The historic Chateau Plaisance was acquired by the Ducourt family in 1994. Ever since, they have been producing elegant, harmonious wine with unique character with...
Jonathan Maltus is the established maverick of Bordeaux - the novice Englishman who turned up at Château Teyssier in the 1990s, introduced new techniques, bought...
£25.00
Sometimes you drink a wine and your synapses align, neurones clap their hands, light rains in front of your eyes and you think... this is...
£14.00
The birth of punk and rock '’ roll is rooted in young people experimenting with their garage band (musically experimenting, we have no idea what...
£13.50
Tania and Luigi Morinello, winemakers at Tenuta Moriniello, are perhaps the most prolific brother and sister team since Adele and Fred Astaire… Not that Adele!...
£9.50
This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian style. This slightly more buxom red is...
70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhône Valley, an area...
£18.50
Corazón del Indio translates to 'Heart of the Indian' in reference to the mountain range that surrounds the Vina Marty vineyard. The panoramic of this...
It is not only the Bonaparte Family, Mario Ballotelli and tomato-based stews that are Italian exports that do well in France (why can’t we stop...
£15.00
We're sure our vegetarian readers will relate to the frustration of bringing an exquisite plant-based dish to a party and watching all your meat-eating friends...
£11.50
Sometimes wine makers of yore would blame a poor crop yield on the Harrowingly Hairy Harvest Hobgoblin. The story goes that this horrid creature would...
“A red Sancerre? What next, white Merlot? Black gin? A blonde Ginger Spice!?” Yes, as shocking as you may find it Pinot Noir is grown...
t Joseph Domaine Amphores, that's the domain of vases to us 21st Century folk. In ancient Greece, Amphora were often used to tell the tales...
£22.00
Winemaker Maurico Veloso Estuardo is very much like Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the Avengers films, not in that he wears a very fetching eye...
The Bougrier family’s relationship to winemaking in the Loire is like Professor Brian Cox’s with space… or writing election winning jams for Labour MPs –...
£14.50
What we love about the wines of Cairanne is most people have no idea what the heck it is. “Is that a Gaelic female name?...
Buying a wine is always a slight gamble, when you plunge in your corkscrew, you can't be completely confident what's going to come out. That's...
£16.00
Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favourite snack for swine but inexplicably...
£24.00
'Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey, ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah'....
£15.00
Wine people are an odd bunch, intent on using descriptors that makes the rest of the world spit-take while sipping on their reasonably priced Cabernet...