I was making my way through my emails this morning and a couple of things caught my eye about Chinese wine. First up I had an email from a press officer at Sainsbury’s, which is a major supermarket in the UK, saying they were about to have a couple of Chinese wines on their lists. … More Chinese Wine Starts To Hit The Shelves in the UK
I’m always trying to work out what the best way of writing up these kind of days. I’m painfully aware that it’s ridiculously hard when you’re struggling with info to walk into a wine aisle at the supermarket and pick up a bottle. So maybe recommendations help? So with that in mind I trundled off … More The Highlights of Sainsbury’s Winter Wine Tasting
Again I’m clearly a day late here with my verdict. Busy weekend of my cricket club pub crawl (although half the usual pubs had gone out of business, sad times!), the subsequent hangover, and then a catch up with a great mate from Oslo that…er…got out of hand a bit left me nursing a glass … More #NWTW Week 40: The Verdict On Rioja
So it’s back to the whites and the new world and South America for the next choice. We’re going for Argentina’s next big thing: Torrontés! Thanks to Anthony for his picks, I’ve gone for the following:
Here we are at week 4 already! So we’ve gone for a couple of new world (roughly speaking that means non-european) wines so far, and one from the old world. We’ve had a couple of whites, and just the one red. So just to even it all up it’s an old world red, and this … More #NWTW Week 4: Italian Barbera
So left it a bit late this week to try this one, but it’s definitely managed to cure the Sunday-itis. Despite there being a few hiccups with the food side of things the wine itself managed to live up to expectations.
When I mentioned to Anthony that this was going to be my first choice of 2014 he seemed pretty happy. And he should be. The first time I really drank Albariño was on my stag do about 3 months ago in San Sebastian. For anyone who’s never been over to San Sebastian, then change that … More #NWTW Week 3: Albariño from North West Spain