A “rich, sensual”, even “sexy” selection of wines make this week’s round-up from the UK press, from Port to passito by way of Okanagan Pinot and stunning ‘new wave’ Grenache.
McWilliam’s has been named Winery of the Year in wine writer Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines, which were revealed at a tasting in London yesterday.
David Williams recommends an “impeccable” Chardonnay while Rose Murray Brown goes in search of “hearty, winter-warming” reds.
An “unusual” white from Georgia and an “alluring” white from the Rhône, described by Matthew Jukes as “dripping with sex”, were recommended this week ahead of Valentine’s Day.
David Williams picks out three wines from the Cape including an “evocative” Syrah, while Suzy Atkins explores the “versatile” reds of the Côtes du Rhône.
This week Victoria Moore picked out a pricey £64 “violet scented” Syrah and David Williams recommend a “sweet jammy” Pinot Noir for £6.50.
Imaginative bartenders, polo, literature and one structure’s particularly impressive claim; it’s been an eclectic week in the drinks industry.
Wine writer Matthew Jukes looks back on a decade of change in the country’s wine industry and offers predictions for its future.
With New Zealand’s 2013 grape harvest now well advanced, many producers are speaking about one of the best vintages in the country’s history.
Jane MacQuitty recommends a “stunning” Chablis, while Terry Kirby suggests a Cabernet Merlot with “a voluptuous palate” to drink on Australia Day.
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