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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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Tesco red wines

Tesco red wines: Three wines new in store in autumn 2021

The Raise a Glass feature is published in several regional newspapers …  I tried three Tesco red wines  from the retailer’s  Autumn Winter range It’s the time of year when retailers and supermarkets are looking to the months and weeks ahead.  Much like a fashion show, ideas around the new season’s tastes and treats are …

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Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and when I forgot Organic September

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one when I forgot about Organic September but I still enjoyed a juicy glass of Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon My dad used to say “I didn’t forget, I just didn’t remember”. Which has been a useful phrase for me too, …

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Wines from the Loire Valley: The names of the wine regions and some of the wines they’re famous for

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … here’s when my thoughts turned to wines from the Loire Valley. It’s been a over a year since we learned how to mute, to share, to wave, to leave messages via our laptop screens as …

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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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