REVIEW: Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Nov 24

Reviewer Name: Helen Name of Wine: Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Region: South Africa Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2014 Value for Money: Yes Would You Buy It Again?: Yes Verdict: 5 out of 5 A great little number that doesn’t have that sharp and sometimes bitter taste that new mines are maligned for. Would try again. Share this:...

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REVIEW: Grande Provence Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc

Nov 10

REVIEW: Grande Provence Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc

Reviewer Name: Mary   Name of Wine: Grande Provence Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc Region: South Africa Grape Variety: Suvignon Blanc Vintage: N/A Value for Money: Yes Would You Buy It Again?: Yes Verdict: 4 out of 5   Comments: Well, this is great. I’ve heard a lot about Grande Provence in the past but never the pleasure of their wine in my glass. This...

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REVIEW: J.P. Chenet Sauvignon Blanc

Nov 10

Name: Jimmy   Region: France Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2013 Value for Money: No Would You Buy It Again?: No Verdict: 2 out of 5   Comments: Far too dry for my tastes but I appreciate it would a decent choice for those who like similar wines. However, after a few sips, it did begin to grow on. Whether or not that was down to me being slightly...

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REVIEW: Grande Reserve Merlot 2012

Nov 10

Reviewer Name: Jackson   Name of Wine: Grande Reserve Merlot Region: France Grape Variety: Merlot Vintage: 2012 Value for Money: Not Really Would You Buy It Again?: No Verdict: 1 out of 5   Comments: Pretty awful, but what do you expect for £2 from Asda? Lingers long in the mouth and ruins your tastebuds for at least an hour after drinking. unless...

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How to prevent dementia and alzeimer’s disease – drink good wine!

Dec 09

There is loads of press about the dementia epidemic affecting the UK. Yet there is very little constructive advice for people worried about it, and there is virtually no advice on how to prevent or delay it happening to you. But all the medical evidence is out there. Here is a passage taken from Dr Phil Norrie’s paper on the health benefits of good...

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Barón de Barbón Rioja Versus Posada del Rey

Nov 07

Since Christmas is coming soon it is time for me to decide what wines my family and I should order for the December period. I absolutely adore Spanish red wines. On the whole I think Spanish reds are by far the best and so last night I decided to compare a couple to decide which would make it into our Christmas order. As Rioja is my favourite so far in life I thought...

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Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland

Jul 26

Now that the UK government has dropped plans to introduce a minimum alcohol pricing strategy, more focus is on the Scottish parliament who are allegedly pushing ahead with their own plans. I strongly suspect that these plans will also be shelved when the mighty Scotch whisky industry stamps it’s feet hard enough though. However, how would this affect wine if...

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