Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Loire Fantastic

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines January 31, 2012

    I love Chenin Blanc. It is not always great- examples from high yields give very little character, and a lack of ripeness can leave a searing acidity that overpowers everything else- but when it is grown with care and understanding it ranks up there with the very best. In the Loire this white grape is…

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  • When the festivities have run their course

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines January 9, 2012

    We can all feel a little deflated in January. Due to an excess of just about everything over the festive period many hanker for a more frugal (spent too much) and healthy (ate and drank too much) lifestyle, and wine and spirits are temporarily given the cold shoulder in favour of fruit juices and protein…

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  • Cerris’s Top Six Picks of 2011

    Posted by Cerris in Wines January 6, 2012

    Its fair to say that I have sampled much this year. Here’s the pick of the best to ferret out for yourself. (All bottles are available from Spirited Wines)

    Saumur Blanc, Les Vignerons 2010
    Bright fruit and tangy apples with a hint of vanilla spice. A splash of sauvignon in this blend has kept it super…

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