New Zealand Tasting

If you are ever invited to attend a tasting, I would recommend going.  On Tuesday 11th January New Zealand Winegrowers held its annual tasting in London.  The trade event was during the day with the evening dedicated to consumers.  I was late so I decided to focus on a few…

Saint-Bris and Chenin Blanc – Wines that will surprise you

Saint-Bris Les Vaux Sereins 2008, £9.99 at Nicolas. Most of Burgundy is made from Chardonnay grapes.  However in the Yonne department, south west of Chablis Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Aligoté are permitted in the blend.  This wine is dry, high in acidity due to the continental climate of cold…

New Year Wines

To celebrate 2011 I went to a friend's house where we started the day with Gamay and Pinot Noir.  Gamay is a lighter style of wine but still quite fruit driven, refreshing and has low tannins.  So if you've had a heavy evening the night before, Gamay is a good…

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