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 138 – Cru Bourgeois du Médoc 2018, 2019, 2020

I recently tasted 90 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc split into thirds between 2018, 2019, and 2020. These wines were chosen by the Alliance of the Crus Bourgeois and the Château themselves, and I found nine wines that caught my eye. I have listed the wines below, along with the suggested UK distributor and the estimated ‘average’ price. I would suggest…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 137 – Alternative Christmas Gifts

I write about wine and only wine. So this week, with the season of goodwill approaching, I have found a few non-wine recommendations for you to savour.  This is a disparate collection of deliciousness designed to augment your gastronomic sensibilities! ‘Cooking, Simply and Well for One or Many’ by Jeremy Lee £30, Published by www.4thestate.co.uk Quite…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 136 – 2020 Vision: Barrel to Bottle

While the First Growths and various ‘Supers’ from both sides of the Gironde don’t show their wines at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting, London welcomed a cohort of great estates on the 9th of this month, and the big question was how did the wines look now that they have been bottled. In fact, many of the gérants asked this question:…

Tuesday Wines – Episode 135 – Black Friday at Majestic

For one week only, Wednesday Wines has moved to Tuesday to coincide with Black Friday deals at Majestic that are going live today.  A total of 23 lines are on sale this year, and I have picked out four cracking recommendations for you. In addition, Majestic has its annual ‘25% off all Fine Wine’ offer running from today until 28th November,…