Figeac 1980

Apologies for the lack of postings recently. In the meantime, Lucy, one of my very good friends and WSET Diploma Student has kindly stepped in. Enjoy her first post below. Producer What a treat to be starting with a deliciously … Continue reading

Roger Sabon Lirac Chapelle de Maillac 2009

Producer Is there a perfect wine for Valentine’s day? Surely that depends on whether it is to be shared over dinner or simply enjoyed on its own. A fore-runner for the top Valentine’s match, regardless of situation or accompaniment, are … Continue reading

Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco 2010

Producer The general perception of Lambrusco is a sweet, sparkling red wine that was very popular in the 1970s. Lambrusco comes in many shapes and forms. However traditional Lambrusco is not sweet but dry to off dry, and like the … Continue reading

Chasse Spleen 2000

Producer Bordeaux can produce some of the finest wines in the world. However, they also make some pretty boring entry-level wines, which may be inexpensive but offer no value for money. Thankfully there is a level of quality wines in … Continue reading

Torbreck Juveniles 2009

Producer While studying Economics at the University of Adelaide, David Powell was introduced to wine by an uncle and soon spent an increasing amount of his free time in the Barossa Valley. His desire to travel allowed him to use … Continue reading

Zagreus Vinica Mavrud 2008

Producer Zagreus takes its name from the ancient Greek legends, Zagreus is associated with the god Dionysus, the offspring of Zeus and Persephone. He was later torn to pieces and eaten by the Titans. The use of his name for … Continue reading

Yalumba The Menzies 2005

Producer In 1847 Samuel Smith migrated with his family from England to Australia, eventually settling in a small town called Angaston in the Barossa Valley. During the day he worked as a gardener for George Fife Angas, after whom the … Continue reading

Porta di Vertine Chianti Classico 2007

Producer La Porta di Vertine was established in 2006 by Dan Lugosch, an American real estate developer, and his wife Ellen. They purchased an amphitheatre-shaped vineyard in the tiny hamlet of Vertine, just outside of the town of Gaiole in … Continue reading

Louis Magnin Arbin La Brova 2007

Producer Louis Magnin runs his small estate of eight hectares from the village of Arbin, which is close to the town of Montmélian in the Combe de Savoie. He currently farms organically, but is converting to operating a biodynamic system. … Continue reading