• Wines for Comfort Food

    Wines for Comfort Food

    In her article in Delicious Magazine on the best wines for comfort food, Susy Atkins recommends a selection of wines to complement hearty dishes. Suzy highlights wines that pair well with classics such as chilli, fish pie and roast chicken, offering a variety of options from different regions and at different price points. The Baron…

  • Saperavi Grape

    Saperavi Grape

    The Metro newspaper recently shed light on the ‘Saperavi’, a grape that originates from Georgia, between Eastern Europe and West Asia. Saperavi bears a striking resemblance in taste and character to Cabernet Sauvignon but with a twist. It also has the warming spice and rich texture reminiscent of a hearty Argentinian Malbec. What sets Saperavi…

  • Finding Good Value

    Finding Good Value

    Victoria Moore, a wine correspondent from the Telegraph Newspaper, discusses the impact of inflation on wine prices in her recent article (article might be behind paywall by the time you read this). She notes that British shoppers are typically thrifty when buying wine, often seeking the best deals, particularly in supermarkets. Moore acknowledges the challenge…

  • La Vieille Ferme Rosé

    La Vieille Ferme Rosé

    La Vieille Ferme Rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz/Syrah. Despite its modest 3.6 rating on Vivino, it comes recommended by the Telegraph newspaper and proved to be a pleasant discovery for me given I am not into Rosé. The wine has a floral aroma and the taste distinguishes itself with its dryness,…

  • Produttori Primitivo di Manduria Riserva

    Produttori Primitivo di Manduria Riserva

    The 2019 vintage from the Consorzio Produttori Vini in Manduria is a testament to the rich heritage of the winery, established in 1932, a date proudly displayed on the bottle, hinting at the decades of winemaking expertise behind each bottle. This full-bodied wine, with its robust 14.5% alcohol content, is also suitable for vegans. The…

  • 25% off Wine at Waitrose

    25% off Wine at Waitrose

    Waitrose has 25% off 6 bottles or more of wine and Champagne priced £6 or over from 1 November to 7 November inclusive.

  • Triade Rosso IGT Puglia

    Triade Rosso IGT Puglia

    Triade Rosso is a interesting red wine from Puglia in Italy. This blend combines three grape varieties: Primitivo, Negroamaro, and Nero di Troia. The result is a wine that is deep red in colour, offering a different type of complexity. On the nose, the wine greets you with a bouquet of blueberries, dark cherries, cinnamon…

  • Good Housekeeping’s German Rieslings

    Good Housekeeping’s German Rieslings

    The Good Housekeeping Institute’s annual Wine Awards panel, consisting of 10 WSET-accredited experts, sampled various bottles to identify the Best German Rieslings, for 2023. German Riesling wines are renowned for their sophisticated flavours, intricate depth, and invigorating zest. These wines offer a spectrum of tastes, from exceedingly dry to delightfully sweet, and usually feature a…

  • 25% off Wine at Waitrose

    25% off Wine at Waitrose

    Waitrose has 25% off 6 bottles or more of wine and Champagne priced £6 or over from 27 September to 3 October inclusive.

  • Pazzia Primitivo di Manduria

    Pazzia Primitivo di Manduria

    This Primitivo di Manduria has gained a reputation, not just for its 4.2 rating on Vivino but also for being among Vivino’s the top 25 Southern Italy Primitivo wines in the United Kingdom at the time of writing this review. A previous 2019 vintage was a Bronze IWC winner. Decanter’s review of previous vintages, which…

  • Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023

    Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023

    The Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023 uncovers great wines across various price points, styles and regions. The awards are backed by rigorous testing from the Good Housekeeping Institute, which has a long-standing reputation for evaluating the best in food and drink. For the inaugural awards, experts tasted wines from nine key wine-growing countries and assessed…

  • Chilled Red Wines Are Reshaping Trends

    Chilled Red Wines Are Reshaping Trends

    The UK recently experienced one of its wettest Julys on record and this has had a surprising impact on wine sales. Waitrose, a prominent supermarket chain, has reported a significant increase in red wine purchases, particularly those that can be enjoyed chilled. The trend has even found its way onto social media platforms like TikTok,…

  • 25% off Wine at Waitrose

    25% off Wine at Waitrose

    Waitrose has 25% OFF 6 BOTTLES or more of wine and Champagne priced £5 or over until 29/8/23.

  • WineGB Industry Report

    WineGB Industry Report

    The wine industry in England and Wales has been experiencing great growth, as evidenced by the recent WineGB Industry Survey (PDF). The WineGB Industry Survey received 155 responses, capturing 91% of wine production in Britain. This comprehensive data provides a clear snapshot of the current state of the industry and its potential for future growth….

  • Tips for Waitrose

    Tips for Waitrose

    Jancis Robinson has useful ‘Bargains at Waitrose‘ blog post that mentions some of the more affordable, great wines available from Waitrose: WhitesA A Badenhorst, The Curator 2022 Coastal Region 13%, South Africa £8.99Morandé, Terrarum Patrimonial Semillón 2022 Maule 12.5% Chile £9.99Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner 2022 Traisental 12.5%, Austria £10.99Zacharias Assyrtiko 2022 Peloponnese 14% Greece £11.99…

  • Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

    Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

    The Yealands reserve collection showcases the premium fruit from Yealand’s ‘Seaview’ site in the Awatere Valley. It offers a more pronounced passionfruit and citrus flavour profile compared to the standard Yealands Sauvignon Blanc. I found this to be a great wine, one that I plan to purchase again, though my preference still leans towards the…

  • Waitrose to Cut Wine Shelf Space

    Waitrose to Cut Wine Shelf Space

    The Drinks Business is reporting that Waitrose intends to cut down the shelf space dedicated to wine to accommodate an increased selection of alcohol-free products. Blue signage will mark designated areas for non-alcoholic options in 253 stores, increasing the space for these items by 60%. Pierpaolo Petrassi, head of beers, wines, and spirits at Waitrose,…