Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

Sometimes your wine choice is restricted, and on this occasion my options were to buy a bottle with a screw cap, or buy a bottle with a corkscrew.  The little wine shop in The Mumbles, South Wales, deep in Dylan Thomas country did not sell corkscrews and the rain was coming down in the way… Read More »

Blackfoot Daisy Merlot 2010

This wine has a cheery label.  I love daisies, they’re so cheerful.  This wine isn’t made from daisies, fairly obviously, although dandelion wine is a thing so maybe you can make daisy wine.  It might be poisonous though, so don’t try that at home folks.  Also you’d have to kill thousands of daisies to make… Read More »

Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba DOC 2011

The good people at Mondial Wines sent me this bottle as they know I’m partial to Italian wines, and they’re nuts about them.   Barbera d’Alba is one of those wines that’s great because it’s easy to understand.  It’s made from Barbera grapes grown around the town of   … go on guess … well done,… Read More »

Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

Autumn is starting to roll in, it will be sad to say goodbye to the lovely summer England has enjoyed in 2014, but there’s plenty of upsides.   I can wrap up warm in a blankie to watch Scandinavian TV, and I’ve got all sorts of soup recipes ready to try out.  I’m also looking forward… Read More »