Wine Reviews

Wine of the Week: IXSIR, Altitudes Red Wine 2011, Lebanon

Tom Cannavan | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

IXSIR, Altitudes Red Wine 2011, Lebanon Batroun, Lebanon, Dry Red, Cork, 13.0% abv The famous estate of Château Musar has put Lebanon firmly on the m...

Wine of the Week: The Ned, Pinot Grigio 2012, New Zealand

Tom Cannavan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Pinot Grigio has become the de facto by-the-glass wine for many people, lapped up in bars, pubs and restaurants as almost anonymous, generic white wine. But Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) can take on a more substantial form, and some producers are making much more striking examples.

Wine: A Profile of California's King of Zin - Joel Peterson and Ravenswood Wines

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

California has been a hotbed of great wine for many years now, even if somewhat misunderstood. The mass-produced styles of Gallo's Rosé have dominated supermarkets and High St outlets for a long time now, thus giving a poor representation to the true nature of this States wonderful wine.

Wine - Spier Winery: A Coalition Between Art and Wine

Mike John Matthews | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

How would you describe a wine tasting, what goes on? If you've never been to a tasting, what do you think happens? I suppose you could say that it's simple! After all, it's in the title 'Wine Tasting!'

Wine Reviews: The Grinder Pinotage, Groenendal Merlot

Mike John Matthews | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

Over the last month or so my wine rack has been dominated by South African wine. This has all stemmed from an event I attended in London to highlight wines and food from South Africa. Since then it's been Africa all the way.

Wine Review: Zebra View Pinotage 2011

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

As grape varieties go Pinotage seems to have developed a bit of a Marmite tag, you either love it or hate it. I've never been able to work out why! Maybe it's a lack of understanding; after all, genealogically speaking, it's still a relatively new genus.

Wine Review: Tesco Finest Saint Mont

Mike John Matthews | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

One of the things I love about wine is its ability to evoke a memory. It could be from the smallest, most insignificant moment to a major event that has happened in your life. A simple sip will kick start your own personal memory drive. For me, in this case, Shrove Tuesday! You'll see why in a bit.