Samuel Tinon Tokaji Szamorodni 2004, Hungary (£24.99 per 500 ml Hungarian Wine Society) Lovely combination of richness and pithy restraint, with honeyed barley sugar, raisin, nougat and vanilla flavours pepped up by orange-peel-rich marmalade acidity, sweet but so fresh, complete and confident. S+ Lyrarakis Malvasia of Crete NV, Greece (£17.75 […]

Wine Tasting Video: Tokaji, Greek Malvasia, Rutherglen Muscat

Domaine du Tariquet Les Premières Grives Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2008, South West France (£9.40 Off-dry, fresh and zippy white, packed with fruit – peach, pear, apple – with a herby edge and a clean fresh finish. Lovely summer day wine, good with fruit salad. B+ […]

Five sweet wines – France, Chile, Spain, Australia

Just been reading a recent post on Colin Smith’s blog, all about the Monsoon Valley wines from Thailand – anyone else tried them? For me, they fall into the ‘er, interesting’ bracket, as the following piece I did a few years ago for the now-defunct North West Enquirer will testify… […]

Thai a yellow ribbon