Sicily vineyard tour day 1: Etna trek, clashing with lava, and enjoying a good Grenache.
Three Lebanese reds from Massaya – intense, distinctive and delicious.
Two wines from the Rhone, both powerful and very ripe… yet balanced and utterly convincing.
After a period of poor performance the Rhône house of Jaboulet is going from strength to strength.
Can’t get enough Côtes du Rhône at the moment. It’s become my favourite red wine. Today, a succulent example from overperforming Domaine La Réméjeanne.
I’ve grown into something of a Southern Rhône addict. This 2005 Vacqueyras from Domaine La Monardière is hitting all the right notes for me.
One of those days when everything just goes fine. Including this stunning bottle of 11-year-old Côtes du Rhône. Worth three times its price.
Please drink more Banyuls! Vinous France’s best-kept secret: affordable, flexible and delicious.
I’ve long wanted to taste a wine from this estate, but somehow it has always eluded me. Finally I got hold of a bottle. Expectations were high. It’s an excellent wine but I don’t like it.