How to taste Wine


Sampling Wines from Elizabeth Rose Wines Ltd (Episode 188 – Part 2)

In part 2 of this episode, we taste some of the fantastic wines that are available to buy from their website at https://www.elizabethrosewines.co.uk/ 

 

The first wine we taste is from a small vineyard in the East Anglia (Essex) called Toppesfield Vineyard and is made from the Bacchus Grape.

The next wine we taste a Rose from Giffords Hall stable. This wine is made from Pinot noir and Madeleine Angevine grapes.

Next, we tasted a Woodchurch Classic Cuvee made from the same grapes that go into Champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinoy Meunier.

Finally, we tasted a Red Wine from the Trevibban Mill on the North Cornwall Coast who try to be as organic as possible. This particular wine is a blend using Rondo and Dornfelder grapes.

Take a look at their great new website at https://www.elizabethrosewines.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Rose Wines Interview (Episode 188 Part 1)

We interview Sara and Becky about their exciting new venture of promoting and selling English and Welsh wine online.

Sara and Becky, explain what their current careers are and how they came up with the idea of setting up this new company.

Becky explains the difference between British Wine and English and Welsh wine.

We discuss the flexibility of their new offering including not having to buy a case of each wine that you fancy trying.

The site will also guide you through the many grapes used in England and Wales for winemaking. Names you are probably not familiar with. The site will allow you to determine which wines you may warm to based on the type of wine you currently drink.

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19 Crimes Red Wine (Episode 187)

We have the great pleasure and privilege of tasting a bottle of 19 Crimes Red wine from South East Australia, with a very special guest – Anabelle McVine from the YouTube Channel WineScribble.

John L had first tried this in a restaurant in the United States where it cost considerably more than the price he was able to buy it for in the UK from a discount store – BM.

The wine is aged in a rum barrel to help give it it’s unique taste profile.

As experienced red wine drinkers both John M and Annabelle thought the taste profile was not quite complex enough for their personal tastes. They both felt. however, that if you were beginning your red wine journey this would be an excellent bottle to try.

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Tasting 3 Choirs Wines (Episode 181 Part 2)

This episode follows John L’s visit to the Three Choirs Vineyard. Martin Fowkes, the Winemaking Director, kindly gave us some samples for John M to try back in the cellar.

The first wine we taste is their Cuvee.

Their Cuvee is in fact only £16.99, not the £20 that was quoted in the video and can be purchased via this link:- https://www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk/product/classic-cuvee-n-v/

This was a great tasting sparkling wine without the acidity people often associate with sparkling wine including Champagne. This Cuvee seemed incredible value as it deserved to be respected and enjoyed rather than just “necked”.

The next wine was 3 Choirs White Wine made from the Bacchus grape, whilst John M was slightly disappointed in the amount length, but John L really really enjoyed it. It was similar to Sauvignon Blanc, but once again had none of the acidity of Sauvignon Blanc which makes it ideal for those of you that like Sauvignon Blanc but do not like the acidity of this grape.

The final we taste is the 3 Choirs Vineyards Red Wine. This wine is ideal in our opinion for those people that are looking to move on from just drinking white to also wanting to drink red. the tannins are very light and the wine is very fruity. It’s nose (bouquet) is very similar to the Gamay grape which is used to make Beaujolais.


These wines are available directly from the Three Choirs website the address for which is https://www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk/

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WineScribble Interview (Episode 186)

We are very excited to introduce you to Annabelle McVine from the fantastic YouTube Channel called WineScribble.

 

Annabelle is lucky enough to live in the lovely Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

WineScribble is a fantastic resource on all things wine and especially Cypriot wine.

We ask Annabelle why she started her channel and try to find out a little more about the wonderful world of Cypriot wine.

 

 

Take a look at Annabelle’s website https://winescribble.com/

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Yellow Tail Merlot Wine Review (Episode 184)

In this video, we taste a Yellow Tail Merlot. This wine is available around the world is grown and produced in Australia. the winery is still run by the same family that started the business back in the 1950’s having emigrated from Sicily.

Priced at around £7.00 in UK supermarkets, it will be acceptable to most peoples pockets.

You must excuse John L’s schoolboy humour in this video but what is wine about if it is not about enjoyment!

This wine is ideal for those looking to add red wines to their list of wines to drink.

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Albret La Vino de mi Madre Wine Review (Episode 183)

In this episode, we taste a fantastic 2013 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Spain.

The rough translation of the wines’ name is My Mother’s Wine.

It has a great rich colour, a great nose (smell) and then when tasted massive dark fruit flavours followed by the taste of lighter red fruits.

A great wine if you are interested in starting to try to identify more than one flavour from your wine.

Available from Czerwik’s at: –

https://czerwik.co.uk/product-category/wines/red-wine/spain-red-wine

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Three Choirs Vineyard Interview (Episode 181 Part 1)

We are delighted to get the opportunity to speak to Martin Fowkes, the Wine Making Director at the Three Choir Vineyard about his vineyard and how it all started.

As well as growing their own vines and producing their own wine, they also make wine from another 50 vineyards on their behalf.

Martin talks about the grapes they use, the challenges they have and the future of the vineyard.

Find out more about Three Choirs Vineyard by following this link: –
https://www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk/
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Beefsteak Club Mendoza Malbec (Episode 177)

We taste yet another Beefsteak Club Wine in the search for wine that John L tasted in a restaurant recently.

We have struggled to find a “good” Malbec and so will this be one to slot into the “good” category?

Take the look a the video to find out…

 

 

 

If you would like to take a look at the Jamy Roo video mentioned in this video please follow this link: –

Yellow Tail Jammy Red Roo Wine (Episode 138)

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Quinta da Casaboa Winery – Portugal (Episode 174)

Another episode from our visit to the 2019 London Wine Fair where we have the great pleasure to talk to Joana Paes the General Manager at Quinta da Casaboa Winery about her family’s wine produced just a way outside of Portugal’s capital Lisbon.

Joana is the General manager of her Family’s winery, having grown up in the winery is part of life. The vineyard is 50km outside of Lisbon and very near the sea which has a fantastic effect on the taste of the grapes.

Joana goes on to explain the grapes they grow in their vineyard and the types of wine that they produce.

To find out more about the wine please take a look at Joana’s company’s web site: –
www.quintacasaboa.com

Apologies for the photographs of the wine not appearing on the video, photographs will, however, be available shortly.

 

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