Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Jean Claude Mas Organic Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d’Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.   Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours of red and black fruit: strawberry, black cherry and plum come to mind. Also there was a...
Bonfire Night Bottles

Bonfire Night Bottles

Lewes Bonfire usually goes with a bang, and Bonfire 2021 was no exception. We celebrated with a Shiraz from the Margaret River region in western Australia. This powerful, 14.5% alcohol, is from one of Australia’s premium wine regions, and one of the few that lie...

Whisky Galore and more

Today I discovered Cadenhead’s on Chiltern Street in Marleybone, between Bond Street and Baker Street. This is a small shop selling whisky, and a selection of other spirits. It looks from a different age, with rows of wonderful amber and heavy wooden barrels...

Vivino

Check out this wine. I’m giving it 4 of 5 stars with the @Vivino app: http://www.vivino.com/users/peter.stewart/reviews/110731436?utm_source=app

Chenin Blanc from India

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this wine, but it turned out to be surprisingly good. Behind my hotel in Delhi was a dusty old shop surrounded by litter, and this was one of the two bottles of wine that the sold. It’s not top class wine by any means, but...

Kulapelli Vineyard Reserva Especial 2013

This is a Chilean wine from the Maipo valley, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere grapes. The winemaker is Alejandro Galaz. This was an easy drinking wine from Tesco’s priced at around £6.00. I was interested in the vineyard name, which sounded Finnish....