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Mercurey 2014

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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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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Saint-Émilion, Message in a Bottle

Originally posted on L'OCCASION:
This story tells how the history of Saint-Émilion, the UNESCO World Heritage wine region located in Bordeaux France, provides travel inspiration. The History of Saint-Émilion In the 8th century a monk from Brittany fled?south on…

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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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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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Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2016 Shortlist

Originally posted on Effi drinks wine:
Since 2004, the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards have been celebrating high quality wine content creators. For the 12th  year of the awards, the judge committee consists of the following wine professionals: Charles Metcalfe,…

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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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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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