2011 Llebre Tinto, Costers del Segre
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Wines of the week: Catena Malbec 2008; Reserve de La Saurine Rose 2010; Southbank Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Sunday 26 June 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
The economy may be flat, but one aspect of British industry is bubbling – English sparkling wine. And today, the drive by the domestic wine industry to beat the great French champagne houses at a game they have long dominated takes a big step forward.
Wines of the week: Dunico Masseria Pepe 2007; The Society's Exhibition Grüner Veltliner 2009; The Society's Corbières 2008
Sunday 12 June 2011
Wines of the week: Reynella Basket-Pressed Shiraz 2008; Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG 2010; Yali Wetland Merlot Rosé 2010
Sunday 05 June 2011
Wines of the week: Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blanc 2007; Champteloup Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2009; Villa Pani Chianti Riserva 2007
Sunday 29 May 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
It falls to the journalist to investigate many things: the inner whirrings of the world economy, the ebb and flow of political fortunes, and even the whys and wherefores of the Government's health policy. By the time you get to this end of the paper, however, these matters have been dealt with, and so it falls to me to tackle the issue that other writers have so adroitly avoided: The Great Exploding Watermelon Mystery.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Rosé is a wine created out of sun-blasted vineyards in the south of France, Spain or Italy, best drunk ice cold on a warm Mediterranean night. It is not a wine normally associated with Dorking, Surrey, in the London commuter belt, where a stiff gin and tonic is normally the drink of choice.
Wine Of The Week: The Florita Clare Valley Riesling, Jim Barry 2007/8; Caves Saint-Pierre Côtes-du-Rhône 2009; Domaine Mandeville Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Sunday 15 May 2011
Thursday 12 May 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
Iran was the world's first major wine producer. Wine presses and amphora – large vase-like pottery wine flasks – with the preserved residue of tannin and tartrate chemicals, both found in wine, have been found on digs in the Hajji Firuz Tepe region of the country. Carbon dating suggests they are 7,000 years old.
Wines of the week: The Bernard Series Whole Bunch Roussanne 2009; Côtes de Saint-Mont, Les Vignes Retrouvées 2008; Cuvée de Richard 2010 PGI du Comté Tolosan
Sunday 10 April 2011
Anthony Rose: 'Viognier is capable of making some of the most opulent and voluptuous dry white wines in the world'
Saturday 09 April 2011
If I mentioned Condrieu or Château Grillet, would you know the grape variety involved? Regular readers of the column will, no doubt, but my suspicion is that many of you will be shrugging your shoulders, maybe even wondering what or where on earth Condrieu or Château Grillet are?
Saturday 02 April 2011
Underground, overground, hurrying to Wimbledon Common, here come the foodies. Their destination, a gastropub on the common's edge which recently reopened under new management. Clearly the Fox and Grapes isn't just any gastropub. You could call it an astro-pub, given the two Michelin stars held by co-owner Claude Bosi, the hugely talented chef-proprietor of Hibiscus.
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