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Unctuously sweet, deep amber, with caramel, raisin and vanilla spice notes, but above all, and orange peel note that is particularly distinctive. Too ‘red’ …

This one was chosen for its probable fit to 65% cocoa solids hazelnut & salt chocolate. And a pretty good match too. Though, as …

The most ridiculously heavy bottle I’ve ever come across – 1,198g empty, compared with 1,320g for a full bottle of d’Armailhac – heralded this …

A really good value, well-made pure Malbec, which shows off Argentina’s style and potential, without necessarily being over-extracted, hyper-ripe or just ‘score-chasing’. Drinking well …

Moscato d’Asti and its Asti DOCG sparkling brethren were born – as indeed was Italian sparkling wine – in Canelli. Here, at Castello Gancia, …

Asti is the other “A” in the constellation of Piemonte wine regions, lying immediately North and East of Alba, where Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero …

Napa Valley, the Big Daddy of California wines, is today world-famous for Big Cabs and Bold Chardonnays, landmark wineries and the Napa Valley Wine …

More a curiosity than a great wine. In fact, definitely curiosity value. Whilst on Cape Verde, we had to try the local wine – …

South Africa – a wine industry that’s 320-odd years old. Or 20-odd, depending on your point of view (OK, some poetic licence taken there …