Fine Wine

  • White Castle Vineyard Cymru / Wales

    Philip Day looks to Wales, reviewing the broad range of wines on offer from White Castle Vineyard. According to the latest figures (2015) released by the wine standards branch of the UK government’s Food Standards Agency the average annual production of wine in the UK has increased from 3.02m (bottle equivalent) to 5.06m in 2015….

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  • Suertes del Marqués Wines, Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife

    Philip Day looks to the popular holiday hotspot of Tenerife for an inspired source of fine wine and selects Suertes del Marqués Wines. Some friends recently set me a challenge, when we met up in Manchester for dinner. At the end of the month they were off to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for an early winter…

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  • Château d’Esclans ‘Garrus’ Rosé, Côtes de Provence AOC

    Further to numerous requests from friends, eager for tips on suitable Rosé wine, Philip Day looks to the Côtes de Provence AOC for inspiration. In this article, Philip reviews the impressive wines of  Château d’Esclans, including its highly acclaimed ‘Garrus’ Rosé.     Several of my friends and colleagues, perhaps with an eye on their summer vacations have been…

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  • Giacomo Bologna Braida Bricco dell’ Uccellone, Barbera d’Asti DOCG

    Philip Day discusses Giacomo Bologna Braida Bricco dell’ Uccellone, Barbera d’Asti DOCG from the Piedmont region of north-west Italy.     The most common Piedmontese grape variety, Barbera was once dismissed as being too common or mundane to inspire respect, because it was so widely planted in the Piedmont region (Piemonte) of north-west Italy. However, no…

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  • Ridgeview English Sparkling Wines

    Philip Day discusses Ridgeview English Sparkling Wines. Ridgeview, located in the South Downs of England is a family company dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparkling wine derived from classic varieties, employing traditional methods.    For decades British cider and perry makers were synonymous with fizzy alcoholic drink production in the UK. Over the…

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