2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC Domaine de Valensac Languedoc-Roussillon France Again in 2013 this is fantastically good value Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh green pepper flavours with a slightly zingy hint of the new world about it, this is as good as many of the Marlborough wines that... (more info)
2011 MALVASIA Vina Laguna Istria Croatia The grape variety that really characterises Croatia's Istrian vineyards, Malvasia is a wonderfully versatile style that appeals to most peoples tastes. Lots of grapey fruit with medium body and bright... (more info)
2013 ALVARINO Terras d'Alter Alentejo Portugal This is 100% Alvarino, and like its Spanish cousins it has a lovely lightness of touch on the palate. With its distinctive smoky nose, aromatic peachy fruit, and a touch of greengage acidity it is... (more info)
DELICIOSA MANZANILLA Valdespino Sherry Spain Light, pale, fresh, crisp, a delightful summer aperitif, and like the Inocente, should be tried with fish, which it accompanies much better than many of the classic matches (Chablis, Sancerre etc...).
2012 GODELLO Almalarga Adega Pena das Donas Ribeira Sacra Spain 'Almalarga' means large in spirit, and this Godello certainly has plenty of that. Made from 80 to 100 year old vines and given four months on the lees, with a distinctive Chablis like personality... (more info)
INOCENTE Fino Valdespino Sherry Spain The best Fino on the market, single vineyard (Macharnudo district) and barrel-fermented, a bit fuller bodied than most. A perfect accompaniment to smoked fish (and almost any other fish dish) as well... (more info)
2012 POUILLY FUMÉ Domaine Hervé Séguin Loire France This wine goes from strength to strength - now aided by his son Philippe, Hervé Séguin makes brilliant, classic Pouilly Fumé - a powerful fruity Sauvignon nose is followed through with a zingy and... (more info)
2013 SANCERRE Chavignol Domaine Vincent Delaporte Loire France A full flavoured muscular wine from classic 'silex' (silica) soils, not as overtly Sauvignony as those grown on the chalk soils to the west, nor as firmly dry as the wines from the limestone of Bué... (more info)