Latest wines

My latest 5 wines are all red, including a Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Gamay from Cotes Lyonnais, a Cotes du Rhone and a South African Pinot Noir

Libre au Vent: Montpeyroux

Libre au vent red from Montpeyroux “free to the wind”

Shiraz (Syrah) Wine Tasting

Shiraz, or Syrah as it’s known in France, is a grape that produces an exceptional variety of wines

Rosé from Menetou-Salon

Decent rosé from Domaine Pellé in Menetou-Salon

South African wine at the Depot, Lewes

South African wine evening at Lewes Depot Cinema

Boozy evening

My daughter celebrated with an eclectic mix of budget wines

Greek wine trip reviews

My recent Vivino updates

Rias Baixas Albarino

Dry white Albariño from the northwest corner of Spain.

Daumas Gassac

Wine tasting at Daumas- Gassac

Natural wine and great food

Grace & James offers a great selection of natural wine and delicious food

Tasting Notes

Côtes de Gascogne

Côtes de Gascogne

Newspapers have made a big deal about this wine. It’s not bad, but also not exceptional.

Latest wines

Latest wines

My latest 5 wines are all red, including a Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Gamay from Cotes Lyonnais, a Cotes du Rhone and a South African Pinot Noir

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Wine Trips

Ag And

Ag And

We abbreviated the name of the beach at Agios Andreas to Ag And because saying it in full took too much energy. Agios Andreas is a small beachside...

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

Moulin-a-Vent on the N7

The circumstances were not ideal. I drank this magnificent Moulin a Vent from a paper cup in a cheap but friendly motel.

First steps in the Maconnais

First steps in the Maconnais

Macon is known for its dry white wines but also has some interesting reds made from the Gamay grape that dominates the wines of nearby Beaujolais

Arriving in Macon

On the back of a pick-up truck was not how we had planned the drive to Burgundy.

Wine Regions

Hungary Profile

Hungary Profile

Hungary is legendary for its Aszu and Eszencia wines, but its reputation for dry wines is growing

South African Wines

South African Wines

South Africa has a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc and premium red wines

Greek Wines

Greek Wines

Greece’s indigenous grapes have put it on the map for wines with a difference

Austria Profile

Austria Profile

No longer just Gruner Veltliner. Austria has a growing reputation for organic and natural wines, and is making some exciting new reds

Wine Tastings

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

We tried three very different Sauvignon Blanc wines. It’s not all sharp acidity and citrus fruits

South African Tasting

South African Tasting

A brilliant wine tasting at Lewes Depot cinema on black-owned wineries in South Africa

Julienas

Julienas

Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy in Julienas

Vineyard Visits

Oxford Wine Company

Oxford Wine Company

In the heart of Oxford, this atmospheric wine stores offers an eclectic range of reasonably priced wines

Beaujolais Delivers

Beaujolais Delivers

Exploring the villages of Beaujolais in January was a challenge but I struck lucky at the Caveau Chateau de Fleurie

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

Beaune and the Musee de Vins

My visit to the Musee de Vin at Beaune was a vivid reminder of how important wine has been in the history of the Bourgogne region.

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