Château La Conseillante 2005

Château La Conseillante 2005, Pomerol, Bordeaux, 13.5% (Peter, 8-8.5/10, March 2018) The 2005 vintage is one of our all-time Bordeaux favourites from the modern era. The 2009 and 2010 were labelled great but all too often the top wines are overblown, borderline egotistical. With the 2005s, there’s...

Changyu Noble Dragon Cabernet Gernischt 2013

Changyu Noble Dragon Cabernet Gernischt 2013, China, 12% (£8.50-£10, Sainsburys or via Wine Searcher) Susie writes: This Saturday Kitchen wine is a particularly significant one – because it’s a glimpse into the future. For a start, it’s from China. This vast nation now boasts the world’s second largest vineyard,...

Decanter Man of the Year 2018: Eduardo Chadwick

Since Decanter magazine launched its Man of the Year accolade in 1984, there have been 36 recipients. Nine from Bordeaux, five from the UK, three apiece from California and Australia. And now, it has its first name from Chile: Eduardo Chadwick. It's a big moment, not just for...

30 great New World buys under £30

When I was asked to compile a selection of thirty great New World buys under £30, my first thought was: what does New World mean? And my immediate reaction was: excitement. That's what I want wines from new countries to give me - a real sense of...

Royal Tokaji’s Golden Decades

This is a report on a very special tasting I attended in the gleaming riverside offices of Farr Vintners in Battersea, September 2017. It was a tasting with both a personal and political dimension. We were privileged to be tasting wines from the first decade of Royal...

Hospices de Beaune

January is the time of year when Burgundians show off their new vintage. Currently it's hard to cross the road in London without falling over a top-notch Burgundian producer clutching bottles of their 2016s - a year that is notable for reduced volumes due to spring...

Baron de Guers Picpoul de Pinet 2016

Baron de Guers Picpoul de Pinet 2016, France, 12.5% (£6.50-£8, Sainsbury's)  I'm a sucker for a good seafood stew so I was very excited to find a Saturday Kitchen wine to go with Rick Stein's take on Cioppino. His delicious version of this Italian-American fisherman's stew featured monkfish,...

Nero Oro Appassimento 2016

Nero Oro Appassimento 2016, Italy (from £8.99 on multibuy, Majestic or via WineSearcher)  I must admit I'm a huge fan of Vivek Singh's cooking - and when he's on festive form, it's a joy to partake. Witness his roast goose breast mappas with aloo podimas in this Christmas...

Vinus by Paul Mas Clairette 2016

Vinus by Paul Mas Clairette 2016, France (£8, Morrisons)  Who doesn't like a good pie? Even - or perhaps especially - when it's called shakh plov. This Azerbaijani dish was being cooked by the delightful Olia Hercules on Saturday Kitchen. You really need to see it to get...