Posts Tagged Viognier


If This Film Were A Wine 2012


Last year, I had a bit of fun matching wine to films during the BAFTAs and then again for the Oscars.  As it turns out, these were two of my more popular posts of the entire year.

So, with the 2012 BAFTA film awards almost upon us here are my recommendations of what wine to drink with each movie nominated for Best Film and Outstanding British Film. (more…)

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Go Ahead – Make My Wine


Nicole Rolet is living the dream.  Specifically, she’s living my dream.

Owning a vineyard in a gorgeous, sunny location. Living in a centuries-old stunning house. Producing beautiful award-winning wines.

But hearing Nicole tell the story of getting Chêne Bleu wines up and running,  it’s clear this hasn’t all been rainbows and unicorns. (more…)

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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…)

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So Long, NZ Sauvignon


This is the tale of how social media changed my mind about New Zealand wine. I’d got a bit sick of them, you see. All those endless supermarket shelves of gooseberry-screaming Sauvignon Blanc, and those big, jammy Pinot Noirs that all began to taste the same. Which I guess is why they’ve become so popular in the UK. Rather like your favourite chocolate bar, you know exactly what you are getting every time you buy these wines. To price-conscious Brits, that’s manna from heaven. (more…)

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Wines I’ve Been Drinking


I may have climbed on my soapbox about rising alcohol levels but that doesn’t mean I’m a stranger to wines with fuller figures. I’ve even dabbled with a size 15% recently. (more…)

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