John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations, April

White Wine

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco Di Tufo. Campania, Italy. £10

​Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco di Tufo

From 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 Tufo is a region which has been awarded its own designation specialising in it, thanks to the grapes performing well on the limestone plateau (‘Tufo’) here. A rich textured, yet fresh, crisp and aromatic white with floral aromas and notes of herbs and spices. Lovely stone and exotic fruit flavours on the palate. Great with rich, creamy pasta or seafood dishes.

Red Wine

​Diablo Dark Red. Maule Valley, Chile.13.5%abv. Sainsbury’s/Londis, £10.

A new premium red by Concha y Toro, makers of the Casillero del Diablo range. It has a dramatic, sriking red and gold label you can’t fail to miss on the shelf. A multi vintage blend of Shiraz, Malbec and a small amount of other varieties. The wine has been symbollically aged for 6 months, 6 weeks & 6 days in a mixture of new and partially new French and American oak barrels.

An enticing nose of ripe red and black fruits, smoke, vanilla and dark chocolate/coffee. The rich, pleasing flavours follow through on the palate. An intense red that is excellent with BBQ food, steak, chile or spicy things. Smooth and not too heavy on the alcohol. Delicious and satisfying.

Diablo Dark Red '666' BlendDiablo Dark Red '666' Blend

Diablo Dark Red ‘666’ Blend

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John callow DipWSET
John callow DipWSET

John Callow is a highly qualified, well travelled booze buff! He knows his wine, his spirits and his sake and he is a veteran of tastings and qualififcations in all three.

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