Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015, France, 13% (£8.50, Marks & Spencer) 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...

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...

Brush off the BBQ red

Beefsteak Club Malbec 2015, Argentina, 13% (£8.79, Waitrose) At the Waitrose spring wine tasting there were plenty of wines I could have recommended but the sun was shining as I headed home and the idea of a weekend BBQ more than a little tempting. With this in mind,...

Tio Pepe En Rama

Tio Pepe En Rama, Spain, 15% (£15.99, Adnams, The Wine Society, Lea & Sandeman) New initiatives aimed at reinventing certain styles doesn't always work for drinks like wine, so it's wonderful when something does make sense. The En Rama initiative is designed to get people as close as possible...