Matthew Jukes has a focus on value as he picks out “the best £5 Sauvignon in the world” as well as “one of the finest value wines in the world”.
Eric Asimov asks if a certain French region could be surprisingly set for greatness and Bill St John picks out a “seductively delicious” Australian wine.
The Washington Post’s Dave McIntyre recommends wines, which “over-perform for the price and offer tremendous value”, while Bill St John picks a Loire white, which “delivers wide-open flavour”.
Matthew Jukes reveals “the most exciting, new Spanish white wine of the year so far” and the “perfect red for all types of palates”.
Italian wines feature in the US press this week. Sandra Silfven picks a “power packed” red and Bill St John recommends a wine from Italy’s “most exciting grape”.
Bordeaux has produced a “fabulous vintage” in 2012 depending on soil type, said Cheval Blanc’s technical director, Pierre-Olivier Clouet, speaking at a tasting in London last week.
Find out which Vinho Verde Matthew Jukes says is in “a different league from the competition” and which Viognier he says “gets the pulse racing”.
Eric Asimov picks his favourites from a recent Slovenian wine tasting, while Dave McIntyre finds a wine with a “100% gulpability quotient”.
Matthew Jukes lets us in on a wine he sometimes buys for restaurants, while Jane MacQuitty reveals a white that she has been “waiting all winter for”.
When the St Helena Star and Napa Vintner Tasting Panel gathered recently, they were delighted by the quality of the lower-priced wines they tasted.
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