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Picpoul De Pinet with Salmon

I loved this fresh, crisp white wine, delicious with or without food, made from the Picpoul grape in the Languedoc region in southern France. It was perfect for a simple, weeknight meal. The Picpoul De Pinet region is near the… Continue Reading →

Plaice and Viré-Clessé 2015 Cave de Viré

  This gorgeous wine has ended a search to find a wine which matches pan fried plaice. Food recommendations on wine labels are very broad and can’t be relied upon and wines that claim to match ‘fish’ will match some… Continue Reading →

Côtes du Rhône d’Origine Protégée 2016

A medium bodied white wine with spatchcock chicken made with 40 cloves of garlic and shallots served with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, crushed and roasted buttered new potatoes

Surani Costarossa 2015-Primitivo di Manduria with Doner Kebabs

Regular readers of my blog will know that I usually choose my wine first and then match it with food. However, when I chose Surani Costarossa Primitivo di Manduria 2015 it was to match a dish which my husband wanted… Continue Reading →

Fine Wines

Au Bon Climat 2014 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay Au Bon Climat 2014 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay from California is sold as a fine wine. I opened it on 20th March, a week night which was very decadent, but I’d had… Continue Reading →

Barbera D’Asti 2015 DOCG with Italian Meatballs

A delicious, smooth Barbera D’Asti with Luigi’s meatballs

Low alcohol Riesling 2016, Dr Loosen

Low Alcohol wine adventure!

Castello della Sala Cervaro 2015 with Cannelloni

Italian Burgundy style wine with Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Las Mulas 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserva for Valentine’s Day

Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserva with raw or seared Tuna

Artan Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Herbaceous red with plenty of character to accompany lean red red

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