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.

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Wednesday Wines – Episode 178 – Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay Collection

Last month, Hawke’s Bay Wine sent me a dozen Chardonnays from the 2021 vintage.  This fascinating selection is the third vintage in which they have kindly sent the very best wines from the region to international wine writers to assess. The Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association, also in Hawke’s Bay, has curated an annual mixed case of 12…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 176 – An Indian Summer

2021 Aurva, Shiraz, Chandon, Nashik, India 14% alc. Aurva means ‘of the earth’ in Sanskrit.  This exciting new wine hails from the Chandon India winery of Moët Hennessy, and it is made by Kaushal Khairnar.  I have tasted a good few Indian wines over the years, and I often find myself writing/thinking, ‘pretty good for an Indian wine’,…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 175 – An English Wine Newsflash!

I was fortunate to taste a handful of sneak preview English wines the other day, and six were worthy of particular note.  Some of these wines have yet to hit the market, so I have listed the pricing for the previous vintages.  The website addresses are all correct, so keep your eyes peeled for these new wines hitting the market. Biddenden Vineyards 2022…