Archive | July, 2016

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Radio WM Recommendations 29/07

Marks & Spencer Mineralstein Riesling 2014 £10.00 12% A crisp, refreshing and moreish white, not at all in the style of the German wines your Nan drank back in the day. This is a modern mouth-tingling joy; heady floral aromas, yet dry and taut, lively and zingy. Food match: Sushi, smoked fish and Thai food. […]

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Radio WM 22/07

This week’s Radio WM feature wines with a Tour de France theme as the cyclists pedal their way up and down the mountains of the Savoie region.   Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier 2015 Asda £6.00 (Tesco £5.50 until 25th July) 13.5% Rounded and dry without the searing acidity some people don’t like in wine. It’s nonetheless fresh, […]

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Radio WM 15/07

Dourthe Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Majestic £6.99 (mixed 6 price) 12% Attractive passionfruit and elderflower aromas, crisp and fresh by a great Bordeaux name, Dourthe. Bordeaux Blanc seems too often to slip under the radar. Don’t over-look them –they’ve got bags of elegance and style. Food: great with goat’s cheese, salads and shellfish.     […]

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Sauvignon for Summer

The popularity of Sauvignon Blanc is showing no signs of letting up. People continue to buy, wineries continue to plant. We drink it throughout the year, of course, but it’s an especially fitting wine for summer drinking because it is generally very refreshing, zingy and uplifting, and usually it’s bottled with a screwcap closure which […]

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Radio WM Recommendations 8/7/16

Listen here at 1:17 available to listen until 7/8/16   CO-OP TRULY IRRESISTIBLE FIANO 2014  £6.99      12%                   International Wine Challenge Gold medallist and winner of the “Best Value White Wine under £7.00” trophy. This is 100% Fiano. It’s a medium bodied wine from Benevento in southern Italy. A little peachy number both in style and fruit character […]

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Radio WM Recommendations 1/7/16

Picpoul de Pinot Tesco Finest* 2015 £6.00 12.5% Refreshing, zingy and sort of lip-smacking which is perhaps not surprising as Picpoul means lip-stinger (apparently). It’s also just a little salty so is oyster-matching magic. Great for sunny day picnics. Not great for keeping for months on end. So drink now in the summer months. Food: […]