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BBC WM Wine Recommendations 5/5/17

Roc St Vincent 2015 Bordeaux Blanc Sainsbury’s now £6.25 (75p off) Did you know Sauvignon Blanc comes from Bordeaux? (Or possibly the Loire, the jury’s out). With a long history of growing this grape and more recent research into how to make the wines ever more expressive, there are some lovely Sauvignon Blancs to be […]

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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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A Bit of Bordeaux Blanc

Bordeaux is all about red wine. Claret. Médoc. St. Emillion. Expensive Crus Classés. But actually there is so much more to Bordeaux than that. 88% is indeed red wine but that means that 12% is not. There’s a titchy bit of rosé made and some of the best sweet white wines in the world come from […]

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Pouilly-Fumé Les Princes Ermites 2013

I just love it when a wine hits me in the face with a great big smack of quality, especially when I am not altogether expecting it. The Wine Society press tasting found me mouth agape, pointing with raised eye-brows to the Pouilly-Fumé I’d just tasted. Other tasters around me agreed. I had had my pen-poised to write something […]