Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Wine Relief 2011 – Waitrose: the whites

There are eight wines in Waitrose’s 2011 Wine Relief Offer – here’s the verdicts on three of the whites (plus a sparkler), and if you want to check out what I thought of the reds, click here.

Sparkling
Waitrose Cava Brut NV Spain, Sparkling Wine (£6.99)

White
Forte Alto Pinot Grigio 2009 Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Italy (£7.99)
Champteloup 2009 Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine, Loire, France (£5.99)
Cono Sur Viognier 2008/09 Colchagua Valley, Chile (£7.49)

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Also in the offer is Wither Hills Pinot Gris 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand (£9.99) – usually pretty reliable, ripe, slightly spicy, and full of plush peachy fruit


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