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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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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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Radio WM Recommendations

 La Garnacha 2014 Salvaje del Moncayo 13.5% Majestic £7.99 (mixed 6 price) and The Wine Society £7.75 This is a steal. Garnacha (or Grenache as it’s also known) has really lovely jammy aromas and flavours. This one also has a bracing freshness. The wild red fruitiness mingles perfectly with just a hint, but a very […]

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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 […]

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Bragging isn’t a very British way to behave.  So forgive me. But I simply have to boast about the amazing exhibitors we have secured for Love Wine, the wine festival BYWine is organising on 7th November at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. For starters we have four of the most important and interesting local wine merchants; […]

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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 […]

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Moulin Touchais

You may never have heard of Moulin Touchais before now but you might wish you had. The Touchais are a negociant family in the Loire Valley, in Anjou specifically, selling pretty good local wines. Their Moulin Touchais, a Coteaux du Layon, is their iconic wine, their Holy Grail, their stellar wine and all those other […]

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Wine-related Christmas Gifts

Wine gifts for Christmas are a safe bet whether the recipient is a wine fanatic or merely a regular consumer because, for reasons which are beyond me, wine is seen as a bit of a luxury and not an everyday necessity so people don’t often buy wine accessories for themselves. Please note that I don’t […]