Portuguese Agenda 2014 Dao with Barnsley lamb chops

Agenda 2014 Dao Before buying this wine, I had been thinking about exploring the wines of Portugal. The only wine I had tried from Portugal is Porta 6, which is an easy drinking red. However, I was looking for a food wine from Portugal and I am very pleased with the one chose. It is…

Wine that doesn’t match up

There is nothing more annoying than when you prepare food to match ‘expert’ tasting notes and the match is poor.

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…

Lugana-A dry white for roast pork and turkey and vegetables

Lugana white wine is from the North East of Italy, the Veneto region of wine production. I got to know lugana white well when I visited the vineyard ‘Elcitera‘ in Peschiera del Garda in August 2016. The Lugana wine I am recommending is from Waitrose and is called  Lugana Zenata Villa Flora.  It is made from 100%…