Posts Tagged “wine”

Passerina from Tesco Finest

Passerina from Tesco Finest

A unique wine for summer sipping. Passerina is an ancient grape variety from Le Marche and also Abruzzo in Italy, from where this particular bottle hails. It is said to be named after the sparrows that appreciate the fruit so much. Those little birds decorate the label. Until recently Passerina was used as a blending…

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Tesco – Say hello to spring with new wines

Tesco – Say hello to spring with new wines

Launched at Tesco for Spring With warmer weather and sunnier days now on their way, find the perfect bottle for your spring-time gatherings from an exciting range of new wines arriving in Tesco this month. From £4.49 to £46, these wines include refreshing sparkling wines perfect to toast at your picnic in the park, crisp…

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Petit Marquis de Pennautier

Petit Marquis de Pennautier

Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier. The château of the Marquis de Pennautier and its vineyards dates back four centuries and is one of the oldest winemaking châteaux in France. In the heart of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Cabardès, it is a short distance from Carcassonne, that storybook cité. The picturesque vineyards cloak the sun-kissed hillsides of…

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Graffigna Genuine Collection Reserve 2019 Malbec

Graffigna Genuine Collection Reserve 2019 Malbec

The Sunday Roast Companion Founded in 1870 by Santiago Graffigna, this is the third oldest winery in Argentina. It has a reputation for consistent quality. This Malbec is a prime example of this vineyard’s craft. Regular readers will know that I am an unashamed lover of Malbec. I have seldom had a bad one, and…

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Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda

Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda

Citrus and sea air Chile has become famed for producing some of the most popular expressions of Sauvignon Blanc in the world. They tend to be great value for money. Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Single Estate offers character and easy sipping without a big bill. Leyda Estate is found on the west side of…

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Laylo – The Gift of Wine

Laylo – The Gift of Wine

Make every day Boxing Day Yes, I admit it – I drink from wine boxes (via a glass). Having made that bold statement I must also say that those boxes have contained wine of varying quality and mostly lacking any visual appeal. Laylo wines offer quality in content and a great deal of beauty in…

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Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora was born at Lutton Farm. It’s family-run on the border between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. A lovely part of the country, and the land is evidently perfect for the production of soft fruits. Lutton Farm was originally a livestock and arable farm with a small pick-your-own fruit patch. In 1981, brothers Stephen and James…

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Burp – The Other Wine Book

Burp – The Other Wine Book

No need to even open the cover of this substantial volume to be assured that this is indeed a wine book like no other! Author Bas Korpel is a writer and vinologist, and since 2011 he has immersed himself in wine – well, metaphorically speaking, anyway. He has worked for several advertising agencies in Amsterdam…

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Minuty Prestige – a warm weather blush

Minuty Prestige – a warm weather blush

A rosé summer There can be nothing better than a mellow summer evening. We enjoy light drinks and equally light food. Delicate salmon hues are found in both flowers and wine. The weather is warm but we hope the wine is chilled, and we would be delighted if the bottle was a blushing Minuty Prestige…

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Pommery – with English Sparkle

Pommery – with English Sparkle

English Wine Week now officially marks the start of summer as it falls across the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day, from 19th to 27th June 2021. It’s been a long, cold and wet spring and we are all ready to celebrate.  Champagne Pommery is doing just that with its English sparkling wine, Louis Pommery England….

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Wine Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019

Wine Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019

Value and quality Viña Leyda Reserva Syrah 2019 is a creditable and great value wine which will be available at Co-op stores from 5th March. It’s priced at an exceptional £8.25 and this offer runs until 23rd March; after this time the wine will return to a very reasonable £12.00 per bottle. Viña Leyda Reserva…

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Italian Wines – Now and Later

Italian Wines – Now and Later

It’s been a strange year, but it has had the bonus of allowing us to appreciate such things as one’s garden, home-cooked meals – and wines. Italian wines are getting noticed again! Italian wines have often been overlooked and that is a shame as there are many superb bottles to explore. Massimago Profasio 2013, a…

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Oz Clarke on English Wine

Oz Clarke on English Wine

How things have changed. A combination of global warming and improved techniques have elevated English wines. Wine guru Oz Clarke now has material to fill a book on just that subject, English Wine: From still to sparkling: The NEWEST New World wine country. We in the UK will glow with pride and the French will…

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ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

For many people ALDI has become the go-to shop for wines and spirits as well as groceries. They are consistently offering good value products and that includes Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC for summer quaffing. This is a semi-sparkling frizzante wine so in other words it has fizz but the bubbles are a little less lively…

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Remelluri Organic Winery – travel review

Remelluri Organic Winery – travel review

The mountains have been here for 80 million years; humans have been using the mountains for a lot less time than that, but nevertheless for a long time, historically speaking. The Romans used one of the peaks as a military fort. Later, in the 14th century, a monastery was built that gave birth to this…

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The New Icons – Aldi Unveils its Premium Wine Range

The New Icons – Aldi Unveils its Premium Wine Range

ALDI is now enjoying popularity among discerning wine lovers. This supermarket has become celebrated for its collection of good-quality good-value wines, and now a new range caters to the increased demand for premium and classic wines. Enter The New Icons Premium Wine Range. Examples of famous classic bottles are included in this creditable array. Amongst…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée 13 From ALDI

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée 13 From ALDI

The eponymous area is centred on the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône wine region in south-eastern France. It is one of the most celebrated appellations from the southern part of the Rhône Valley, and prized vineyards are located around Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in the surrounding villages. Very reasonable price Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be either red or…

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Limberg – land of wine, honey and rather good coffee

Limberg – land of wine, honey and rather good coffee

Honey BEEingPure and Sweet? Sounds like advice for a good life. In reality, BEEingPure is the name of a small yet influential honey-making (or is it gathering?) company in Limburg in the Netherlands. We visited the site where some hives are kept in a tranquil environment which rather resembles an allotment. Bee-attracting flowers bloom, insects…

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Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines by Tom Bruce-Gardyne introduces the reader to the colourful story of how this delicious sparkling wine became the centrepiece of any smart party or event, and almost anywhere in the world. Champagne has universal appeal. This impressive tome looks at the essential and celebrated method of…

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Davy’s Tappit Hen

Davy’s Tappit Hen

Davy’s Tappit Hen? Sounds like a chicken-shaped friend of a lad called Davy. But it is in fact a cosy wine bar, and Davy’s Tappit Hen is one of the celebrated venues of a fifth-generation wine merchant. Wine has been the business of Davy’s since 1870 and they still choose and import their own wines….

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