2016 Soul Growers, El Mejor, Barossa Valley, South Australia

It was great to see winemaker Stuey Bourne in the UK last week.  A serious talent, this chap has spent his life nurturing his relationships with the old grape-growing families in the Barossa Valley.  These original settlers have the finest plots of land in the region and Stuey’s handshake is all that is needed to […]
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Five fantastic wines this week with a staggeringly serious £9.99 Semillon from Brokenwood

Superb wines this week, chosen specifically for Ainsley Harriott’s Caribbean cookbook recipes, which are featured in Weekend Magazine today.  It’s worth highlighting my phenomenal Behind the Label wine – a bargain-priced Hunter Semillon made by the legendary Brokenwood Winery. 2018 TYDY Sauvignon Blanc, Val de Loire, France (£7.99, www.brayvalleywines.co.uk).  This is an amazing wine because […]
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MoneyWeek Wine Club - July 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Summer Wines from Swig (t) 08000 272272, quoting MoneyWeek (w) www.swig.co.uk A mixed case of 6 bottles (1 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £99 www.moneyweekwineclub.com/july   Swig manages to find delicious wines which you would never come across in your normal walk of life.  It is […]
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2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Barre à Mine, Michel Redde et Fils, Loire, France

I tasted this wine on the 31st January and it moved me so much that I wanted to write it up on the spot.  It is a once in a lifetime Sauvignon Blanc experience but, sadly, it was not due to arrive in the UK until later in the year. Since then, I have been playing […]
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The finest value German Riesling of the year in the mix this week

This week I have the finest and best value German Riesling of the year for your delectation!  The recipes mentioned in the notes below come from Ainsley Harriott’s Caribbean Cookbook which is featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Taste the Difference Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy (£8.00, reduced to £7.00 until 23 July, Sainsbury’s). […]
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