Radcliffe’s Gewurztraminer d’Alsace, Cave de Turckheim

Sitting playing a board game, Carcassonne The Discovery, we had a Radcliffe’s Gewurztraminer d’Alsace, Cave de Turckheim 2004. The game was simple yet absorbing, the wine was just as well balanced. Smelling of spices and honeysuckle and lychees and peaches, it was dry with enough acidity to balance out the explosion of spicy fruit which may otherwise… Read More »


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La Manta Rayada Moscatel Semillon 2007

We had a bottle of La Manta Rayada Moscatel Semillon 2007 from Laithwaites, best described as a random white that was in the fridge rather than a carefully chosen selection for the evening. It was a curious wine. It had a pale lemon colour, and reasonable legs. Unusually for wine, it smelled of grapes. Slightly… Read More »

Wine Challenge

I’ve been asked to spend £100 (c. US$200) on wine as a wedding gift. I don’t know the couple and the buyer doesn’t know wine, which doesn’t give me much to go on! I could get two cases of Blossom Hill – one white, one red, but it lacks romance. I could just buy one… Read More »