Category Archives: Meijer’s

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Vintners Blend 2011

American wines are different.  Zinfandel may be Primitivo (and I do love Primitivo) but in California it gets a different treatment.  Sadly most of the Californian Zinfandel sold in the UK is White Zinfandel, which is usually overly sweet, confected, cheap pink wine aimed at teenage drinkers and people who don’t much like wine, but… Read More »

Hail To The Victors Valiant

So England are through to the finals of the Rugby World Cup beating France, in France, to get there. It’s an unexpected bit of success. I missed watching the game as I’ve been in Michigan, but thought I’d celebrate anyway. We had a Deinhard Beeren Auslese 2004. It was a pale amber colour with a… Read More »

Barton & Guestier Vouvray

I cycled through Vouvray last summer on my way along the Loire, so I developed an affection for it. I was surprised to find a bottle in an American supermarket for under $10. That’s a fiver, and it’s travelled thousands of miles. For the money, I didn’t expect much, but picked up a bottle of… Read More »

Dancing Bull Zinfandel

I found a bottle of Dancing Bull 2003 Zinfandel lurking in the cupboard under the stairs. This should have been drunk a couple of years ago, but never one to worry too much about sell by dates I gave it a go, along with some Zucchini Parmesan made from veggies that had eat by dates… Read More »