Spit or Swallow

Cobborah Chardonnay 2009, South East Australia

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Cobborah Chardonnay 2009Wine: Cobborah Chardonnay 2009, South East Australia

Style: White, still

Outlet: Marks & Spencer

Price: £5.99 (£4.12 when you buy a case online – bargain!)

Occasion: Night in with a take-away

Trend: A staple white to keep on your wine rack

Why try this wine: A much friendlier wine than it’s pseudo-ophidiophobic name may suggest. Lots of stone fruit aromas, white apple and ripe lemon rind on the nose. Fresh and citrusy at first which evoles into lovely ripe tropical flavours and a medium length. Mr Bouquet and I had it with chicken dansak, the ripe fruit flavours stood up surprsingly well to the tomatoey chilli bite of the food!

Miss B’s verdict: SWALLOW!!

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Dino, Sangiovese, Italy

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Dino_Sangiovese_pinkWine: Dino Selezione No6 Italia, Sangiovese di Romagna, Italy

Style: Red

Outlet: Tesco

Price: reduced from £9.49 to £4.99

Occasion: Night in, Dinner Party at Yours

Trend: Utility wine

Why you should be seen drinking this wine: The perfect red to help wean you off heavy winter wines, it’s Chanel’esque monocrome label compliements this light-weight, light-bodied bargain.

Miss B’s verdict: SWALLOW!!

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Quinta de Azevedo

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Qunita de Azevedo2Wine: Quinta de Azevedo, Vinho Verde, 2009, Portugal

Style: White

Outlet: Waitrose

Price: reduced from £6.39 to £4.99

Occasion: Night in, Dinner Party at Yours

Trend: Utility wine

Why you should be seen drinking this wine:
If you’ve not heard of Vinho Verde before then this will be news to you but take it from me – Vinho Verde is back and it’s tasting great! Quinta de Azevedo blanco 2009 is a stunning way to kiss winter goodbye – seriously!

Miss B’s verdict: SWALLOW!!

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Lindauer Brut Cuvée

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

lindauer_brut cuveeWine: Lindauer Brut Cuvée, New Zealand

Style: Sparkling

Outlet: Sainsbury’s, Majestic

Price: £8.38, £9.99 respectively

Occasion: Night in, Party wine

Trend: Utility wine ………

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Bernard Series Roussanne

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Bernard seriesWine: Bellingham, The Bernard Series Roussanne 2009, Paarl South Africa

Style: enchantingly fruity

Outlet: Sainsburys

Price: £9.99

Occasion: One for the sofa, dinner party at yours, dinner party at theirs

Trend: New Romatics

Why you should be seen drinking this wine: ………

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Ombra Prosecco NV

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Ombra Prosecco_bottleshotWine: Ombra Prosecco NV, Italy

Style: light & sparkling

Outlet:
Oddbins (in stores & online: www.oddbins.com)

Price:
£9.99

Occasion:
Prosecco Monday, dinner party at yours, night in, party wine

Trend:
Glitterati

Why you should be seen drinking this wine: ………

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