Pub in the Park at Marlow’s Higginson Park 12-15 May

A few years back, Ludlow in Shropshire, used to be the destination for foodies, but now it is Marlow in Bucks. Residents of the pretty village of Bray in Berkshire boast that they have 7 Michelin stars: The Waterside Inn 3 stars, The Fat Duck 3 stars and Hinds Head 1 star, but outside theseContinue reading “Pub in the Park at Marlow’s Higginson Park 12-15 May”

Red Wine That Drinks Well Now

If you don’t want to wait… to pull the cork, then the top-notch red wines below will hit the spot. Enjoy! 2018 Sancerre Pinot Noir, Les Marennes, Loire, France, Alc.13%, £14.99 For those of us that can’t afford top-notch red burgundy then this red Sancerre from the Loire is a wonderful alternative.Score: 9/10 Tasted 2021MoreContinue reading “Red Wine That Drinks Well Now”

Fizz that impressed during the lockdown

Below are selection of sparklers that won’t break the wallet, but will put the fizz back into your life. Enjoy! Henri Chauvet Blanc de Noirs Champagne, France,12.5%, £28.50 Want a soft moreish Champagne that sparkles way above its price point? Henri Chauvet’s Blanc de Noirs is a real palate pleaser. Tasted 2021Score: 9/10More info: reading “Fizz that impressed during the lockdown”

Take a Bow you Douro Wine Boys

Brewdog Beer Guys & Douro Wine Boys have a similar ethos. Make a quality product that sings of your mantra, you then become evangelists and spread your gospel to the drinking consumers of the world. Simple! Brewdog Beer Guys decided that mass produced beer was favourless and not worth drinking, so they decided to makeContinue reading “Take a Bow you Douro Wine Boys”

They don’t cut corners, it costs what it costs

Top-notch boutique wine producers don’t cut corners, it costs what it costs. A cheaper winemaking process or an increase in production to hit regulation price points does not fit with their ethos. This is what wine is all about in my book. The wines below are from Independent Wine Love Italian food? Check out my blogContinue reading “They don’t cut corners, it costs what it costs”

Austrian Wine Industry Born Again

In 70’s & 80’ Austrian & German wine industry, was known mainly for producing sweet and semi sweet wines. To make quality sweet wines you need grapes with high sugar levels. A vintage lacking sunshine would make it almost impossible to make sweet wines.  Well… if you are contracted to making medium sweet wines forContinue reading “Austrian Wine Industry Born Again”

Nebbiolo wines that won’t send your Mouth into Electric Shock

Nebbiolo is a thick skinned black Italian grape that strut’s its stuff in Piemonte in North East Italy, producing iconic wines like Barolo & Barbaresco.  Unfortunately, like Pinot Noir from Burgundy, great tasting Nebbiolo wines from Piemonte are expensive and very difficult to find.  Barolo is regarded as the King and Barbaresco the Queen ofContinue reading “Nebbiolo wines that won’t send your Mouth into Electric Shock”

Don’t let the Italians drink all their best Wines

Going out for Italian meal for many Brits is a Pizza and a bottle of house plonk!  It is slight on foodie Britain that we don’t embrace Italy’s gastronomy like we do others.  Italian food is very much more than slab of humble flat bread pizza and dish of pasta, for example, they have overContinue reading “Don’t let the Italians drink all their best Wines”