Category: Tasting Notes

Reviewing Ca’Vegar Custoza DOC

Everyone says the best part of having your name pulled from the hat to write a review is the tasting part. But just taking the bottle home, getting it to the right temperature, pretentiously swirling your glass, taking a mouthful and pulling air through your teeth just isn’t hedonistic enough for me. That’s not how we drink wine anyway. I’m

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Wines of Germany

Germany makes some of the most thrilling wines on the planet and we’ve recently put our heads together with Wines of Germany to show our customers what a fascinating journey German wine is (Click here for offers on the German range). It has a unique approach to winemaking and produces some of the very best wines in the world. Known

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Grüner Veltliner – The Austrian Gem

If you’ve been drinking wine for a while, the chances are you know what you like. However every now and again, it’s good to try something new. I was looking for an unusual white wine that offered lots of character. Looking through our range I noticed a wine from Austria, the Weingut Sepp Moser Breiter Rain Gruner Veltliner 2012. Quite

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Wine In Focus: The Intrepid Bear ‘Brown Bear’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

There is something about American wines that I absolutely love, so when you combine one of my favourite winemaking countries with my favourite red grape variety, I just had to bring attention to it. The Intrepid Bear Pinot Noir was created by highly esteemed winemaker Tom Rappe at the Bear Creak winery in Lodi California. This particular region enjoys a

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Oporto & Douro Valley Tasting Notes

Here are my tasting notes from my most recent trip to Portugal. If you want to read more about my trip, click HERE. Fonseca Siroco White Port – showing oxidation with nutty notes, a little Apple skin, and the palate is slightly sweet with a spirit kick. A little stone fruit too. Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port – gentle aromatics,

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Wine of the Month: Ridgeview Cuvee Merret Bloomsbury Brut 2012

Each month we select a special wine to feature as our wine of the month. it has to be special, it has to be available and of course, it has to be absolutely delicious. Luckily the Ridgeview Cuvee Merret Bloomsbury Brut 2012 ticks all the boxes. We also thought that with Christmas just around the corner, highlighting a sparkling wine

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Gewürztraminer – The Unknown

From its tongue-twisting name to its strangely compelling aroma, there is nothing bland or ordinary about wines made from this unique grape. If you’ve previously shied away from the unfamiliar then why not jump in with both feet and give this spicy little number a try? A Disputed Land The small mountainous region of Alsace in North Eastern France is

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6 White Wines You Need To Be Drinking

There is a tendency to think of white wine as a summer drink and red wine as a winter drink. On the surface it makes sense, you generally serve white wines cold with lighter dishes, those suited to the summer. Red wine can be just as refreshing, especially the lighter varieties like Pinot Noir, so next week we’re going to

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5 Reasons To Drink Pinot Noir

Personally Pinot Noir is my favourite grape variety, it comes from many countries and has many styles, so there is always something new and exciting to sample. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should drink Pinot Noir. 1) Some of the most esteemed and expensive wines in the World are made from Pinot Noir, most come from Burgundy

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Italian Pinot Grigio: Enjoying The Simple Things In Life

Does a wine always need to have complexity and an abundance of flavour to be enjoyed? Pinot Grigio isn’t renowned for either of those characteristics but yet it is one of the most popular grapes on the planet. Not all Pinot Grigio is the same, regardless of what some wine critics will say. You have the rich and honeyed character

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