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2022 Pinot Bianco, Kellerei Kurtatsch, Alto Adige

Described by the winemaker as an elegant mountain wine, this is one of the nicest [...]

2022 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée de l’Héronde, Domaine de Vavril

I could almost fall for Cuvée de l’Héronde’s glistening purple-ruby colour alone, but it’s the [...]

2008 Orpale, Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Figs, bruised apples and toasted nuts with a stylish, smoky quality. Elegant and complex, tension [...]

2020 Savennières Clos du Petit Beaupreau, Domaine des Deux Vallées

From the Loire’s most intense Chenin Blanc appellation. Interesting nuts and hay on the nose. [...]

2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Font de Courtedune

A reminder of why the southern Rhône has such a reputation. There’s a fluency and [...]

2021 Scorpo Noirien Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

This lot love good pinot noir from Australia or New Zealand and this, grown close [...]

2022 La Fruitière, Vignes Blanches, IGP Val de Loire, Famille Lieubeau

A calm but also bright and crystalline white, this blends the grassy freshness of sauvignon [...]

2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Font de Courtedune

Gloriously lush, four-year-old chateauneuf that’s worth paying extra for. An ideal roast turkey wine. Fiona [...]

2020 Picnic Pinot Noir, Two Paddocks, Central Otago

Two Paddocks makes beautiful pinot noir in one of the world’s best pinot noir regions. [...]

2022 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée de l’Héronde, Domaine de Vavril

I have just returned from my annual pilgrimage to Piemonte, in North-West Italy, to taste [...]

2022 Esprit Rosé, Domaine Tour Campanets, Coteaux d`Aix-en-Provence

Bone dry, a pinkish cherry-blossom colour and with a faintly floral smell that is suggestive [...]

In Praise of Independents

Our Buying Director, Siobhán Astbury reports: Offering good value is an essential element of our [...]

Jancis Robinson reviews…

Ch Coustolle 2016 Canon-Fronsac Full bottle just 1,203 g. 70% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% [...]

2022 Domaine Pique Roque Rosé, Côtes de Provence

I have been buying this wine every year since it first landed on our shores [...]

2021 Mâcon-Fuissé Les Bruyères, Domaine Dominique Cornin

Full bottle 1,327 g. Certified organic. From vines planted between 2011 and 2015. Unoaked and [...]

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