For anyone in London looking to find out what was hot and what was not in southern France in the 1990s, the place to head was down Old Brompton Road to La Vigneronne. Liz & Mike Berry’s poky little shop excelled in other French regions, and stocked some of the […]

La Vigneronne Mark II

No, it’s not the Association of Sad Drunk Winos, it’s the Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants. And if you want to quiz the members as to why the M for Merchants bit isn’t in the acronym, you’ll find some of them showing off their wines at Canons Ashby in […]

ASDW Tasting at Canons Ashby

TTH – it’s a term I often use in my tasting notes for wines that are Trying Too Hard to impress. Most of the time, they’re just too loud, with the excess volume coming through in either boisterous oak, overripe fruit or OTT extraction (and in some instances all three). […]

Asda price, jolly nice – Argie Malbec