Wine of the Month

Wine of the Month – July 2012: Jim Barry, The Florita Riesling, 2007, Clare Valley, Australia (The Wine Society £23.00)

Wine of the Month – July 2012: Jim Barry, The Florita Riesling, 2007, Clare Valley, Australia (The Wine Society £23.00)

July 8, 2012 11:49 am / Wine of the Month

Every so often I get blown away by a wine.  I was hoping this would happen to me this month with a new varietal to me, Godello from Northern Spain, as I tried Louro Godello, Valdeorras 2010, recommended by no less a wine luminary than Jancis Robinson.  However, this wine [...]

 
Wine of the Month – June 2012: The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2010 (SA Wines Online £22.00)

Wine of the Month – June 2012: The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2010 (SA Wines Online £22.00)

June 15, 2012 9:04 am / Wine of the Month

I promise that I will stop choosing South African whites as my wine of the month soon!  But, having just finished my last bottle of the 2009, I could not resist choosing this iconic South African Chenin Blanc for my June wine.  The 2010 vintage has been included in the [...]

 
Wine of the Month – May 2012: The Foundry Roussanne 2010 (The Wine Society £10.95)

Wine of the Month – May 2012: The Foundry Roussanne 2010 (The Wine Society £10.95)

May 11, 2012 8:10 am / Wine of the Month

This unusual wine from Stellenbosch, South Africa is the maiden vintage of this varietal from The Foundry.  Roussanne is most associated with white wines in the Rhone.  In the northern Rhone, blended with Marsanne, it is found in white Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph.  In the south, without Marsanne, it is [...]

 
Wine of the Month – April 2012: Vinalba Malbec Reserva 2010 Mendoza (Majestic Wines £10.99 or £7.99 each for every 2 bottles purchased)

Wine of the Month – April 2012: Vinalba Malbec Reserva 2010 Mendoza (Majestic Wines £10.99 or £7.99 each for every 2 bottles purchased)

April 13, 2012 3:40 pm / Wine of the Month

17 April is Malbec World Day and, in honour of this event, I have selected this Malbec from a selection of four recently tasted at my local Majestic.  Although it wasn’t the highest scorer of the four, I have selected it for sheer value for money and I recommend purchasing [...]

 
Wine of the Month – March 2012: Springfield Estate Methode Ancienne Chardonnay 2006 (SA Wines Online £18.99)

Wine of the Month – March 2012: Springfield Estate Methode Ancienne Chardonnay 2006 (SA Wines Online £18.99)

March 11, 2012 1:05 pm / Wine of the Month

One of the great things about being South African is my regular visit to Cape Town where I so enjoy eating out.  Every restaurant I have visited there has a great selection of wines and, whatever you may think of South African reds, a great selection of excellent white wines [...]

 
Wine of the Month – February 2012: La Collina dei Ciliegi, Amarone della Valpolicella 2007 (Laithwaites £25.00)

Wine of the Month – February 2012: La Collina dei Ciliegi, Amarone della Valpolicella 2007 (Laithwaites £25.00)

February 10, 2012 5:33 pm / Wine of the Month

February is, of course, the month of Valentine’s Day and this wine of the month is being posted just in time for the great day.  Now, most wine-lovers will instinctively go for champagne as the drink of choice for a romantic evening but, being the contrarian I am, I am [...]

 
Wine of the Month – January 2012: Perez Cruz Winemaker’s Selection 2009 (Virgin Wines £19.99)

Wine of the Month – January 2012: Perez Cruz Winemaker’s Selection 2009 (Virgin Wines £19.99)

January 13, 2012 8:40 pm / Wine of the Month

This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cot (Malbec) from the Maipo Alto region of Chile.  It is currently on special offer at £9.99 from Virgin Wines for a limited time.  The wine is intensely dark purple in colour and its vibrant, youthful, blackcurrant fruit hits you immediately [...]