May 30, 2013
My favourite two wines from our casual wine club last week were both from Marlborough in New Zealand. The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2011.
May 19, 2013
I am not sure how long these have been on the shelf, but I was interested to see these two bottles in my local M&S yesterday. Labelled as Sauvignon Blanc with Apples and Tempranillo Rose with Strawberries they are in the wine section but don’t use the word wine anywhere on the packaging. Fruit wines are nothing new but the way that these products are positioned is interesting. They are marketed...
May 19, 2011
White wine blends from South Africa have been making a big impression over the past few years. At the forefront have been Bordeaux style wines including Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. This year I have been making an effort to avoid Sauvignon Blanc (I am yet to buy a bottle) just to try and get myself to explore other varietals. But luckily that doesn’t extend to tastings! Perched in a convenient row...
Jan 17, 2011
Sauvignon Blanc relapse ABS. It’s a well known acronym to do with how effectively your car brakes work. A convenient coincidence, as it also stands for Anything But Sauvignon which was one of my aims for 2011. Putting the brakes on my consumption of this grape varietal meant no more cash would leave my wallet (on the odd occasion that some found its way in) to buy another bottle of what I generally...
Oct 18, 2010
The Fine Wine Fair took place at the Chelsea Old Town Hall this weekend. The event was a cross section of wines from old and new world producers, presented by regional wine bodies as well as agents and retailers for the various brands. There were a series of master classes presented, including closer looks at wine regions as well as some chocolate and wine pairing. So Saturday afternoon was spent learning...