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5 Thirst Quenching White Wines to Beat the Heat this Summer

​Tempted to reach for the Sauvignon Blanc, but fancy a change or a talking point at the BBQ? Why not try some of these refreshing options?Picpoul de Pinet This warmth loving grape comes from the Languedoc in the south of France. Amazingly, it managed to stay crisp and refreshing despite the intense summer heat. Its name […]

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John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations, April

White WineSainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco Di Tufo. Campania, Italy. £10​Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco di TufoFrom Campania in Italy, the favoured wine region of the ancient Romans. This is made from the Greco grape, named after the Greeks who were first thought to have brought this variety with them to southern Italy. Greco Di […]

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John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations- April

White WineDefinition Series Chenin Blanc, South Africa. Majestic, £12.99.Majestic Definition Chenin BlancA good example of the style you can achieve from Chenin Blanc, when wine makers aren’t trying to squeeze as many grapes out of their vines as possible. Green apple and citrus, with a honeyed nose. Delicious stone and tropical fruit on the palate, […]

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John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations: August Part 2

White WineLenton Brae Southside Margar​et River Chardonnay. The Wine Society, £14.99Lenton Brae Southside Margaret River Chardonnay, The Wine SocietyThe unique Maritime climate of Margaret River produces some of Australia’s finest red and white wines. An elegant, Burgundy-esque Chardonnay with a careful balance of delicate citrus and stonefruit, yeast lees nuttiness, butter and a lick of […]

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