Verdejo 2016

There is nothing quite as nice, when you are on holiday, as sharing a bottle of wine at lunchtime on a beautiful sunny day with a light lunch that has taken a few minutes to prepare. As I am in Lanzarote, my focus has been on Spanish grape varieties. The vast majority of wine production…

Traditional British Fish and Chips with Sauvignon Blanc from Chilli 

Valdivieso of Chili Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was chosen by my husband to accompany a Monday night dinner of home made fish and chips. A real treat for a school night. I rarely buySauvignon  Blanc as it often has very high acidity and strong flavours which I find overpowering. However, I was reserving judgement until I…

Fish, chicken and salad. Gavi 2015, La Toledana

Gavi wine is made from the cortese grape grown in the Piemonte region of North West Italy. The wines of Gavi are crisp and floral and the ones I prefer have overtones of peach and are a little aromatic. Gavi is best enjoyed young but it can be a hit and miss affair. It needs…

Sardines or salmon with Riesling

Peter Lehman Riesling 2015, Eden Valley I bought this Riesling wine because I drank Riesling when I was a student in the 1980s. It was a nostalgic buy and I really didn’t know what to expect. In those days, I drank Riesling from Germany and it was medium sweet and cheap. I saw this Riesling in the wines from…

This pinot gris caught my eye. Try it with salmon!

Pinot Gris – Black Cottage 2016 Marlborough As I was leaving Majestic in December this £9.99 bottle of wine caught my eye and I went back to purchase it before leaving. Although Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are made from the same grape, Pinot Gris is a better partner for food. For me, the nose is all pear. I couldn’t…