The Wine of Life
Ask many casual wine drinkers to name a white Spanish wine, and they’ll likely mention Torres Viña Sol. The ubiquitous Miguel Torres produces Spanish wine and brandy in various styles, ranging from everyday to high-end. Torres Viña Sol is perhaps the producer’s best-known wine: Walk into just about any wine store or supermarket and you’ll […]
Tio Pepe is a great sherry producer. They have a wonderful range, and are producing some exceptional wines from their base in Jerez, Spain. Yet unlike Harvey’s or Crofts, they’re more well known for their savoury wines. That’s great if you prefer salted almonds to trifle, as savoury sherry can make salty, savoury, umami flavours […]
If there’s a chicken in the room, you may want to angle the monitor away from them. That’s because dry white burgundy wine makes their flesh so much more delicious, and buying a bottle is a great excuse to fire up the oven for some tasty plates of poultry.
Pedro Jimenez is like drinking a liquidised sticky toffee pudding. It’s that good, but unlike a chocolate bar, it has no added sugar. It’s just made from grapes like any other wine. So how on Earth do they make such a flavourful, delicious wine that feels like bungee jumping on your tongue into a vat […]
There’s a time and a place for rose champagne. Arguably it’s not 10.32 a.m. in a staff meeting while everyone else is drinking tea, or at any time down a pub with sawdust on the floor. But Moet Rosé is a very welcome guest at weddings, anniversaries and on Valentine’s Day. That’s because it tastes […]
Ah, Parra Alta Malbec – brambly, full bodied and jammy. You’re everything I look for in an easy drinking red, and yet, if you know where to look, there are better wines to be had. Better!? Oh yes. If your palette is anything like mine, you’ll love to read about these fruitier, fuller bodied answers […]
Have you tried Da Luca Prosecco? The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco has exploded in popularity over the last decade or so. These cheap and cheerful wines are beloved throughout the wine-drinking world, in large part because they offer a considerable saving when compared with Champagne. You can get a bottle of Prosecco for a fraction […]
Bordeaux has no shortage of superstar wines. Names like Château Margaux and Château Cheval Blanc are known and admired throughout the world. Despite their reputation (and price), there is an estate in the small commune of Pomerol whose reputation is even better: Château Pétrus.