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Nick Nunn wine column

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:04:28 +0100

At one time much Italian Chianti sold in Britain was pretty rough stuff with tannins



Nick Nunn's weekly wine column

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:18:24 +0100

Extra Special Douro 2010, £6, Asda: Great own-label red for barbecues at an excellent price. The Douro Valley runs East to West across central Portugal. The grapes are the country’s own Touriga Nacional and Tina Roriz better known in Spain as Tempranillo. Alcohol is 13% and it is rich and meaty.



Nick Nunn wine column

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:24:30 +0100

Sunshine usually signals a glass of rose, but don't head straight for a rose blush



Review: Nick Nunn's weekly wine column

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:49:16 +0100

Nick Nunn's weekly wine column



Nick Nunn wine column

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:30:58 +0100

Specially Selected Carmenere 2012, £7.99, Morrisons



Review: Les Jamelles Viognier 2013, £6.49, Co-op

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:35:52 +0100

Viognier is fast becoming fashionable because of lovely apricot and fresh peach flavours that make it ideal for summer days with food.



Review: Rosemount Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

Sat, 17 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100

One of the best known names in Australian wine and for many years one of the country’s largest family-owned makers.



Review: Ridgeview Marksman Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010, £26, M&S

Fri, 16 May 2014 16:03:59 +0100

Sussex’s Ridgeview was founded almost 20 years ago.



Review: Famille Perrin Coeur du Ventoux 2013, £10.99

Mon, 12 May 2014 10:30:52 +0100

Limited edition, created by a project between France’s Famille Perrin



Review: Willow Bridge Estate Cabernet Merlot 2013

Mon, 12 May 2014 10:29:30 +0100

Willow Bridge Estate Cabernet Merlot 2013, £7.99 (until May 13), Co-op



Wakefield Estate Riesling 2012, £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Tue, 06 May 2014 10:26:24 +0100

Wakefield, in Australia’s Clare Valley, have found a formula for success



Louis Jadot Macon Villages 2012, £11.99, Nisa local

Tue, 06 May 2014 10:25:39 +0100

Budgens Macon Villages is a French appellation and the wine is 100 per cent Chardonnay.



Exquisite Collection Rias Baixas Albarino 2013, £5.99, Aldi

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:10:18 +0100

Albarino is the trendy white grape from Spain



Review: Venturer Vermentino 2013, £4.99, Aldi

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:09:26 +0100

Some things aren’t easy to explain. Here’s an example, a lovely lemony dry white from Sicily



Craigmoor Shiraz 2012, £5.99 until April 22, Co-op

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:44:30 +0100

Mudgee is the name of the town and wine region about 150 miles



Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2013, £7.49 until April 22, Co-op

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:43:44 +0100

This top quality Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley in New Zealand is a bargain



Review: Veluti Primitivo, £9.99, Morrisons

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000

Primitivo is the name of a uniquely Italian grape.



Review: Montes Sauvignon Blanc 2011, £8.99

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000

An old favourite from a reliable maker



Review: Yali Viognier 2013, £9.99, Majestic

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:01:35 +0000

If the price looks high don’t worry.



Review: Faldeos Nevados 2012, £7.75, thewine society.com

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:59:07 +0000

Two whites this week made from less popular grapes which are such a change



Review: Codorniu NV Rosado Brut, Spain (£8.99, Sainsbury's)

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:50:00 +0000

A wash of pale pink, this limited edition is dotted with tiny pink hearts



Review: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2013, £9.50, Wine Society

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:59:40 +0000

A tale of two Sauvignon Blancs today from the Wine Society



Review: Rocca Vecchia Falanghina 2012, £5.99

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:16:48 +0000

A good value white that’s different and well worth trying.



Review: Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012, £9.99. Co-op

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:15:54 +0000

Although it’s strong at 14% alcohol this is a scrumptious quality drink that is lovely with lamb.



Review: Casillero del Diablo Carménère 2012, £5.99, Co-op

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:58:19 +0000

Another bargain at £2 less than the normal £7.99 until February 4 is top Chilean winemaker



Review: Valdo Prosecco Treviso DOC, £6.99, Co-op

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:56:59 +0000

Until February 4 you can get this beautiful bubbly for £3.50



Review: Pena Garnacha 2011, £8.99, laithwaites.co.uk.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:21:17 +0000

Nestled in the south west corner of the Spanish province of Zaragoza



Review: TTD Primitivo Salento 2012, £6, Sainsbury’s

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:20:35 +0000

Down from the usual price of £7.69 in the January sales here’s the first of two old favourites.



Review: Morrisons Pinot Noir 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:01:54 +0000

The label shows a tightrope walker midway between two peaks, one sunny and the other being drenched in rain.



Review: Vina Ludy Albarino 2012, £7.99, Morrisons

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:01:03 +0000

The Spanish white Albarino grape is growing fast in popularity as something distinctly different from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.



Review: Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:27:00 +0000

A household name, Villa Maria, of Marlborough



Review: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Sancerre 2012, (£12.49, Sainsbury’s)

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:47:42 +0000

A Loire Valley beauty, this sauvignon blanc is expressive but subtle with mineral flavours backed by herb and lemony elements with a hint of smoke on the crisp finish.



Review: Chateau les Sablines Monbazillac 2010, £8.99, Waitrose

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:47:02 +0000

During the festive season there’s always a time and place for enjoying a sip or two of chilled pudding wine and here’s one with a lovely honey and citrus feel to it.



Review: Domaine Raynier 2012, £5.75, The Wine Society

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:46:03 +0000

St Chinian is a French winegrowing appellation in the southern Languedoc and this red is great for anytime drinking



Review: Clos Floridene 2012, £16.99, Co-op

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:15:32 +0000

We spend more at this time of the year on wine and hope for something special although some retailers make us pay more for very mediocre stuff.



Review: Cournon Lafleur Malbec 2012, £7.99, Majestic

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:14:49 +0000

The Malbec grape has long been known for producing the inky-dark wine



Review: McGuigan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:45:12 +0000

Tesco McGuigan isn’t just a historic name that’s been at the forefront of South Australian winemaking for generations.



Review: Champagne Cattier Brut Icone £23.99, simplywinesdirect.com

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:32:57 +0000

 A blend of 50 per cent pinot meunieur, 30 per cent pinot noir, 20 per cent chardonnay, this terrific champagne is fruity with a fresh, round palate.



Review: Apothic Red, £9.99, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:32:02 +0000

There’s been a lot of hype around the Hallowe’en UK launch of this red from Gallo



Review: Veuve Monsigny Brut Champagne, £12.99, Aldi

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:30:42 +0000

At Christmas more fizzy wines are sold than at any other time of the year.



Review: Extra Special Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012, £8, Asda

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:18:04 +0000

Two wines from the Australian state of Victoria starting with this lovely Asda



Review: Oxford Landing Cabernet Shiraz 2011, £7.99

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:00:44 +0000

Majestic Australia’s Oxford Landing Estates has a stable of keenly priced wines and this Cabernet Shiraz more than delivers



Review: Kuhlmann-Platz Pinot Gris 2012, £9.99

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:59:35 +0000

Majestic The white Pinot Gris grape is full of apricot, mango and all kinds of juicy fruit flavours.



Review: Vignobles Roussellet Pinot Noir, £4.49, Aldi

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:58:40 +0000

A tale of two very different Pinots here.



Review: Concha Y Toro Trio Merlot 2012, Chile (£8.50, www.slurp.co.uk)

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:54:37 +0100

A warm-fruited, wine that’s merlot dominant and topped up with carmenere and cabernet



Review: Verdicchio Classico 2012, £7.49, Sainsbury’s

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:52:53 +0100

Verdicchio is a classic central Italian white produced from the grape of the same name near Ancona where its full name is Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.



Review: Brown Brothers Tarrango 2012, £7.99, Sainsbury’s

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:47:30 +0100

Tarrango is a special grape developed in Australia in the 1960s by crossing sultanas



Review: Montes Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2010

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:09:25 +0100

Montes Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2010, £8.99, Morrisons



Review: La Selve Palissaire 2010

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:08:29 +0100

La Selve Palissaire 2010, £7.59, Booths



Review: Vidal Reserve Syrah 2010, £14.99, nzhouseof wine.co.uk, winedirect.co.uk

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:47:45 +0100

Gold medal-winning New Zealand Syrah