Wednesday Wines

Wednesday Wines – Episode 7

Episode 7 – 13th May 2020  Will you please forgive me being 38p over a tenner, this week, for my sub-tenner wine choice? 2019 Jules, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France  (£11.99, reduced to £10.38 each by the case, www.cambridgewine.com).   Jules is the second label of Le Grand Cros, Brit Julian Faulkner’s Provence Rosé set up.  I tasted…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 6

Episode 6 – 6th May 2020 Champagne sales have taken a bit of a kicking during the lockdown and English wine sales are up!  So, it is rather good timing that Waitrose, who is by far the largest retailer of English wines in the country, is launching some juicy discounts today!  2017 Camel Valley, Pinot Noir Rosé Brut, Cornwall (£29.99, reduced…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 5

Episode 5 – 29th April 2020 2019 L’exuberance du Clos Cantenac Rosé, Bordeaux, France (£19.95, Private Cellar tel. 01353 721 999 & www.privatecellar.co.uk).  If you are looking for a top-flight rosé to drink alongside the ultra-fine Château d’Esclans cuvées, Rock Angel, Les Clans and Garrus, there is one candidate, from a very different…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 4

2018 Lenton Brae, Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, Western Australia (£16.50, www.privatecellar.co.uk). This wine is a pure delight and it is an inclusion in my 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2019/20.  These guys are acknowledged SSB specialists and I have always liked their wines.  In 2018, this wine is a soaring triumph with exactly…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 3

This week, I have totally and utterly bent my own rules, as I feature a sub-tenner wine which is only a half-litre bottle!  In full bottle format it would be £12.00, so apologies!  My over-£10 wine is a true game-changer for its winery.  I hope that you enjoy reading about these two delicious wines. NV La Gitana, Manzanilla, Hidalgo, Sanlúcar…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 2

This week I have two great wines for you and they are both on the inexpensive side of the fence. 2019 Domaine Pique Roque Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France (£12.45, reduced to £11.00 per bottle if you buy a case, Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). I have written up and also bought this wine every vintage for well…

Wednesday Wines – Episode 1

To kick this initiative off I am throwing in an extra wine, so here is a white, rosé and red for your attention. 2016 Côtes du Rhône, E. Guigal, Rhône, France (£12.79, reduced to £9.59 until 14th April, www.waitrosecellar.com).   There will be some of you who will think this a lazy recommendation – of course, this is a decent wine, it has…