Archive for March, 2011


A Smooth, Dark Crowd-Pleaser


OK – so I’ve missed my chance to be Find Wine‘s very own critic. Blame it on the late arrival of the bottle to be reviewed for the competition, combined with my kitchen being ripped out.

However, I did eventually get to open One Chain’s The Opportunist Shiraz 2008, from Australia’s Limestone Coast.

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Summer Lovin’ From The Wine Society


As the impact of the new duty on wine sinks in, there was a timely reminder today of how you can still drink well within a budget – and not resort to supermarket “offers”. (more…)

Come To The Cabernet


After my little rant about a Rioja that was almost 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it’s nice to see a wine from the Penedès DO (denomination of origin) clearly marked as a varietal – a wine made primarily from one grape and carrying the name of said grape. In this case, it was a bottle of  Bodega Pinord’s Chateldon Reserva 2004. (more…)

Charge Of The White Brigade


Spain. A bit of unchartered territory for me. Sure, I’m familiar with Rioja, Albariño, Rueda, Cava and sherry. But there is so much I don’t know.   (more…)

Toast Of Martinborough 2


When we visited Escarpment in New Zealand last November, we **only** got to taste some of its the wine straight from the barrel. Yeah, some hardship. So, it was great to get the chance to try some of the wines with food at the latest winemaker’s dinner held by The Providores in London. (more…)