Archive | November, 2015

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The end of the year is often a time to indulge in reflection. To consider what you’ve learnt, what you’ve tasted. What winey delights did 2015 give you? I’d rather not attempt to count the number of wines I have tasted, presented and drunk in the last twelve months (my doctor might be reading this) instead […]


A Lidl Message

              A Lidl message from Richard:   ‘‘Lidl’s latest Wine Cellar Collection starts this Thursday, November 26th. As ever, I cannot guarantee exactly what will be in stock in your local store, but the following would be my picks…….   Bissinger Premier Cru Champagne  £15.99   Pouilly-Vinzelles £9.99 Riesling […]

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Bordeaux Bargains for Christmas

If you are already thinking about your Christmas drinking or Christmas presents, or both, you may find these amazing Bordeaux bargains from Tesco Wine by the Case worth taking advantage of. All 5 are from top vintages, 2009 and 2010, can be drunk now but will also keep for several years and at these reduced prices deliver […]

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Bubbles in Brum

Birmingham may not immediately spring to mind as the centre of the universe for Champagne. But think again. Up here in beautiful Brum, yes indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we have a lot to celebrate – a state of the art library, a new New Street station, Michelin starred restaurants coming […]