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Asda bargains

Patting our back pockets today…………… ASDA Extra Special Chardonnay Asda £5.78 An Australian Chardonnay, which is almost embarrassingly cheap, a real bargain. I know the Aussie’s were responsible for giving Chardonnay a bad name but this isn’t one of those wines. This is creamy with a definite tropical fruitiness, it has lifted crispness and a […]

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Radio Wine Recommendations

If the pair below aren’t available in your local Aldi, they certainly are online today. I put an order in this morning but I have left you some, honest.   Lot 10 Clare Coonawarra Cabernet 2014 Aldi £6.99 was £9.99 All blackcurranty on the aromas and it tastes like Ribena for grown-ups too but with […]

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Rioja Recommendations for Radio WM

 This week’s wine recommendations for Radio WM come to you from Rioja, some of the best value wines around as proved by the mini selection below. Something for everyone. Campo Viejo Blanco 2015 Tesco £8, currently on offer at £6.50   There isn’t a lot of white Rioja made, and very little imported to the UK so […]

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Radio WM Recommendations

Tabalí Viognier Encantado Reserva Viognier 2014 Waitrose £9.99   As lovely on the nose as it is in the mouth, this is a great winter white. I find that the citrus and floral aromas are there in the taste as well, along with a slightly honeyed flavour. It’s dry but creamy, both mouth-watering and mouth-filling. […]

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Radio WM – two from Slurp

Hofmann Riesling Trocken ‘Vom Roten Stein’ Niersteiner 2014   Slurp £12.95 (from £14.95)   For TRY January, I urge you to buy a Riesling, this Riesling in fact. It’s dry and jam-packed full of exotic aromas and flavours. Smell passion-fruit, papaya and mango; in the taste, the feisty acidity it’s more like green apples and […]

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Waitrose Cellar offers

These few recommendations below from Waitrose Cellar (their online wine site) are excellent value wines but there are more in this promotion which might also appeal to you and help you to make up a case. Or two. So do take a look. The prices marked are the 25% off offer price Laurent Miquel Vérité […]

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Best Christmas Booze from Lidl

On Thursday November 24th, the latest Lidl Wine Cellar promotion began and the wine shelves should still be resplendent with Christmas-oriented fayre.   There are, as ever, a number of good buys but these are the ones Richard thinks will make your Christmas happiest: WHITE WINES Quincy Fief des Pierres Blanches 2015 – £8.99 Sauvignon […]

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BYWine recommends…………

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve: The Wine Society £172 per case of 6 bottles. For lovers of great champagne this is the bargain of the month, nay the year. It is not your common or garden non-vintage brut champagne; this is made with up to 40% reserve wines some of which are as old as 20 […]

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Olivier Dauga – The Maker of Wine

Olivier Dauga is memorable. He owns a natty line in loud shirts. Also in jackets, shoes and glasses. He’s striking though doesn’t immediately strike you as a rugby player, as he once was, or a wine-maker as he is now. He calls himself Le Faiseur de Vin, an arresting moniker, fully fitting with his fashion […]

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Radio WM – a couple of mince pie wines

Château Roumieu Sauternes 2013, Bordeaux, France 13.5%   Co-op (37.5cl) £12.99   Citrus, apricot, honey, pineapple, butterscotch – as gorgeous on the nose as it is opulent in the mouth. One of life’s affordable luxuries to enjoy any time of the year. Read more on the wonders of Sauternes here   Food match: Surprisingly versatile, […]