Yearly Archives: 2010


Last of the manky videos…my Fuji HS10 rules from now onwards McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro 2007, Margaret River, Australia (~£12.50 Oddbins, Wine Rack, Adnams, Bablake Wines, The City Beverage Co, Constantine Stores, Flourish and Prosper, The General Wine Co, Quaff Fine Wines, Handford Wines, Willoughbys Wine Warehouse, Milford Wine […]

Spicy Reds from Chile, Australia & South Africa


Penultimate post with the cruddy camera…but some unusual wines to take your fancy. Grace Koshu Kayagatake 2009, Japan (£15.49 Hallgarten Druitt) Clean, crisp & fresh, has a citrus minerally bite and soft peachy fruit, gentle but hardly inspiring. C+ Grace Koshu Hishiyama Private Reserve 2009, (Japan £ 18.99 Hallgarten Druitt) […]

Japan, Savoie, Estremadura, La Clape & Winifred – white wines ...




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…..