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Jane Clare chardonnay wines

Raise a Glass: Delicious chardonnay wines and a zesty French white

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week. Here’s one from June in lockdown when white wines took my fancy. Chardonnay wines mainly, plus a zesty white number which made friends with my home-made sweetcorn fritters. As the days have been getting longer and warmer, I’ve been sitting in the sunshine and rekindling my …

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Wine review: McGuigan Shortlist Chardonnay, 2011, Adelaide Hills

Shortlist is a range of individually numbered and limited release wines from McGuigan. The small print: Adelaide Hills – 13% abv – Grape: chardonnay – Buy: Tesco online –  Price:  £15   – screwcap – 2011 – Tasted Feb 23 2014 – Drink in 5 years of vintage Food matches Creamy pasta, poultry dishes, shellfish, …

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Monte Vallon Chardonnay IGP Pays d’Oc 2011

A celebration of the Chardonnay grape’s many personalities

Chardonnay. The most popular grape variety in the world. To borrow a theme from another beverage, if chardonnay made women, they would be as classy and steely-cool as Lauren Bacall; or as honeyed, rounded and voluptuously-complex as Marilyn Monroe; or maybe satin-lip frothy, but pin-bright and sparkling with a Grace Kelly-like elegance; or perhaps as …

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Mâcon-Lugny, Louis Latour,

Mâconnais wines: Which Burgundy villages can put their names on labels?

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … I discover the 27 villages in the Mâconnais region in Burgundy whicb are allowed to put their names on the label. Navigating wine labels, particularly from the Old World can be daunting if you don’t …

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Christmas wines 2020

The best Christmas fizz: My 2020 festive sparkling wine choices under £20

Every year I run a consumer page blind taste-test to discover my pick of the bubbles for Christmas and New Year. In 2020 it was more complicated than usual as I didn’t have a gang of tasting elves with me! Instead my small social bubble tasted wines for the benefit of your festive social bubbles.  …

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Christmas wines 2020

White wines for Christmas 2020: Eleven festive choices over £10

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … my countdown to Christmas wines 2020 began in November.  Here’s my selection of Christmas white wines to buy over £10. Yay, we’re allowed to have some family time at Christmas after all. Maybe it’s worth pushing the boat out with some smashing wines! First up, …

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Grape Varieties Basics

Blimey, there’s so many grape varieties in the world. Fat ones thin ones juicy ones black ones white ones early ripening ones late ripening ones big ones small ones sulky ones. So many. How can I do justice to so many grape varieties in my little corner of the www.  world? Not sure I can, though I’ve given it a …

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