Dr Jamie Goode, who writes on his own website www.
The wines of BODEGA CHACRA presented by Piero Incisa della Rochetta at the RIVER CAFE. A four course dinner in the private dining room of the famous River Café which will consist of antipasti to start and then a choice each of Primi, Secondi and Dolci or cheeses.
The Barda 2011 Bodegas Chacra is our best value Pinot Noir, the best value Pinot Noir you will find this side of a day dream.
A highlight of the Chiswick social calendar, the Dog Show gives people a chance to show off their pampered pooches and to gaze upon stalls piled high with doggie accoutrements that they didn’t know they didn’t need.
On a pleasant Wednesday evening in late September, 30 eager tasters gathered in the LEA & SANDEMAN shop in Chiswick to taste Portuguese wine and to drink in words of wisdom from a very special guest speaker. We were honoured, thrilled and really rather excited to have secured, courtesy of Wines of Portugal, the services of the great Charles Metcalfe for the evening.
Apparently we were waiting all this time for the great Bobness’ final pronouncement – as if that really changes anything about a wine already praised fulsomely by every other critic on the planet, including Neal Martin on the great Master’s own website.
Lionel Gosseaume draws our attention to Chris Kissack’s website The Wine Doctor, in which his ‘weekend wine’ from the 16th of September was Lionel’s ‘Climat No. 2’, featuring the extremely rare Meslier Saint François grape
Lea & Sandeman ‘old boy’ Will Lyons, now writing for the Wall Street Journal, has devoted this week’s column to the autumnal joys of Calvados – and brought out the worst in the WSJ headline punners –
Calvados’s Warm Charm
Behold a fine trio of French red wines to warm the spirit, all of which will yield the faintest hint of change from a twenty and also make an ideal accompaniment to autumnal cooking:
The ‘en rama’ phenomenon was started by Gonzalez Byass, who released their first Tio Pepe ‘En Rama’ sherry in celebration of their 175th birthday. It caused a sensation and has been released every year since.
Great excitement has greeted the release of the 2010 vintage of Antinori’s ultimate flagship wine, Solaia. Two critics have already hailed it as the best vintage yet of this intense, classical Cabernet-based SuperTuscan, and this certainly looks to be one not to miss.