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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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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Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot Blend 2013.

Those very nice people at Majestic Wine sent me a voucher for money off my next purchase. It had been a while since I had visited Majestic and this was an offer I couldn’t resist. I bought eight bottles of … Continue reading

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Taste the Difference Pinot Noir.

I decided to seek out something out of the ordinary at my local Sainsbury recently. I came across this “Taste the Difference” (a Sainsbury own label range) German Pinot Noir Rheinhessen Qualitatswein. German red is quite a bit rarer than … Continue reading

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This weeks wine enjoyment.

This week we had “Pinot Noir vin de France” 2014 from Bouchard Aine & Fils. (Burgundy) It was bought from Sainsbury at £6.00 for a 75cl bottle (reduced from £7.50) and at this price, I think that it represented good … Continue reading

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