Recent Reviews

GR1181 GR1181 Assyrtiko de Mylos Vieilles Vignes Santorini, Hatzidakis 2016

I know, 30 quid may seem a lot, but if you’re after that special birthday bottle and wondering about a white Burgundy, click this instead and collect maximum points. From vines that are 100 years old, this rich textured white is a hidden gem. Wine fans should pounce if they spot it on a restaurant wine list, where I’m delighted to find more and more Greek bottles. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 13th Aug 2017 )

GR1201 GR1201 Hatzidakis Santorini 2016

Fragrant and zesty, this outstanding assyrtiko is gorgeous with a Greek salad. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 13th Aug 2017 )

LO13001 LO13001 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, Comte Leloup du Château de Chasseloir, Cuvée des Ceps Centenaires 2013

This has attractive lemon and apple aromas and bright, lemony, mineral flavours. There’s a creamy intensity that lingers on the finish. It’s a distinctive, delicious example of muscadet. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 13th Aug 2017 )

LO13221 LO13221 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Famille Bougrier 2016

This is fruity, rounded and aromatic with green apples and pears, as well as an appealing texture. It’s smooth and sweetly fruity with good balance. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 13th Aug 2017 )

SP12001 SP12001 3C Premium Selection, Cariñena 2013

The town of Carinena in the Zaragoza area takes its name from the carignan grape used to make the richly flavoured and spicy 3C; terrific value and a great every day wine, particularly for tapas dishes and chicken and chorizo paella. - Terry Kirby

( The Independent 13th Aug 2017 )

SP12761 SP12761 Sabina Tempranillo, Navarra 2016

An attractive bargain from the Navarra region to the north of Aragon, a juicy, fruity, easy drinking, medium-bodied little wine, ideal for parties. - Terry Kirby 

( The Independent 13th Aug 2017 )

US6931 US6931 Parker Station Pinot Noir 2015

This is one of those wines I forget to sip because I keep waving the glass in front of my nose to savour the aromas. It hails from Santa Barbara County, the Californian wine region made famous by the cult movie Sideways. It has a delightful potpourri of sweet red fruits, cherry and raspberry, a lick of vanilla, a wave of violets and a touch of wet soil (go with me on that one). I finally took a sip and loved the flavours too; cherry, strawberry, a hint of savoury, with medium acidity and tannins. Grill a salmon. - Jane Clare

( Liverpool Echo 12th Aug 2017 )

US6931 US6931 Parker Station Pinot Noir 2015

Remember the Davy Crockett TV series? Fess Parker, who founded this winery in 1989, was the actor who played this popular figure in the 1950s. Made from a Monterey, Santa Barbera and San Luis Obispo blend, the Parkers have created this charming, cherry fruited plummy pinot noir with fine tannins and a hint of oak. We normally have to pay more for Californian pinot. - Rose Murray Brown

( The Scotsman 12th Aug 2017 )

LO13311 LO13311 Touraine ‘Le Bécassou', Domaine des Echardières 2016

Graceful, light-bodied and deep cherry-red. A lively gamay with intense strawberry aromas and subtle spicing on the palate, this silky-smooth and deliciously refreshing Beaujolais-alike combines tangy cherry and redcurrant flavours with darker, beguiling hints of cassis. - Raymond Gleug

( Belfast Newsletter 12th Aug 2017 )

PW4581 PW4581 Adega de Pegões Moscatel de Setúbal

A sweet wine from Portugal that really is different, especially for those not used to the Portuguese oeuvre. From the Setubal region south east of Lisbon this very moreish moscatel is made from muscat grapes matured in French and American oak. The result has a nose of raisin toffee with a little bitter orange note in there. On the palate the sweetness to the fruit is never cloying and carries a dash of minerality allowing it to drift across the palate but never clinging to it. The obvious choice to accompany a delicious pastel de nata - egg custard tart to yoiu and me - but I'm thinking this would be cracking with a selection of excellent cheeses. Yum yum. - Neil Cammies

( Western Mail 12th Aug 2017 )