Vintages Picks

My ‘Other’ Pinot

My ‘Other’ Pinot

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LIGHTISH RED – good everyday Each year when we take our Portugal group to Cabriz they are blown away by the price quality ratio…

Sunday Supper Red

Sunday Supper Red

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LIGHT RED – Sunday supper Grange Cochard is the most earthy Beaujolais I’ve tasted in ages. Bone dry, mouth puckering, and with energy to…

South African Charmer

South African Charmer

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Was delighted to see the return of this white as I loved the previous release. My colleague, John Szabo, described it perfectly “lovely, fullish,…

On the Rhone Again!

On the Rhone Again!

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This is rich, spicy, herbaceous and nourishing. As good as red wine needs to be, and as expensive as red wines should ever be….

…and now, the Bombshell

…and now, the Bombshell

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In sharp contrast to the previous post (Chapoutier’s ‘Bila-Haut’), this Viognier likes to put on an exotic flavor show, so look out. It’s the…

Meet Madame Elegant!

Meet Madame Elegant!

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Mais oui! From the south of France, as you would expect. Chapoutier’s wine has the slim, black dress character that we associate with French…

This Rhone Turns Up The Charm!

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Please excuse another Cotes du Rhone, but this is a little different. French with international flair! Forget the usual earthy/rustic/nourishing thing, and move into…