Vintages Picks

FOOD ROSES

FOOD ROSES

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FOOD ROSES  FROM SOUTH OF FRANCE and a NEW STAR FROM PORTUGAL There is almost as much diversity in Rosé as in red or…

A Pair of Jacks

A Pair of Jacks

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Regular readers will know that I’m a huge Bruce Jack fan. He’s totally committed to his wines, his county and to telling us to…

WINE FOR ASPARAGUS

WINE FOR ASPARAGUS

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Sauvignon and asparagus are springtime high energy soulmates. Santa Rita nails the experience with its zingy Sauvignon. A little richness tempers the wildness creating…

MOST DELICIOUS RED!

MOST DELICIOUS RED!

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Most wine drinkers tend to belong to either the ‘easy drinking’ or the ‘give me something interesting’ camp, with little cross-over. However, every now…

MEET SAVOURY SEMILLON

MEET SAVOURY SEMILLON

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While the rest of the world offers Sauvignon Blanc straight-up, the Bordelaise like to blend with the Semillon grape. With the wine below, the…

REVISITING VALPOL

REVISITING VALPOL

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Remember when Valpolicella was a popular go-to red? It added a hit of Italy to our Italian foods. Nobody ever raved about the wine…

ANOTHER SUMMER STOCK

ANOTHER SUMMER STOCK

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Regular readers will know of my fondness for native Italian white grape varieties. Grapes that almost became extinct in the Chardonnay era. This week’s…