2017 Albariño, Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, Rías Baixas, Spain

Aside from being one of the most attractive wine labels I can think of, this shimmeringly beautiful Albariño is a thrilling drink, too.  I am more than a little obsessed with great examples of this grape and yet at the top of the pile, there are only a few wineries who reliably release stellar wines […]
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Vineyard - May 2018 - WINEGB Annual Tasting highlights

Vineyard – May 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk WINEGB Annual Trade & Press Tasting The 26th April was always going to be a challenge with no less than four important wine tastings to squeeze in on the day, all dotted across London.  Julia Trustram Eve, WINEGB’s marketing director, made the call and opened the doors at Lindley Hall an […]
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A fitting vinous tribute to a legendary wine company this week among the picks!

The recipes mentioned in this week’s column come from the Britain’s Best Home Cook recipe book which is featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2017 Walt, Riesling, Pfalz, Germany (approx. £11.00, www.chesterswinemerchants.co.uk, www.thewinereserve.co.uk, www.winegod.co.uk, www.rudewines.co.uk).  Named after Walter S. Siegel Wines, a pioneering wine German wine importer, run by its charismatic boss Nigel Blundell for 30 years, […]
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2016 Lambrusco, I Calanchi, Monte delle Vigne, Colli di Parma, Emilia Romagna, Italy

If I said that we should all drink more Lambrusco you might this I was endeavouring to commit career suicide.  As far as trends are concerned the re-emergence of serious Lambrusco on our shelves is barely noteworthy.  The problem is I have tasted four or five good ones of late and so this cannot be […]
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