Wednesday Wines

Every Wednesday I select a few great wines that I think offer particular value for money and also a huge amount of joy on both the nose and palate for you to savour. These wines are designed to lift your mood during these uncertain times. This initiative allows me to run wild outside of the formats of my weekly national columns. All of the merchants featured in Wednesday Wines are able to deliver to your doorstep, so you should be able to order easily and receive the wines without too much delay.

Wednesday Wines – Episode 144 – 2021s from Edouard Delaunay

As a post scriptum to my Members-only 2021 Burgundy En Primeur notes, which you can read on this website under the Taste banner, the kind folks at Edouard Delaunay sent me a collection of their wines, and here are my favourites, including one coveted QP wine. The pricing stated is a guesstimate from France, including duty and VAT – in effect,…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 143 – 2020s from the Dourthe Portfolio

After tasting a large number of very youthful wines of late, it was nice to jump into a flight of juicy 2020s from the Dourthe portfolio, augmented by a couple of impressively structured 2015s. 2020 Château Belgrave, 5ème Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France (£28.33, www.millesima.co.uk).   Belgrave has always been one of the trade…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 142 – First Taste of 2022 Whispering Angel Rosé

2022 Whispering Angel Rosé, Caves d’Esclans, Sacha Lichine, Côtes de Provence, France  (approx. £20.00, on sale from February)   There are precious few annual wine ‘moments’ left in our beautiful business.  Beaujolais Nouveau day is an actual annual event with its very own date.  The third Thursday of November has always been…

The most delicious #DRYJAN imaginable with Jukes

The Finest Alcohol-Free Drinks on Earth! All Jukes drinks are available at www.jukescordialities.com and you can find a large collection of retailers here  In addition, there are a number of merchants who sell Jukes retail and online listed below Fortnum & Mason - Jukes 1 The White Classic box of 9 x 3cl bottles £35.00 https://www.fortnumandmason.com/jukes-cordialities-number-1-gift-pack Selfridges …