First Taste

3+1 pinks Bit remiss of me to forget about this trio of pinks from the Wine Society. However, they arrived in mid-September rather than mid-June, so presumably the Society folk feel that these aren’t just wines for warm weather – let’s see how they fare… 2008 Viña Leyda Loica Vineyard […]

First Taste October 2009

In case you haven’t come across them before, The Bunch is an informal gathering of UK wine merchants, who get together once or twice a year to persuade wine hacks that the independent sector is still alive and kicking. The official line is that the number of members is dictated […]

First Taste – A Luvverly Bunch

Cheap but definitely not very cheerful Spent a rather dismal morning looking at some of the cheapest wines in the supermarkets for a piece due to appear in Harpers Wine & Spirit soon. I set an upper limit of £3 a bottle prior to any discounting, at which level some […]

First Taste August 2009 Week 2

Just about to get to tasting the next batch of wines for my new releases section, First Taste – six Rieslings, details should be on the site very soon. You’ll find last week’s wines here, including a selection of Italians from the Wine Society, a pair of Chilean Gewürztraminers and […]

First Taste Week 1