Category Archives: Grenache

Benjamin Darnault Pique Nique Rose 2013

It’s been sunny in England.  Not just sunny for England, but properly sunny, with temperatures up in to the 80’s.  This has had predictable consequences.  People who should know better have been outside in ill-fitting PE kit without applying sunscreen.  There’s acres of pink and sore flesh out there. Strangely, this sort of vision puts… Read More »

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… Read More »

Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge “Bronzinelle” 2008

I’m tempted to call this one “Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy”, partly because it is all of those things, partly because that’s one of my favourite albums, but mostly because it’s fun to say.  Go on, give it a go.  This wine has lots of everything.  It has a lavender, herby fruity smell, and an… Read More »