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La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Metropole, Cuvée Classique 2010 This is a Pays d’Oc wine from the Languedoc that blends three classic southern Rhône grape varieties – Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier – along with a smidge of Chardonnay. As is always the case with these varieties the wine combines soft, sweet, fleshy fruit with a certain body and structure. Little custard notes on the nose join apricot and peach, with a nutty undertone. Check this...

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2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Tom Eddy is one of the grandfathers of California’s quality-wine movement. Entering the business in the mid ’70s after graduating from UC Davis’s enology department, he was part of the generation that showed the world that California could produce wines to rival those of the Old World. Tasting Note The 2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vineyard is a densely colored, full-bodied wine. The extended bottle aging has clearly refined the...

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Grape Stomp Lady

Grape Stomp Lady

  Oooh oooh oooh that gotta hurt!!! http://youtu.be/7_1YgYdGzXA And here’s Family Guy    

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Virgin Wines

Virgin Wines

Get all your lovely boutique wines in one place at Virgin Wines online Hand-crafted wines made by boutique producers that are anything but dull. So, no mass–produced plonk, no overpriced names… just the good...

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Chinese buy wine by the vineyard…not by the bottle!

Chinese buy wine by the vineyard…not by the bottle!

With its fairytale turrets and a 15th-Century tower, Chateau Latour Laguens is surrounded by vineyards in a region steeped in European tradition. But this chateau, south-east of Bordeaux, is also at the cutting edge of Asia’s growing economic might. The staff who tend the vineyards and make the wine are still French, but this is now a Chinese-owned domain. It has been taken over by the Longhai group based in eastern China, which has...

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2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

Château Gillet 2009, AOC Bordeaux (M&S, £5.99) A great year such as 2009 transforms even bog-standard claret like this into something quite palatable. Merlot-dominated with sweet, plummy fruit – slightly clunky but perfectly...

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2009 Pinot Grigio, Mátra Mountain, Hungary

2009 Pinot Grigio, Mátra Mountain, Hungary

A crisp, cool-fermented, aromatic white made from 100% Pinot Grigio, grown on the southern slopes of the Mátra Mountains. A ripe, flavourful, dry and unoaked style marked by aromas of white currants and pear fruit and a clean finish. This would be a good wine to partner with french onion soup. Check it out here Matra...

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2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

Heralding from the Puglia region, the Primitivo grape has recently shown to be identical to California’s Zinfandel. What this wine doesn’t share in common with it’s North American cousin are very high tannin and alcohol levels. Displaying complex aromas of dark, plummy fruit and eucalyptus, the palate is juicy and rounded without being tannic or bitter. Extract...

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2008 Man O’War Syrah Waiheke Island

2008 Man O’War Syrah Waiheke Island

TASTING NOTES Perfumed with floral, blue berry and spice notes that combine with darker earthy characters to give a complex aroma profile. The wine enters on the palate with sweet succulent fruit balanced with vibrant acidity and ripe linear tannins, finished with a dark-chocolate, espresso coffee finish – dense dark and lingering. http://www.manowarvineyards.co.nz Waiheke Island...

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Waitrose to stock Indian wine

Waitrose to stock Indian wine

    Indian wine is breaking into the UK market, with Waitrose becoming the first UK supermarket to stock wines from the sub-continent. Waitrose is featuring Ritu Viognier and Zampa Syrah as part of the Waitrose World of Wine Showcase. Waitrose describes Ritu Viognier as a ‘crisp, aromatic white wine with floral and peach aromas.’ It is produced by United Breweries, the huge Indian brewer that also makes Kingfisher...

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Barolo

Barolo

Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from theNebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy’s...

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Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as “nice dark one” in the local dialect. Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Check this authentic Brunello di montalcino tasting...

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Day”, or “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” sees heavy marketing from the producers, with races to get the first bottles of the vintage to different...

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Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc (French for “Castle White Horse”), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. Its wine is one of only two to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine of 1955, along with Château Ausone. The estate’s second wine is named Le Petit...

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Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence. Vines have been cultivated here for at least six centuries, in a vineyard once surrounded by pasture and parkland, now by suburban houses. Despite the encroaching reality of the 21st century, within the walls of the Haut-Brion there lies...

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Château Pétrus

Château Pétrus

Pétrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. An estate of limited size, it produces a limited production red wine almost entirely from Merlot grapes, on occasion with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to the family of the Libourne wine merchant JP...

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Château de Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel

Chateau Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the late Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre, and Mathieu. The Perrins own an impressive portfolio of wines, from the extraordinary values, to the top-end world classics, including a sizeable operation under the  Perrin et Fils label, as well as the well-priced...

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Château La tour

Château La tour

Château Latour is a French wine estate, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Latour lies at the very southeastern tip of the commune of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux, at its border with Saint-Julien, and only a few hundred metres from the banks of the Gironde estuary. The estate produces three red wines in all. In addition to its Grand vin, Latour has also produced...

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Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin, or simply Le Pin, is an unclassed Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. The unusually small estate is located on the Right Bank of France’s Gironde estuary in the commune of Pomerol near the hamlet of Catusseau, and its wine is periodically one of the world’s most expensive red...

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Pingus

Pingus

Pingus is a very new and hugely successful winery in Ribera del Duero. Run by a young, Danish born renowned winemaker, Peter Sisseck, the winery has produced astonishing results (and prices) in a very short period of...

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