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Grenache

Contino were the first Rioja bodega to be set up in the mode of a Bordeaux château, with estate grapes from vineyards surrounding the …

First bottle of this was subtly corked, which was extra-annoying because I could see the quality smothered by the TCA. But the POTG lads …

This was probably the night’s disappointment for me. Not a bad wine, but given the vintage and a pretty good producer, this should have …

This was going to be the vintage of Mistral that went into the 2nd Optimor Wine Club case, but the lads ended up with …

Another from the Optimor mixed case, and from a winery well-rated by Robert Parker. Initially, I thought this might be an overblown ‘taster’s’ wine …

2nd from the Optimor Wine Club case. Initially this was disappointing, but after eating food at the same time, along with a day in …

Out with Christian and Lauren at El Pirata tapas bar, having finally found Down Street’s dead tube station! A good Spanish wine list also …

After the quality of the 1999, when I saw this in Majestic for £6, it was an automatic choice for a Christmassy quaffer. Didn’t …

A good Châteauneuf courtesy of the Diageo staff shop (interestingly Selfridges’ own label Châteauneuf appears in the same, uniquely shaped bottle). Mid-pale ruby-garnet with …

After the deflation of the 1999 Oratoire des Papes, this much cheaper Majestic offering restored my belief. Though not going to set the world …