Posts Tagged “red wine”

Carnivor Zinfandel 2022

Carnivor Zinfandel 2022

Red Wine from California. If you are looking for a good classic wine to enjoy along with your roast meats, then Carnivor Zinfandel would be a good reliable choice. The clue is in the name! The Zinfandel grape is also known as Primitivo. It has a black skin and produces luscious dark wines. It came…

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Dark Horse

Dark Horse

A Smooth Ride. You are planning a Sunday lunch for a crowd. Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon could be your wine of choice. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the US. It has some of the best-regarded vineyards and producers and is best known for its celebrated Cabernets. Dark Horse is…

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Trivento Argentina Reserve Malbec 2022

Trivento Argentina Reserve Malbec 2022

Versatile Red. The name Trivento is derived from the names of the three local winds: polar, zonda and sudestada. They have helped to create the ideal conditions for the production of this Trivento Argentina Reserve Malbec 2022 and other polished wines from the respected Trivento stable. Mendoza’s high-altitude vineyards in the foothills of the Andes…

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Mclaren Vale Grenache

Mclaren Vale Grenache

Red from Tesco Finest. Grant Burge Wines have produced this creditable McLaren Vale Grenache for the Tesco Finest collection of quality wines. The McLaren Vale has hot summers tempered by cooling winds – perfect conditions for vine-growing. This is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in Australia, and Grenache was one of the early varieties…

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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2021

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2021

A classy red. We all have a favourite wine and mine is Malbec. This 2021 Malbec Golden Reserve is a stylish all-rounder when paired with sumptuous meals for any time of year. Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2021 is produced from hand-picked grapes that are then made into a striking red which is a marvellous expression…

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En Passant Rouge 2022

En Passant Rouge 2022

A nomadic spirit. This range of wines is known just as much for its attractive labels as for the wine itself: both are noteworthy. En Passant Rouge 2022  by Domaine Gayda is said to be inspired by the pop-rock anthem by the iconic Iggy Pop touring with David Bowie around Europe. It is said to…

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Trivento Private Reserve 2022

Trivento Private Reserve 2022

Malbec for every occasion. Malbec is a striking purple grape variety used in making the most popular red wine in Argentina and beyond. The grapes have prominent tannins so prized in full-bodied red wines. Trivento 2022 Private Reserve is a solid expression of this style of wine. Malbec is a great wine for any time…

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La Petite Villa 2021

La Petite Villa 2021

Worth seeking out. One of the Languedoc’s top appellations, Minervois, lies just north of Corbières. This had been one of the long-overlooked wine-making regions of France but now it is enjoying a celebrated reputation for classy wines, and La Petite Villa 2021 showcases one of its quality vintages. La Petite Villa 2021 is a classic…

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Tesco Tempranillo Rioja

Tesco Tempranillo Rioja

Ramon Bilbao Spanish Classic. This mouth-filling red is a great all-rounder. Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja 2019 offers all the expected character of Rioja and at a very reasonable price from your local Tesco. Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was founded in 1924 in the town of Haro, Wine Capital of Rioja. Today they have 265 hectares of…

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Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

From the Limestone Coast of South Australia. This Tesco Finest Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid expression of both grape and terroir. Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 is great value for money, batting above its price point. Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It originated in the Gironde in southwestern France. It…

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Bergerac Eglise Saint-Jacques

Bergerac Eglise Saint-Jacques

A Blessed Wine? Here is a church which shares its name with a wine.  In the heart of Bergerac, on the well-trodden route to Saint-Jacques of Compostela stands the Church of Saint-Jacques. The original construction was erected in the 12th century as a chapel on the pilgrim trail to Compostela. There is also a rather…

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Des Tourelles Claret Bordeaux

Des Tourelles Claret Bordeaux

Steeped in Tradition. The name Claret comes from the French term ‘clairet,’ used in 14th century England to describe a rosé wine from Bordeaux. Des Tourelles Claret Bordeaux is a reflection of the contemporary style of red wine rather than the less robust rosé of centuries past. Claret is mostly used as an unofficial name…

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Léon Perdigal Lirac 2021

Léon Perdigal Lirac 2021

Intense Red. Lirac is found in the southern Rhône valley. It is located on the opposite side of the Rhône River to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Wines here represent better value for money since the region is not as well-known as its more celebrated neighbour. Léon Perdigal Lirac is a good example of wines from this region. The…

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Tesco Finest Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Tesco Finest Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

A festive and affordable red. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2020 is one of the better wines at this price point. It’s a well-crafted red and perfect for the holiday season, working with beef as well as robust vegetarian options. Tesco offer good quality wines in their Tesco Finest range and this one fits in well –…

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Cap Royal Bordeaux 2019

Cap Royal Bordeaux 2019

Supérieur Red from Tesco. Cap Royal takes its name from the royal Cordouan lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Europe, found at the entrance of the Gironde Estuary. This Cap Royal Bordeaux 2019 Supérieur Red from Tesco benefits from the expertise of Jean René Matignon, Technical Director of Château Pichon Baron, 2nd Grand Cru Classé, and…

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Calvet Prestige Bordeaux

Calvet Prestige Bordeaux

Red wine from Tesco. The Calvet Prestige Bordeaux is produced from a selected blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot offers plenty of fruit, and Cabernet brings tannic richness. This blend is a classic in the Bordeaux region. Value for Money Calvet Prestige Bordeaux is a great all-rounder and at a very reasonable price. It…

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Grand Palais Médoc 2019

Grand Palais Médoc 2019

Grand vin de Bordeaux. ‘A nice bottle of Bordeaux will impress but it’s a shame it will cost an arm and a leg!’ Au contraire, mes amis! Tesco have a great selection of these red wines and you won’t need a mortgage to enjoy them. Grand Palais Médoc is surprisingly good value for money! “There…

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Bandana Roja Bobal – Syrah

Bandana Roja Bobal – Syrah

Bottle Club’s Wine Selection. Following on from the success of National Red Wine Day (28th August), The Bottle Club are offering a multi award-winning Spanish red wine for any occasion. Bandana Roja from Bobal and Syrah grapes is a very reasonable £7.49 and that is indeed a great price for the quality of wine. This…

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Paparuda Pinot Noir, Estate Selection

Paparuda Pinot Noir, Estate Selection

Romanian Red. Paparuda is a Romanian ritual used to encourage rain in times of drought. A young girl would dance through the streets to protect the crops. I don’t know if that tradition continues but Paparuda Pinot Noir, Estate Selection, does take advantage of the ideal climate for its production. Premium Romanian wine estate Cramele…

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Luigi Bosca Malbec

Luigi Bosca Malbec

Edicion Limitada 2020. Known as the most important wine region in Argentina, Mendoza produces full-bodied red wines and is particularly known for its Malbec, which is my favourite of all red wines. Luigi Bosca de Sangre Malbec Edicion Limitada 2020 will likely turn the heads of many who have limited themselves to French offerings. The…

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