Archive | November, 2016


Rioja – Land of a Thousand Wines

Few wine regions are as diverse in their landscape as Rioja. A relatively small area of only 70 miles east to west and 30 miles north to south, it boasts 150 square miles of interlocking mountain ranges shielding the land from both warm and cold winds, influencing the climate, the terrain, the exposure to sun […]

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Radio Wm Recommendations Low/no added sulphur wines

 Emiliana Signos de Origen Chardonnay Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 14.5% Slurp £11.95 Vintage Roots £11.99   A full-bodied perfect-for-winter white – a blend of Rhône grapes with Chardonnay from Chile’s Casablanca Valley. Flavours of apricot and peach together with toasty, creamy oak and a burst of fresh acidity make it a really moreish wine. Biodynamically produced. […]

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Radio WM Majestic Recommendations

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 14% Majestic – £13.49      £9.99 Mixed 6 price South African Chenin is some of the best in the world. This oaked example is beautifully textured with tropical fruit and citrusy crispness; it’s also honeyed and buttery.   Food match: Honey-glazed pork, Hawaiian Chicken with pineapple   […]

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Radio WM Recommendations on taste at Love Wine

Most Wanted Albariño 2015 12.5% Sainsbury’s £8.00 (25% when you buy 6) or £7 at Love Wine. Also at Co-op and Bargain Booze. Peachy aromas, quite textured in the mouth but with a real vibrant zippiness about it. From Galicia known as ‘green Spain’ in the north-west, the small region quality of Rias Baixas produces […]

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Radio WM – Couple of Co-op bargains

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2016 13% Co-op £6.99 reduced from £9.39 – 25% off. My favourite under a tenner New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Zesty lime, with gooseberry flavours polished off with a smoky finish. Particularly great value from the Co-op at the moment, because it’s worth every penny at the full price too. Food match: […]

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Radio WM Recommendations

The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc 2014 £12.50 Noel Young Wines A brilliant wine for the price from old vines with rooibos tea bushes, made by one of South Africa’s exciting new wine-making talents. It’s from Piekernierskloof which is much easier to say after you’ve had a glass of this singing, zingy, spicy wine which lingers […]

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Radio WM Bordeaux Week

Dourthe No.1 2015 12%                                                                         The Wine Society £8.50 A Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux is more delicate than some of […]