John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations: July

White Wine Tesco Finest* Picpoul de Pinet, £7 Tesco Finest* Picpoul de Pinet From the Languedoc in Southern France, named after a region which specialises in this unusual wine. Picpoul means ‘lipstinger,’ referring to this unusual grape’s amazing ability to retain a crisp, refreshing acidity even in the warm Mediterranean climes where white wines are […]

Best Buy Wines 2016

Which? Magazine Best Buys 2016 Aldi Veuve Monsigny Champagne. Best Buy & Great Value The magazine invites industry experts, like Oz Clarke this year, to blind taste various festive products. We Concentrate on the Wines Two other Champagnes had slightly better scores than this Aldi one. However at £9.99 a bottle it is a fraction […]

Ten Alternative White Wine Varieties for you to Try

Chardonnay lost its charm? Another glass of Sauvignon Blanc seems boring? On a Pinot Grigio purge? Let us suggest a few alternatives to those wines you’ve come to love. Try something new. There are also a few that are a bit different, just for fun! Like Sauvignon Blanc? Why not try…. Vermentino Vermentino is a […]