Archive | June, 2016

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Champagne De Castelnau – the coming of age

You might be forgiven for never having heard of Champagne De Castelnau. To be honest, it had slipped under my radar until recently, too. Its name and label are not exactly memorable even if you had spotted a bottle or two on the supermarket shelves, which you wouldn’t because they are not sold anywhere other […]

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Burgundy – The Pleasure and The Pain

Burgundy, or Bourgogne as we must now properly refer to it as, can be quite an inaccessible wine region physically, financially and in terms of trying to get to grips with understanding all its sacred village names and individual vineyard plots or crus. There is no international airport nearby so it’s either a question of […]


Mix Six from Majestic

We recommend these wines on offer at Majestic, showing the mix six price. Pierre-Jean Sauvion, Sauvignon Blanc 2014/15 – Val de Loire – £6.99 Sauvignon Blanc undoubtedly makes ideal summer drinking – nothing wrong with adding an ice cube or some sparkling water when it is really hot! This is a textbook example, dry, zesty […]