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Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico hasn’t a great reputation but perhaps it’s misunderstood. It has a deep ruby red colour, spicy cherry nose and a dry herbaceous savoury taste.. It’s rustic and from the heart. It’s not ashamed and doesn’t pretend to be all perfume and seduction.. It’s… Read More

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Heady Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the most seductive of all grapes. It’s wine brings forth rich fruit perfume and clear flavours. The name comes from the French words for “pine” and “black” alluding to the tight cone like clusters of grapes on the vine. This is the… Read More

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Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon – the “king” of the world’s red wine grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon originated in the Bordeaux region of France, but also produces fantastic wines around the globe, including north and South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon is a late-ripening variety, with… Read More

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Syrah Syrah.. My love

Syrah/Shiraz The noble Syrah grape has to be my favourite.. originated in the Rhone area of France and is used to make dry, full bodied reds. The trademark flavour of French Syrah is black pepper. Black pepper has always been very seductive to me. My… Read More

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Annie get your glass!

Crozes Hermitage From lidl, a lidl meaty wine, lidl bitter, lidl foxy! but some nice white spicy pepper on the finish, (a must for my Northern Rhônes;) though I would rather it had some black pepper with more elegance. Definitely needs to be paired with… Read More