In A Nutshell: A brilliantly simple, stylish and refreshing summer aperitif. Enjoy straight-up chilled in a wine glass, or with equal parts tonic or soda water in a cocktail glass garnished with citrus fruit.
David Williams rounded-up his 20 Best Summer Wines in the Observer yesterday. An interesting and eclectic selection, which included the 2014 Fleurie from organic producer Grand Pré.
The arrival of a new issue of The Wine Merchant magazine at Hallgarten Towers is always greeted with joy as it offers the team a chance to catch-up on the ins and outs of the independent retail sector in an enjoyable and often very amusing way.
In A Nutshell: A sumptuous and refreshing white from one of Campania’s (and Italy’s) most revered producers. 2015 was a stellar year, and this is a stellar wine.
Victoria Moore not only described Larry Cherubino as “a genius winemaker with name appropriate curly hair” (love that) in her Telegraph Weekend column, but also raved about his Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.
“Just imagine how arid it would be without European wine at all,” writes Damian Barr in his Sunday Times column, which this week focusses on the impact of Brexit – or ‘Boozexit’ as he delightfully terms it – on the UK’s drinking habits.
Ever wondered what ‘Sur Lie’ means on your bottle of Muscadet? Wonder no longer as the ever-ace Wine Folly has demystified this wine term in its latest post.
In A Nutshell: Described by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as ‘classy’ with ‘notes of white flowers, rose petals and strawberry’, this fresh and juicy rosé is the perfect summer drink.
Following on from his top 100 Best Value Summer Reds & Rosés, Matthew Jukes comlpleted the picture in Saturday’s Daily Mail with his 100 Best Value Summer Whites and Sparklers.
It’s certainly the season (summer) for the broadsheet’s to publish their lists of the best summer wines, and this weekend it was the Daily Telegraph’s turn.
When it comes to English white wine, it seems that the only way is Essex.
‘Staying In? Try a South African wine’, says John Wilson of the Irish Times. Couldn’t have put it better myself!