Masi Campofiorin 2010

As was entirely predictable, I declared spring to have sprung, and the following day it was cold and frosty.  This would sadden a lesser person, but for me it was an opportunity to snuggle under a blanket with a lovely warming wine.  I haven’t yet sunk to the level of wearing a slanket. This Masi Campofiorin […]

Devevey Rully Blanc 2010

It’s warming up a bit.  It’s starting to feel decidedly spring-like.  The sun is shining in between the rain showers and there’s blossom on the trees.  It’s time to try some wines for spring evenings. This bottle of Rully from Jean-Yves Devevey came from Berry Bros & Rudd.  The wine is a bright, clear, pale […]

Famille Perrin Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2012

When I hear “Ventoux” my first thought is always the Tour de France stage, rather than the appellation.  Unlike most wines, I get to see the slopes where this wine is grown on TV every year, and it goes past much slower than most Tour de France countryside.  The Mont Ventoux stage is brutal, and […]

Albacore Shiraz 2009

Naming a wine after a tuna fish is a little strange.  I like tuna as much as the next person, probably quite a bit more than the next person, but still I don’t think I’d name my wine after it.  Now I come to think of it, I haven’t given anywhere near enough thought to […]

Bel Olivier Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This wine was in the fridge, awaiting a risotto night.  I do love risotto night, mostly because I get to eat risotto, but partly for the wine too.  The rule on risotto night is we have risotto, obviously, and that requires a glass of white wine to go into dinner, meaning we have the rest […]

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV

Nicolas Feuillatte is probably my favourite Champagne brand.  It’s not my favourite Champagne, and Champagne isn’t my favourite wine.  Champagne isn’t even my favourite white wine, and has to compete hard to be my favourite sparkling wine, but that said, Nicolas Feuillatte is my favourite wine brand. Why?  Why have a favourite brand if you’re not […]