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I am a bit of a knave. I buy my wife a present of wine, then I help her drink it, then I write a review about it! I was rather impressed with Tescos new strategy of getting high class … Continue reading
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Lindeman’s Bin 50 2016
We’re back to South Eastern Australia for this one, and it is an old favourite. It was bought from Tesco but it is widely available in the U.K. As new world wines go, this one has to feature on most … Continue reading
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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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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
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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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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