Wine reviews:

A minor musing on ‘natural’ – via Raventos i Blanc xarel-lo

Published on June 24, 2016

A minor musing on ‘natural’ – I’m reminded of certified organic wines in the early days, so 20 years ago and more

Exton Park, Pinot Meunier Rosé

Published on June 13, 2016

This 100% pinot meunier bubbly from Hampshire vineyard Exton Park is jolly tasty. It’s very unusual to find a traditional method sparkler made using just this grape variety.

Tasmania – a masterclass with Michael Hill-Smith MW

Published on April 26, 2016

Michael Hill-Smith MW is the co-founder of Shaw and Smith in Adelaide Hills, and of Tolpuddle Vineyard in Tasmania. He put together a masterclass to show what Tas is doing best, namely sparkling, riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir.

When is Cava not Cava?

Published on November 12, 2015

Raventos i Blanc has just released a new sparkling wine – a blanc de noir, or blanc de negres – from the 2011 vintage, called Textures de Pedra.

Salvaje del Moncayo, Garnacha 2014, £6.95

Published on October 24, 2015

This was a star for me of the recent Wine Society press tasting. Full of flavour and outstanding value.

Tore delle Signore, Verduzzo Friulano, 1992

Published on May 24, 2015

Tasted this delicious dessert wine the other day. Remarkably fresh and flavoursome for a 23-year old white wine. The full name is a bit of a handful though.

Helderberg Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Published on October 22, 2013

Tasty new wine from M&S

Bolo Godello 2012,

Published on October 1, 2013

Best value white wine from the Wine Society’s recent press tasting?

My 3,000th twitter follower

Published on July 7, 2013

My 3,000th twitter follower (@NMollard) makes wine. How wonderful is that? They even sent me a bottle to taste, so I thought I’d write it up here.

Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Noir 2012

Published on June 17, 2013

This is a really tasty, pretty much entry level, New Zealand pinot noir, from the bottom of North Island.

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