Thursday, 28 October 2010

Marlborough Springs



Marlborough Springs Sauvignon Blanc

I bought this lovely bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Sainsbury's at the weekend. It was reduced from £8.99 to £5.99, so it seemed like a good bargain. Also I know you can always count on a kiwi sauvignon! In fact, I have to admit that this is the only type of wine that I would confidently take along to a dinner party, because for me, with many other varieties it's often trial and error and I never quite know what's good. However, thanks to this blog and the excellent reviews that people have posted up, I am definitely going to start being a bit more adventurous now! Watch this space!

This Marlborough Springs wine is deliciously crisp and refreshing. It's a beautiful pale straw colour too. You can smell and taste the delicate gooseberries and citrus flavours. It's simply delicious and perfect with fish. Give it a go!

Thanks Alice!



Sunday, 24 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

Warmth



Hi wine drinkers!
Hope you are all enjoying lots of wine this Autumn?
Im having a difficult time getting my red wines up to a decent
temperature before I drink! The house is so cold!

Reds are ideal at about 20-30 degrees. They shouldn't be really cold
to the touch when you pick up the bottle, just normal. If necessary
to warm up before you drink then uncork and put near the stove to
gently heat up whilst you prepare a meal!
A warm wine will have a greater flavour and aroma on the nose.
Sometimes they have a subtle perfume which is only really detectable
when warm. Use the central heating and enjoy your red wines at the
right temp!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Bail out

A new kiwi Chardonnay from Oddbins.
Delicious toasted toast and nutty influence on the nose with fresh pineapple fruit. Excellent buttery texture on the palate with an amazing creamy texture and refreshing long lasting finish.
Powerful Chardonnay from the fantastic Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. The vineyard is located in the Gimblett gravels region behind Taradale. It provides the ideal vineyard location on an old riverbed and is not too far from the sea so it is cooled by ocean breezes yet heat is also retained in the gravel which helps ripen grapes at night.
A gorgeous golden wine that made me fall asleep on the sofa!
£7.99 from Oddbins.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

My dear Madeira

A heady rich drink for the winters night.
Thick, sweet and rich. Dried fruit and prunes on the palate with a
chocolatey caramel woody influence!

There are several different types of Madeira. This is the richest
after dinner type which is made like them all on the Portugese island
of Madeira in vast wooden barrels exposed to the summer heat which
gives it the gently oxidised characteristics!
Try any bottle from the supermarket or the excellent Duke of Clarence
£10.97 from Asda.
It will keep for ages even after it's been opened!