2018 Valpolicella Ripasso, Classico Superiore, Monte Santoccio, Verona, Italy

I have written up a detailed review of the extraordinary portfolio of Monte Santoccio wines on my website, including a preview of a wine never before seen on our shores, the 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico Black Label and they are all extraordinary creations.  I have chosen to focus this week’s column on the Ripasso in the range because…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – March 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Collection of Six Terrific Spring Wines from Tanners Wine Merchants (t) 01743 234455 (w) www.tanners-wines.co.uk (e) sales@tanners-wines.co.uk A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wine) is a bargain-priced £135.00 (saving £11.90) We are all hoping that this Spring will be a moment of rebirth and release…
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2007 Bollinger R.D. preview & notes on a collection of historic Bollinger releases dating back to 1830

2007 Bollinger R.D. Preview Notes released for sale worldwide on 8th March 2021 The latest release of R.D. - Bollinger's iconic 'Recently Disgorged or Récemment Dégorgé' wine is something completely out of the ordinary.  My one-word description for this sensational wine is 'controlled'.  I say this because what I adore about every single…
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The incredible 2019 releases from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné

The incredible 2019 releases from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné First published 24th February, updated with guide pricing and merchants on 1st March 2021 I was fortunate to taste the new 2019 Jaboulet releases with owner/viticultrice Caroline Frey (over Zoom).  Here are my notes on this extraordinary collection of wines.  Please do look back…

Some unexpected bargains this week with a few weird and wonderful grapes, too!

Some unexpected bargains this week with a few weird and wonderful grapes, too! The recipes mentioned in the copy below come from The Batch Lady Cookbook by Suzanne Mulholland which is serialised in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Brio, Castello Romitorio, Tuscany, Italy (£16.90, www.theatreofwine.com).  This thrilling red wine comes from the heart…