£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...
£10.00
The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before a long satisfying finish.
Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means this tasting note won't...
Bolt the doors and check under the stairs, for we have a spine-chilling tale to tell about the Devil's Elbow. Naaaat. This wine is only...
£14.00
We can think of few better Aussie pairings than Shiraz and Cabernet, except perhaps Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. Seriously, when are those two crazy...
£23.00
As soon as Chocolate Block lands you guys go all Augustus Gloop on us: lapping up that chocolate river like a cacao shortage has just...
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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...
£9.00
Lisbon is renowned for its communal courtyard meals, where people will, as the African-Portugese say, 'have a sentada;' to sit with friends, eat, drink and...
£9.75
A saxophone in a lonely back street. An early morning trumpet fanfare. A piano tinkling in a shadowy bar. There's something pure in those sounds....
£6.50
Like the bit in Beetlejuice when the eponymous, messed-up protagonist puts a spell on his visitors, making them sing Day O (The Banana Boat Song)...
£19.50
A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that really sings with rich fruit when decanted....
£17.00
They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they seem elegant, carefully presented. Some even say...
This red wine reminds us very much of former Conservative leader and This Week regular Michael Portillo. Though it be part of the old-guard, red...
£45.00
Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a word ever sum up the...
£19.00
Early in the careers of these vintners, they managed the vineyards and winemaking for other companies' wine brands. Given their prodigious skill, unsurprisingly they were...
£20.00
Some people feel power from bending others to their will. Not Gus. For Gus, it's all about empowering individuals to express themselves on their own...
£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...
fHugh Johnson notably said of Pauillac, "if one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument....
£48.00
If you want a proper pork pie, you get it from Melton Mowbray. If you want a handmade alpaca-wool scarf, you get it from Peru....
A jack of all trades, Jock McPherson had a wild and varied career as a writer, soldier, fisherman, publisher, PR man and lead guitarist for...