Category Archives: Brand

Kirkland Signature Signature Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Costco is the largest wine retailer in the USA.  That’s a bit weird, but as America has such bizarre laws about shipping and selling wine, it’s perhaps not surprising.  Wine wholesale and distribution practices in the US are not a cartel or a racket, no siree bob, absolutely not, no organised activity there at all.  Just… Read More »

CVNE Rioja Reserva Viña Real 2005

I’d planned on saving this bottle for when Real Madrid come to Leicester for a game at the end of July.  My plan failed.  The trouble with having wines I know I like in the house is that I’m going to drink them. The notion that I could buy a bottle of CVNE Rioja Reserva Vina… Read More »

Marques de Caceres Antea Rioja Blanco 2008

I really like white Rioja, it’s a white wine that really means business, but it is perhaps under represented on Britain’s wine shelves. I was excited to see a version I hadn’t seen before in Majestic. Marques de Caceres is a reliable supplier of all things Rioja, and this one promised something a little different.… Read More »

The Crusher Petite Sirah 2008

The nice people at Don & Sons sent me a bottle of their 2008 The Crusher Petite Sirah. I tend to drink a lot more Old rather than New World wines, and generally expect Zinfandel or Bordeaux varietals from California, so Petite Sirah was intriguing. The bottle was sealed with a Neocork bearing a fancy… Read More »