Paul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2015

Paul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2015, South Africa, 10.5% (£9.75 down from £13, Marks & Spencer) I was so impressed by this wine, and how well it went with Wolfgang Puck’s langoustines with charred aubergine and red Thai curry that I couldn’t resist blowing our Saturday Kitchen budget....

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013, England, 12% (£30.95, www.hattingleyvalley.co.uk or use Wine Searcher) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we...

Ground breaker: Exton Park Pinot Meunier rosé

Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rosé NV, England, 11.5% (£34.95, www.extonparkvineyard.com) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought the least...

Princely English Pinot Noir

Gusbourne Pinot Noir Boot Hill Vineyard 2014, England, 11.5% (£22-23, Honest Grapes, Hennings, Buon Vino) The recent English Wine Producers tasting is an annual event that gets palpably more exciting and delicious every year. There were far too many exciting wines to be able to recommend them...

Maximum Chile

Something of a throwback article, this one - revisiting the top marks I gave to a glorious Chilean Chardonnay (Aristos Duquesa d'A 2008) in Decanter magazine's January 2012 edition. The reason for posting this now? Something of a hullabaloo about wine critic James Suckling giving a...

Supremely age-worthy Soave

Pieropan La Rocca Soave 2013, Italy, 13% (£21-22, Laithwaites, The Wine Society, Jeroboams, AG Wines, Nickolls & Perks, Four Walls, Hedonism, Hennings or use Wine Searcher) The Pieropan family has been making Soave since the 1860s - and they make Soave like few others. Their two famous...