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 221 – This Year’s Essential Summer White

2023 Domaine Begude, Terroir 11300 Chardonnay, Haute Vallée de l’Aude, France (£12.95, Goedhuis Waddesdon (t) 020 7793 7900 (e) (w) Please excuse the lazy intro to this tasting note.  I published a piece four years ago on the 2019 vintage of this wine, and I can’t improve the backstory,…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 220 – Outpost Wines, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Outpost Wines with General Manager Frank Dotzler & AXA Millésimes MD Christian Seely Outpost Wines joined the family of vineyards owned and managed by AXA Millésimes: Châteaux Pichon Baron, Pibran and Suduiraut in Bordeaux, Domaine de l’Arlot in Burgundy, Quinta do Noval in the Douro Valley and Disnókó in Hungary. Until now, Outpost…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 219 – A thrilling trio of new releases from Marchesi Alfieri

  Marchesi Alfieri, Piemonte, Italy These exceptional wines are set to arrive in the summer. I urge you to act fast and reserve your stock with Decorum Vintners.  (e) (t) 020 8969 6581 2022 Barbera d’Asti, La Tota 14.5% alc. (£20 guide price) As always, this is a glorious Barbera, packed with blackberry and blueberry notes…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 218 – Newsflash – 2022 Escarpment Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs

Last Saturday, Escarpment Vineyard winemaker Tim Bourne unveiled the four 2022 single vineyard Pinot Noir releases at Escarpment Vineyard in Te Muna Valley in the Martinborough region of New Zealand’s North Island. I was lucky enough to taste these wines at almost exactly the same time in London, and here are my thoughts.  The very first release…