Three very different rosés Arndorfer Rosa Marie 2014, Austria (£17.99 Caves de Pyrene) On the red wine side of rosé, with plump strawberry flavour – fresh and cooked – alongside the peppery Parma violet character from the Grüner Veltliner, and with a bite of tannin on the finish. Fascinating. S- […]

Rosés from Austria, Greece & France

Fancy doing your bit to help the Greek economy? These two should perk up your summer and hopefully swell the Hellenic coffers… Monemvasia Asproudi 2013, Peloponnese, Greece (£11.78 Not all that much on first sniff, but opens up when you taste it to show off its just-ripe pear, nectarine and […]

Two Greek White Wines

Semeli Nassiakos 2011, Mantinia (£10.95 The Wine Society) Fresh Muscatty style with sappy citrus and grape flavours, quite full in body but with and a delicate, refreshing finish. B+ Lyrarakis Plyto 2011, Crete (N/A in the UK) Not too much aroma to start with. However, when you taste it, there […]

Wine Tasting Video: Six Greek White Wines

Yali Wetland Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011, Colchagua, Chile (£6.99 Morrisons) Not much to start with but then opens up to show fresh but gentle red berry, blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit freshened up by notes of citrus and baked apple. B(-) Guerrieri Rizzardi Bardolino DOC Chiaretto 2011, Veneto, Italy (£12.99 Harrods, […]

Wine tasting Video – Rosé wines from six countries

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

Lyrarakis Okto 2010, Crete (£10.95 for the 2009 Berry Bros & Rudd) Like soft, sweet summer pudding in a glass, rounded and gentle with slightly squishy, lightly cooked redcurrant, blackcurrant and berry fruit and a chewy, (nicely) rustic iron-like finish. B+ Lyrarakis Syrah/Kotsifali 2009, Crete (N/A in the UK) There’s […]

Wine Tasting Video: Six Greek red wines