Sunday Brunch Shopping List: Malbec (28th September)

Last Sunday’s Drinkypoos session on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch with Tim Lovejoy, Simon Rimmer and me was all about Malbec: the polo player of wine grapes! Here’s what we talked about and what we drank… What is Malbec? Malbec is the name of a...

Carmenère: Smoky sorceress of wine grapes!

Introducing Carmenère: a smoky sorceress in a deep purple bustier, throwing herbs into a cauldron as the Autumn leaves fall around her. She is dark, powerful and brooding, yet still smooth and fruity. She’s definitely a lady! Smoky blackcurrant and leaves are...

The Wine Society – Stock up on Christmas gems

I love The Wine Society. There, I’ve said it. Every time I go to their tastings, I am blown away by the strike rate of fabulous wines on offer. They’re classic and they’re quirky and  jewels are  to be had at every price level.  Here are my very top...