry Bros. & Rudd Australian Chardonnay by Frankland Estate, Western Australia (£12.95, www.bbr.com).  Berry’s own-label range is a triumph and this Aussie Chardy, made by the brilliant Frankland Estate, is a […]
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2016 Chianti Rufina, Vigneto Erchi, Fattoria Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy

Every so often I get a tip-off from a fellow wine scribe about a wine I ought to have a go at.  Of course, this only works when one’s pal knows the precise shape of my own palate and the Olympian standards that I adhere to in my carefully chosen recommendations.  There are only a […]
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MoneyWeek Wine Club - August 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the South African Excellence found at Handford Wines (t) 020 7589 6113 (w) www.handford.net (e) wine@handford.net A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £189.00. As I was writing this piece a news item popped up on my phone telling me that Handford Wines […]
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A thrilling collection of wines this week with an English Pinot Blanc at its core.

A thrilling collection of wines this week with an English Pinot Blanc at its core. 2018 La Vieille Ferme Rosé, Vin de France (£7.75, Co-op).  There is a lot of consternation about wine writers’ use of florid tasting notes and I try to avoid them as much as I can.  But if you would like […]
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2018 Flysch, Bodega Gorosti, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

Last week I featured the ultimate English aperitif white wine and if you missed it you can look it up on my website.  This week, I have searched for an equally thirst-quenching style of white wine from the Rest of the World team.  If you have yet to experience the palate-electrifying flavour of a Txakoli […]
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