Victoria

    Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    … I think this is stylistically closer to the Arthurs Creek than the Tarraford. There's more stone than creamy augmentation and something green springs from the glass. . . The mouth is greater than the nose. . . The sensory impact on the tongue more telling and demanding than the scent which seems to belong something else. It's bitter and pith like…

    1 readers - By Wino sapien

    29.9.14

    … I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

    2 readers - By Wino sapien

    Last week

    … tablespoons) and riesling (250mls, see below for note). Roast for approx 90 minutes at 180 degrees C. 2. Mac Forbes EB04 2012 Tradition Riesling. 12%. Ardea seal. 91 days on its skin. Clear. Perfumed with the scent of musk and something exotic. My imagination says a harem - it evokes the East with its rose petals and orange blossom…

    5 readers - By Wino sapien

    Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    …, joyous and delicious chilled, too. Serve it with the awesome Sticky spare ribs recipe and see just how versatile it is. 2013 La Boheme Act Three Pinot Gris, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (approx. £15.00, Oddbins, Planet of the Grapes tel. 020 7929 7224, Portland Wine Cellars tel. 01704 534299, South Downs Cellars tel. 01273 833830…

    8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

    … in Australia. With awesome herbal freshness and aromatic citrus lift this is a beautiful accompaniment for the Grilled mackerel with gooseberry purée recipe. 2014 La Boheme, Act 2 Pinot Noir Rosé, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (approx. £16.00, Planet of the Grapes tel. 020 7929 7224, George Hill Ltd tel. 01509 212717, Dike & Sons tel…

    6 readers - By Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes
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