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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2010.

This has to be one of the grand Marques of supermarket wine. It is the grandest of the four Campo Viejo wines generally available. At the bottom of the range are the Yellow Label wines of which there are two. … Continue reading

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I’m back…

I am sorry about he absence but I got distracted! I started out writing this blog to highlight some of the great, good and indifferent wines that were available in the U.K. supermarkets and then I went to France en-vacance; … Continue reading

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2016.

I got myself a bargain here and I am not sure why, but when I bought this one about three weeks ago, Tesco was selling it at about a fiver – to clear! I am pretty sure that they are … Continue reading

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Kauri Tree Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014.

It’s summer and you fancy something light, crisp and citrus to go with your seafood salad on a hot day, what better than a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes bay. This is exactly what I was thinking when I … Continue reading

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La Châsse Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2014.

I mentioned before that for a while I was “off” Cotes Du Rhône, well that was a while ago and now I am quite keen on the stuff. I was wandering around the wine aisles at Sainsbury recently when I … Continue reading

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Cuvée Prestige Vin de France.

This sort of wine doesn’t usually get a review I would imagine as it would normally fall below the radar; regarded as not worthy, but I think that it deserves a mention. I think that wines should suit the occasion … Continue reading

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The 11 things you need to know about wine from Alsace

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Originally posted on The Wine Wankers:
I was originally going to call this article – ‘Alsace wine region needs to get on Tinder!’  Crazy title, but after visiting Alsace in June, I observed a lack confidence.  The winemakers knew their…

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Barista 2015 Pinotage.

I have always been at best ambivalent about South African wines. I have had some good ones and I have had some that weren’t so nice. I avoided them for many years as I always managed to find other wines, … Continue reading

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Reliable is bad?

Originally posted on winefantastic:
To be clear, I am referring to reliability of wine style only. Ever wondered how the big boys of the wine world achieve their consistency of offering? How the big branded wines never seem to run…

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Hello, my name is Paul

This is the excerpt for your very first post. Continue reading

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