pinot grigio

this loves Aldi wines range

I put the new “this loves” Aldi wines range to the test. Which involves eating. Lots of it.

Those wine labels are key to our buying habits (I’ve said many a time) and Aldi has hit on a canny marketing idea to draw us in to a new range of wines. If you see “chicken” or “lamb” or “pizza” shouting at you in italics from the retailer’s wine aisles it is because the …

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Carmenere and Chile wine review

Carmenère and Chile go together but for years grape was forgotten

CARMENÈRE. Chile’s signature grape. I’m intrigued by this wine’s story, so I’m sharing it with you. As I write, I’m still on staycation, staring out at blue Welsh skies brushed with rolling grey clouds, but happily sipping Viña Koyle Alto Colchagua Reserva Carmenère, 2012 (£8.95, The Wine Society) at the naughty wine time of 5.15pm. …

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Carnival Sparkling Moscato

World Cup gives wine-loving girlies an excuse to go Brazil nuts

THESE fair islands of ours have been pretty hopeless in the World Cup.  England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Are we there or thereabouts in the final stages? Are we heck. Though it shouldn’t stop us settling down to watch the World Cup Final with a glass or two of vino. The eventual arrival of the World Cup …

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