Archive for May, 2012
Last year, I declared that English wine had come a long way.
I may have been a bit premature.
Hot on the heels of sampling some fabulous sparklers at an English Wine Producers trade event, came a short, sharp dose of reality – tasting more than 40 English wines blind. Stripped of labels, information about the producers, stories behind the wines and other influencing factors, there was nowhere to hide. (more…)
We Brits love a bargain.
Getting something for next to nothing is part of our national psyche. Especially when it comes to wine.
No, this isn’t a diatribe about cheap wine. Been there. Done that.
This is about good value wine. (more…)
Before I went to a recent Wines of Navarra tasting, my thoughts were as follows: wines from this region are approachable, made primarily from Garnacha (Grenache) and Tempranillo, and great value compared to neighbouring Rioja. Oh, and they make a lot of rosado (rosé).