Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hugel Muscat Tradition 2008, Alsace, France (£10.95 The Wine Society) Lovely crisp, grapey style, delicate yet full in flavour, fresh and forward with notes more on the floral than the spicy side, wonderfully moreish with a musky finish. S- Gladstone Pinot Gris 2008, Wairarapa, New Zealand (£13.95 Great Western Wine) […]

Spicy whites from Alsace, Argentina and New Zealand

A quick look at some wines from two of the most famous Champagne houses (click the PJ links by all means, but the site’s full of tedious Flash graphics…) Champagne Mumm Brut Rosé NV (~£38 widely available) Interesting blend with showing both fresh red berry fruit with some toasty maturity, […]

Champagnes from Mumm and Perrier-Jouet

So just how much of an effect does terroir have in Châteauneuf du Pape? Many thanks to Maison Ogier for sending me a quartet of 2007s from different vineyards. As you’ll see, the soil makes quite a difference to the flavours of the wines… Ogier Châteauneuf du Pape 2007 The […]

Chateauneuf du Pape – not just pudding stones…..