Vineyard - October 2018 - Top End Sparkling Wines

Vineyard – October 2018 Top End Sparkling Wines www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Green-Eyed Monster or Gilded Lily? The Truth Will Out (a nod to Shakespeare) It was amazing, the reaction to an email I sent out to various vinous luminaries while researching this piece, asking if I could taste their top end English sparklers for an article in this august […]
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Six superb wines wines this week including a beautiful Cabernet made by the late Wayne Stehbens

Globetrotting stunners this week, with terrific flavours in every single wine.  The recipes mentioned are all taken from ‘Dinner at Buckingham Palace’ by Charles Oliver, which is serialised in Weekend Magazine today. 2015 Katnook, Founder’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia (£12.99, Waitrose).  Katnook chief-winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, passed away last year and this pioneering chap […]
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2016 Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Burgundy, France

I was asked what my favourite white grape was the other day and I instantly replied Chardonnay.  I then felt a little sheepish at naming such an obvious choice.  I suppose I drink more Chardonnay than any other white grape.  I certainly have more in my cellar, although Riesling is not far behind.  I just […]
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