El Castro de Valtuille Mencia Joven, 2012

El Castro de Valtuille Mencia Joven, 2012
This wine was recommended to me by the reliably excellent advice of The Good Wine Shop in Kew Village, after I specifically went there to purchase a Carchelo for my friend to taste as an option for her birthday party. Recommended as a good party wine, maybe a little rough around the edges and youthful, but good ...

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010
Continuing my current love affair with Spanish wines – and particularly recently with the ones lying in my cellar thus far unopened! I decided it was time to explore this Pruno from Finca Villacreces which I bought on-spec last November, just to see what I got exactly …and of course whether I should be ordering ...

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009
Spain has taken over from Argentina in my books as THE place to look for consistently beautiful well made wines for a relative bargain – notice I didn’t say cheap necessarily? But for value for money and pleasurable drinking at a high standard, Spain is currently a vast source… I discovered this at the Juserini ...

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, 2004

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, 2004
After recieving an email from Bodega Santa Cecilia which highlighted a Spanish wine for an astonishing 4 Euros! and where I got some extremely rare El Reventón (the total UK allocation is apparently something like 2 cases!) for a staggering £35 which is a total steal, partly by somehow not ending up paying any duty, ...

Bodegas Emilio Moro, 2009

Bodegas Emilio Moro, 2009
According to Emilio Moro “”Wine is an art, if you know how to listen it speaks to you, telling you when it needs racking and when it needs to rest. It is like a living being that you have to understand, look after and care for.” I get that, it’s what I thought winemaking was ...

Descendientes de José Palacios Bierzo Pétalos, 2009

Descendientes de José Palacios Bierzo Pétalos, 2009
I forget how good this wine is – and how much I like it. I first discovered it on my visit to Valencia a few years ago and brought just a single treasured bottle back with me, but I’m very glad it’s now available through my local Majestic. It has just enough fruit to be satisfying, ...

Les Terrasses Priorat, 2002

Les Terrasses Priorat, 2002
After failing to find two bottles of Château St Pierre that were supposed to be lying somewhere in my cellar, I uncovered an old hoard of wine hidden away that I agreed to store for my friend Geoff when he moved to Ireland – about 8 years ago!! Amongst them was this Priorat that according ...

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, 2011

Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, 2011
Cheaply made but quite drinkable more-ish raspberry ripple ice cream, just a little hollow in the middle. £25 Canbury Arms Share this:FacebookTwitter

Mas d’en Gil Coma Vella, Priorat, 2005

Mas d’en Gil Coma Vella, Priorat, 2005
There’s noth­ing like a well made Ital­ian wine to per­fectly com­ple­ment a well made pizza. It’s a shame then that I’d run out of tra­di­tional well made Ital­ian wines to have with my tra­di­tional well made Fri­day night Pizza. Well, run out isn’t exactly true — there’s at least 28 bot­tles of Ital­ian wine in ...
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