Yep this sums up my wine tastings. After 4 different wines my taste buds give up and I get down down to the serious business of drinking.
One of the oldest grape varieties in the South of France, its production has been on the decline in the last century. This is a shame as its flavour profile is right up my street: ‘soft wine, low in tannins….., bright, red berry fruits……, floral and strawberry-like perfume.’ There is hope however, as it is … Continue reading Cinsault Grape Variety
I have a friend who is a fan of crisp clean French wines and she’s recently got me into Rose Wines from Provence. These wines are fruity but subtle and very easy to drink. Turns out Provence is known for their summer rose wines. They account for 6% of all rose wines worldwide. Below is … Continue reading Côtes de Provence AOP
I drank this wine in Cambridge on a terrace overlooking Kings College on a gloriously summer day. It was one of those perfect moments. Apparently made especially for Cambridge wine merchants. This is an incredibly pale pink wine going on blush. There is a light scent of strawberry and sherbet. It is a wonderfully smooth … Continue reading Provence Rose by Jules
We could all do with one of these. Click on the image below to open the article by drinksbusiness.com The Queen has a secret ‘booze tunnel’ that runs direct to an upscale bar
More traditionally associated with Austria and Hungary, where it is known as Blaufrankisch, this red wine grape is now being cultivated in the Ronda area of Malaga, Spain. It definitely has a different flavour profile from the traditional Spanish reds. More mineral and peppery, less fruit. I’ll have to check out some Austrian versions to … Continue reading Lemberger Grape Variety
This is a wine that we picked up in Ronda in the Malaga province. It is from a winery set up by two German Brothers which is gaining a reputation for good wines. We bought it as it is one of their flagship wines. Made from Lemberger grapes more traditionally grown in Austria. The brothers … Continue reading F.Schatz Acinipo