Loin de l’oeil 2021, ‘Loved and Found’

Waitrose. £8.99 If you haven’t explored their ‘Loved and Found’ range yet, head over to Waitrose, and start with this delicious, smooth white from south western France. It’s a bargain at £8.99, and a chance to discover something new. The name is the grape, a little- known one ( as the range implies), unique toContinue reading “Loin de l’oeil 2021, ‘Loved and Found’”

Lidl Zibibbo 2021, Duca di Castelmonte

Lidl, £7.49 Sicily, Italy Lidl have brought in a lovely little range of Italian wines for their spring season. One of the best is the little-known Zizibbo, remember it just for its fun name! A little-known grape from Sicily, one of the oldest’s in the world, originally from Egypt, and brought to the Italian isles.Continue reading “Lidl Zibibbo 2021, Duca di Castelmonte”

Passamano Frappato Syrah 2021

Lidl. £6.99 Sicily, Italy Definitely my bargain of the week. This little gem is overloaded with a juicy riot of summer fruits; raspberry and cherry, juicy, a real fruit bomb of flavour. Light in style, soft, fruity, with a dusting of wild herbs. The sicilian frappato grape, in its fresh exuberant glory, is tempered withContinue reading “Passamano Frappato Syrah 2021”

Campbells Rutherglen Muscat Australia

Australia Waitrose £12.99 down to £10.49 ( offer ends 1st Jan 2023) Make sure you don’t miss out on this luscious delight before Christmas! Sumptuous, intensely rich and decadent dessert wine from Australia – true liquid nectar, as it beguiles the senses with irresistibly rich smells and flavours – the epitome of indulgence – caramel,Continue reading “Campbells Rutherglen Muscat Australia”

Perano Chianti Classico Riserva, Frescobaldi 2017

Tuscany, Italy Great Wine Company. £35 An elegant classic from one of Tuscany’s best known producers. it’s Christmas, so I’m indulging in a more expensive wine for the festivities, and this is a beauty. Elegant, and poised, with all the hallmarks of quality, style and class, beautifully matured.  It weaves rich morello cherry fruit, throughContinue reading “Perano Chianti Classico Riserva, Frescobaldi 2017”

Ladies who shoot their lunch, Wild ferment Shiraz 2019

Victoria, Australia.       Great Wine Company £25 ( down from £29.50) As the quirky name suggests, a silky red that’s perfect with game ( and many other dishes). Smokey, rich in dark, brooding fruit, and oozing sweet, gamey aromas, this is a sophisticated take on Shiraz. Glorious sweetness of fruit, and lively freshness, scatteredContinue reading “Ladies who shoot their lunch, Wild ferment Shiraz 2019”

Mara Martin Godello 2021

Galicia, Spain.     Great Wine Company £12.95 Exquisitely elegant and refined white from the Atlantic-influenced region of Galicia in north-west Spain.  Albarinho is the best-known grape from this region, but this is Godello, a lesser-known, but equally exciting one! A riot of exotic fruit leaps from the glass; crystal clean, vibrant, with masses of textureContinue reading “Mara Martin Godello 2021”