Wine Tasting

Ramos Reserva Red 2011, VR Alentejano (£8.49 Majestic) Warm-hearted wine, full and rounded with juicy blackberry jam flavours tempered by an earthy plumminess. Maybe just a little jammy, and possibly too polished for some purists but this is a good glug. B+ João Portugal Ramos F’OZ 2011, VR Alentejano (£9.99 […]

Wine Tasting Video: Four reds from the Alentejo

A look at six wines from Lidl’s upmarket range Pouilly Fuissé 2011, Burgundy, France (£7.99 Lidl) Quite a heavy style, honeyed with not enough fruit and some toasty sulphur notes. 0 Fleurie 2011, Burgundy, France (£6.49 Lidl) OK raspberry earthiness, but it’s a bit sharp, and doesn’t have enough of […]

Wine Tasting Video: Six wines from the Lidl Wine Cellar

The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2012, France (£5.99 Aldi) Gentle red berry and wrinkled apple, with a touch of peach. OK flavour, but would like a little more wine in my glass. C(+) Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana Rosé 2011, Italy (£11.99 Yorkshire Vintners, Quite a rounded, rich […]

Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Italy & Chile

Raza Vinho Verde 2012, Portugal (£9.50-£10 Harvey Nichols, Selfridges) Clean zippy young wine with a slight fizz/spritz, bracing appley citrus freshness, some briny Atlantic bite and quite a fleshy but still refreshing finish. B+ Tercius Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2012, Portugal (£10.99 Marks & Spencer) Like a cross between Viognier and Riesling, […]

Wine Tasting Video: White wines from Vinho Verde, Rias Baixas, ...

Henry Fessy Fleurie 2011 (£14.95 Oddbins, Hailsham Cellars,, George Hill, Wine House, Forth Wines) Really attractive style, starts off quietly then opens up in the glass to show plusher raspberry, cherry and plum flesh, but all the while with an earthy mineral undercurrent to keep it fresh. S Château […]

Wine Tasting Video: Cru Beaujolais