Vineyard – September 2020 – Throwing out the Rule Book

Vineyard September 2020 Throwing out the Rule Book www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  I have written about rebels before on this page and it sparked a fair amount of debate.  I mentioned that there is nothing worse than a fake rebel and nothing more exciting and dynamic than a real one – as long as the wines stack up.  This month I am taking this non-conformist…

2018 Manar dos Seixas, Galician Roots, Gallina de Piel, Ribeiro, Spain

Made by El Bulli ex-sommelier David Seijas (for a detailed piece on David please see a previous Wednesday Wines article on my website), my headline wine and also a red called 2018 Roca del Crit, Windy Roads to Montjoi (£19.99, available from the same stockists as Manar) are both absolutely extraordinary.  Manar is authoritative, extremely complex…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning, Autumnal Wines from Yapp (t) 01747 860423 (w) www.yapp.co.uk www.moneyweekwineclub.com/september A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £168.20 (saving £12.00) I have chosen six wines this month that are ever so slightly off the beaten track.  Not so far as to be…
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FOOD & WINE MATCHING – everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

FOOD & WINE I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty years.  Thirteen of my fourteen wine books have featured comprehensive food and wine-matching chapters and I have written over 1000 columns in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine along this theme as well.  For more than 26 years, I wrote the wine lists for a handful of award-winning…

You get what you pay for this week – and I have a tasting exercise for you, too!

All of the wines this week are staggering value.  I also have a little tasting exercise for you this week with two SOaves from M&S!  The recipes mentioned in the recommendations below are taken from a 'Salads for all Seasons' feature in Weekend Magazine today. 2019 Soave, Veneto, Italy (£5.00, Marks & Spencer).  This lovely, Soave brings…