Online Wine Retailer Reviews


What do you take to drink with you when you are staying in a completely self-sustaining, eco-friendly carbon neutral ‘pod’ in the middle of nowhere?  It seemed to me the obvious choice was trying out some new canned wine – so I took along the new @banksbrothersdrinks samples kindly sent to me a couple of…

Nero Oro Reserva 2017, Sicily

🍷 Nero Oro Riserva 2017 Sicily📍 Where to buy: Majestic Wines 💷 How much: £14.99 or £11.99 mixed six case🍇 Nero d’Avola Big Italian reds are always my go to on cold Autumn & Winter nights and this Nero d’Avola is a delicious velvety hug. Perfect for opening on cosy evenings at home. Medium-Full bodied,…

Testalonga Baby Bandito, Keep On Punching, 2019

📍Where to buy: Clapton Craft, Forest Wines, Buonvino 💷 £15-18 🍇 100% Chenin Blanc Named after a Sicilian outlaw comes the Testalonga wines from South Africa, produced by winemaker Craig Hawkins. This is an organic and natural skin contact wine which stands out for more than just its striking label – as organic wine production…

Rosé Winter Food Pairings

Drinking Rosé in the Winter: Yay or Nay?  Drinking pink is usually associated with long, warm Summer days and alfresco dining on holiday and drinking it in Winter is mindfulness escapism to help us detach from dreary, cold, wet weather…   But look beyond this and you will see that rosé is so versatile and…

Wine Tasting with The Pig

The Pig Cut & Tenuta Fertuna Winery Collaboration. I had a wonderful virtual tasting with The Pig Team this week who have teamed up with a wonderful Tuscan winery to produce three wines – a delight for Italian wine lovers and Pig lovers alike. The Pig team sommeliers, Paulo the winemaker and James Golding Pig…

Forest Wines-Chin Chin Vinho Verde

🍷Chin Chin Vinho Verde 📍Where to buy:💷 £12 ~🍇 Arinto, Loureira Noble Rot bringing us some Portuguese pizazz with this Vinho Verde, exactly what we all need right now to keep our chins up and chin chin.  If you’ve been to their wonderful restaurant before you’ll know this is their house white!  Pale lemon colour, dry…

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