Wine reviews:

Camel Valley, Pinot Noir Brut 2010

Published on June 2, 2013

This was my pick of the pops (ark, ark) from the annual English tasting in May.

Luis Felipe Edwards, Signature Series Syrah Reserva, 2012

Published on May 13, 2013

For £6 and just over, on promo, this was my best value for flavour wine of the Majestic press tasting.

Marks and Spencer Toscana Bianco 2012

Published on May 3, 2013

For £6, this was my best value for flavour wine of the M&S press tasting.

St Chinian – “crème de la crème”?

Published on April 8, 2013

In trying to build the reputation of the appellation the Saint Chinian syndicate has made a marketing campaign around easy-drinking, everyday wines and terroir wines from the appellation.

Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra, 2010

Published on November 12, 2012

This has to be one of the best value red wines being offered the Wine Soc just now.

Prestige Carmagnole 2011, Côtes du Roussillon Villages – Caramany

Published on October 27, 2012

A delicious southern French red blend from Marks and Sparks. Yum

Hofstätter Joseph Lagrein

Published on October 7, 2012

Wine Soc have made an inspired choice with this wine.

Wachau Smaragd – a 25 year view

Published on June 21, 2012

A tasting in Vienna marked the 25th anniversary of the smaragd style of wine from Austria’s Wachau region.

Crus Bourgeois 2009 – tasting notes

Published on October 5, 2011

The Alliance des Cru bourgeois announced the list of cru bourgeois for the 2009 vintage at the end of September 2011. Here are the tasting notes of the wines I tasted.

Steinertal vineyard, Wachau, Austria

Published on June 23, 2011

Steinertal is one of the first vineyards encountered at the eastern end of the Wachau. Two wines by Alzinger and FX Pichler highlight its favour.

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