Tag Archives: drink

Château Simard Saint Emilion 1996

My choice of this wine was influenced by several factors:- I have never had a twenty year old wine before. I have visited 11th Century village of Saint Emilion on several occasions and fell in love with the place. I … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food goes with Wine but which food and which wine?

The eternal question – you are throwing a dinner party or it might be a special occasion and you want to make it special! I have some idea what foods to pair with some wines but I I don’t always have the … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Lovers Tips. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peter Lehmann Portrait Dry Riesling 2015.

I must have known that we were going to be in for some hot weather – it has been uncommonly warm here with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of Britain because when seeking to find … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Parcel series Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel is an interesting grape – also known as Primitivo, it is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of Californian Vineyards.  DNA analysis has revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône 2013

Côtes du Rhône has become synonymous with holidays in the French Region of Provence – ever since we holidayed (vacation) there a few years ago. I had tried it some years ago and hadn’t really liked it – the stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Elms Shiraz – Yering Station.

I do like a nice Australian Shiraz, and this one caught my eye on my recent trip to Majestic. (I had also mistaken it for “Yarra Yering” which I had read about in one of Oz Clark’s books some years … Continue reading

Posted in Wine Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drink up! Hard truths about ageing wine

Now we’re not committing any more heinous wine storage crimes it’s time to talk about which wines you should and shouldn’t be keeping. This is a topic which constantly comes up when I host wine tastings. The questions usually go…

Posted in Interesting reads from other Websites., Wine Lovers Tips. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment