The first ever write up of the Dafni grape in Weekend Magazine

The first ever write up of the Dafni grape in Weekend Magazine.2016 Le Grand Cros, L’Esprit de Provence Rosé, France (£18.99, Surrey Wine Cellar tel. 01483 802929).  The top rosés from the 2016 vintage are impressing me greatly and this is another example of how this category of wines is genuinely thrilling.  With superb complexity and magnificent…

2015 Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Vermentino, Antinori, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

 There is a lot to be said for the Vermentino grape and it is exciting that we are, in the UK, seeing many more incarnations of this variety these days.  Many of the simple, everyday wines are quirky, raspy and lip-lickingly refreshing while the more structured and more serious offerings step up in complexity to Chardonnay-challenging status in terms…

The Amorist - August 2017

I am an extremely open-minded wine taster.  While my palate is fully-formed, loving the pleasures of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piemonte and also Australia with unfathomable lust I also flirt with a wide variety of vices on the side.  I am easily distracted by new regions and grape varieties as I search for unique sensations and flavours, but nothing could…