A selection of different blog categories from the Wineman. Our latest thoughts on vintages, food and styles

Latest Wines

All about Pinot Grigio

Learn all about Pinot Grigio in this excellent article written by Christian Lowe.

How not to get ripped off by restaurant wine lists

A quick article which will help all our readers to not be ripped off by restaurant wine lists. Yes, believe it or not there are many ways you can fall victim to this subtle manipulation!

Choosing wine while on holiday

This short article will help you to choose the right wine when you are abroad or on holiday. The different grape varieties, styles, and unknown labels can often be confusing and we want to help with this.

How to tell if your wine is corked

This short article will help you to tell if a wine is corked or not.

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015 review

The Bishops Leap Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 vintage review by Wineman. Read why this remarkable Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is so popular with UK drinkers

The effect of Brexit on wine prices

Brexit is having a major effect on wine prices in the UK and it's about to hit all retailers within the next 7 days. Because of the currency issues the price of wines is about to rocket so read this article to be prepared for doom and gloom!

 


All about Lirac wine

A short article about the red wine produced in the Lirac appellation of France

Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz

The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz from Bob Berton is the latest wine to come from this outstanding winery in Australia. Similar but very different to The established Black Shiraz this is a delicious example of this grape

New Zealand Wines article

An article on New Zealand wines and what makes them so special. Sauvignon Blanc grapes were only planted 45 years ago by the Montana estate now known as Brancott.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush is made in the Delle Venezie Region of Italy by Sacchetto Wines

The Black Shiraz from Berton Vineyards

The Black Shiraz is a delicious wine made in Australia by Bob Berton

Domaine Rene Monnier Burgundy

Domaine Rene Monnier was founded in 1723 and the Monnier Family has built up one of the biggest private domains in the Cote du Beaune

Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine

Elysium Black Muscat is a dessert wine from the USA and made by Andrew Quady. It has won worldwide acclaim for it's amazing ability to pair with many desserts, chocolate, cheese and still be delicious on it's own.

Sula Wines

Sula Wines are made in the Nashik region of India. They are at the forefront of modern wine making and produce superb quality wines from a mixture of modern varietals.

Dona Paula Malbec 2013

Dona Paula Estate Malbec is different to the Paula Malbec. This is a meatier red wine from the same grower

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho Wine

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho is a medium bodied white wine from Bob Berton in Australia. Aimed at thos who like a sweet white but not too sweet. This wine has a subtle spice and gentle characteristics of the Gewurztraminer grape combined with the acidity of Verdelho

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio People often ask this question to me and many other wine merchants. How to find the wine you love is often a tedous task. Wines like this are often sold only to the "On Trade" in other words reserved for restaurants only.

Australian Shiraz

Australian Shiraz is one of the most recognised red wines in the UK market

Cuma Organic Malbec

Cuma Malbec is an organic red wine made by Michel Torino in Argentina. From an area in Mendoza which averages over 1700 meters above sea level.

Il Pumo Negroamaro

Il Pumo Negroamaro is a red wine made by the San Marzano co-operative in Puglia, Italy. Formerly braded and known as Lucarelli Negroamaro the new branding and name brings this lovely wine into line with the international range from San Marzano

Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc

Gris Blanc is a wine that causes lots of discussion among wine lovers. Is it a rose, blush or white wine? It's name leads you to think it's a white but it colour suggests blush!

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is the latest vintage of this superb white from Saint Clair in Marlborough

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is made in Hermanus, South Africa by Anthony Hamilton Russell. This is a superb Pinot Noir regardrd by many critics as the best Pinot outside of Burgundy

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria

The 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano is regarded as the finest expression of Primitivo availabe. Previously known as Pazzia Primitivo the wine has been rebranded in 2014

Fili Prosecco from Sacchetto

Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco from Italy with a distinctive blue bottle.

Dona Paula Estate Malbec

Dona Paula Estate Malbec is a supreme Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina.

Discover Perez Cruz Wines

a short article on the various wines available in the UK from the renowned Perez Cruz Estate in Chile.

Hazy View Wines

Hazy View wines are made in South Africa. There are two wines, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.

Bob Berton Wines

Bob Berton produces fantastic value for money wines in South Eastern Australia. The Black Shiraz and the Metal Label Vermentino are two of the biggest selling wines in the UK.

Chateau L'Aumerade Cuvee Marie Christine

Cuvee Marie Christine is the flagship rose wine from Chateau L'Aumerade. With it's beautiful bottle and crisp, dry style it's a real winner with all who drink it.

Gigondas Saint Damien

Saint Damien is a red wine from the Gigondas area of the Rhone Valley in France.

San Marzano Wines

San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 growers in the Puglia region of Italy.

How to buy The Black Shiraz

How to buy one of Bob Berton's iconic and highly sought after wines.

Cuma Malbec

Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza.

The Black Shiraz

The Black Shiraz is from Berton Vineyards in Australia. Part of the metal label range this wine is a rich, dark, brooding Shiraz with great length and flavour.

Don David Malbec Reserve 2012

Don David Malbec Reserve is from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina.

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is the iconic white wine from the Saint Clair estate in New Zealand

Perez Cruz Wines

Perez Cruz wines are fabulous wines from Chile. Made from the very best grapes and in the hands of a wonderful winemaker, the wines are sublime.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush is a delightful sparkling wine made in the Venezie area of Italy. It is perfect for celebrations or just enjoying on a hot day with friends. 


Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

The Black Queen is a sparkling Shiraz made by Peter Lehmann in the Barossa region of Australia. This is full flavoured sparkling wine and it's dark colour gives an idea of the depth of fruit that awaits. Not your typical sparkling wine!

Hen and Chicken Chardonnay

The Hen and Chicken Chardonnay is a white wine created by Larry Cherunbino in Australia. It is made in the Pemberton region and the wines made by Larry Cherubino are highly regarded. Recently Larry won Australian winery of the year in the awards from Matt Skinner and James Haliday.

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva is the premium Rioja made by Bodegas Ondarre

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon

Perez Cruz are a winery in Chile who create amazing wines with love and great care

Austrian Wines

Austrian Wines in the UK. These wonderful wines can be hard to find but some specialist merchants sell them

Moutard Champagne

Moutard Champagne is a wonderful family owned company from Buxeil in France

San Silvestro Barolo Patres from Piedmonte

San Silvestro Barolo Patres is a great value Barolo made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Major Award for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

Wine Spectator announces it's top 100 wines and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay comes in at #32!

Saint Clair wines

This article will give you some information on what makes Saint Clair Wines so special and outlines the reasons behind their massive success

A selection of different blog categories from the Wineman. Our latest thoughts on vintages, food and styles

Latest Wines

All about Pinot Grigio

Learn all about Pinot Grigio in this excellent article written by Christian Lowe.

How not to get ripped off by restaurant wine lists

A quick article which will help all our readers to not be ripped off by restaurant wine lists. Yes, believe it or not there are many ways you can fall victim to this subtle manipulation!

Choosing wine while on holiday

This short article will help you to choose the right wine when you are abroad or on holiday. The different grape varieties, styles, and unknown labels can often be confusing and we want to help with this.

How to tell if your wine is corked

This short article will help you to tell if a wine is corked or not.

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015 review

The Bishops Leap Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 vintage review by Wineman. Read why this remarkable Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is so popular with UK drinkers

The effect of Brexit on wine prices

Brexit is having a major effect on wine prices in the UK and it's about to hit all retailers within the next 7 days. Because of the currency issues the price of wines is about to rocket so read this article to be prepared for doom and gloom!

 


All about Lirac wine

A short article about the red wine produced in the Lirac appellation of France

Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz

The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz from Bob Berton is the latest wine to come from this outstanding winery in Australia. Similar but very different to The established Black Shiraz this is a delicious example of this grape

New Zealand Wines article

An article on New Zealand wines and what makes them so special. Sauvignon Blanc grapes were only planted 45 years ago by the Montana estate now known as Brancott.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush is made in the Delle Venezie Region of Italy by Sacchetto Wines

The Black Shiraz from Berton Vineyards

The Black Shiraz is a delicious wine made in Australia by Bob Berton

Domaine Rene Monnier Burgundy

Domaine Rene Monnier was founded in 1723 and the Monnier Family has built up one of the biggest private domains in the Cote du Beaune

Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine

Elysium Black Muscat is a dessert wine from the USA and made by Andrew Quady. It has won worldwide acclaim for it's amazing ability to pair with many desserts, chocolate, cheese and still be delicious on it's own.

Sula Wines

Sula Wines are made in the Nashik region of India. They are at the forefront of modern wine making and produce superb quality wines from a mixture of modern varietals.

Dona Paula Malbec 2013

Dona Paula Estate Malbec is different to the Paula Malbec. This is a meatier red wine from the same grower

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho Wine

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho is a medium bodied white wine from Bob Berton in Australia. Aimed at thos who like a sweet white but not too sweet. This wine has a subtle spice and gentle characteristics of the Gewurztraminer grape combined with the acidity of Verdelho

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio People often ask this question to me and many other wine merchants. How to find the wine you love is often a tedous task. Wines like this are often sold only to the "On Trade" in other words reserved for restaurants only.

Australian Shiraz

Australian Shiraz is one of the most recognised red wines in the UK market

Cuma Organic Malbec

Cuma Malbec is an organic red wine made by Michel Torino in Argentina. From an area in Mendoza which averages over 1700 meters above sea level.

Il Pumo Negroamaro

Il Pumo Negroamaro is a red wine made by the San Marzano co-operative in Puglia, Italy. Formerly braded and known as Lucarelli Negroamaro the new branding and name brings this lovely wine into line with the international range from San Marzano

Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc

Gris Blanc is a wine that causes lots of discussion among wine lovers. Is it a rose, blush or white wine? It's name leads you to think it's a white but it colour suggests blush!

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is the latest vintage of this superb white from Saint Clair in Marlborough

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is made in Hermanus, South Africa by Anthony Hamilton Russell. This is a superb Pinot Noir regardrd by many critics as the best Pinot outside of Burgundy

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria

The 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano is regarded as the finest expression of Primitivo availabe. Previously known as Pazzia Primitivo the wine has been rebranded in 2014

Fili Prosecco from Sacchetto

Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco from Italy with a distinctive blue bottle.

Dona Paula Estate Malbec

Dona Paula Estate Malbec is a supreme Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina.

Discover Perez Cruz Wines

a short article on the various wines available in the UK from the renowned Perez Cruz Estate in Chile.

Hazy View Wines

Hazy View wines are made in South Africa. There are two wines, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.

Bob Berton Wines

Bob Berton produces fantastic value for money wines in South Eastern Australia. The Black Shiraz and the Metal Label Vermentino are two of the biggest selling wines in the UK.

Chateau L'Aumerade Cuvee Marie Christine

Cuvee Marie Christine is the flagship rose wine from Chateau L'Aumerade. With it's beautiful bottle and crisp, dry style it's a real winner with all who drink it.

Gigondas Saint Damien

Saint Damien is a red wine from the Gigondas area of the Rhone Valley in France.

San Marzano Wines

San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 growers in the Puglia region of Italy.

How to buy The Black Shiraz

How to buy one of Bob Berton's iconic and highly sought after wines.

Cuma Malbec

Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza.

The Black Shiraz

The Black Shiraz is from Berton Vineyards in Australia. Part of the metal label range this wine is a rich, dark, brooding Shiraz with great length and flavour.

Don David Malbec Reserve 2012

Don David Malbec Reserve is from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina.

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is the iconic white wine from the Saint Clair estate in New Zealand

Perez Cruz Wines

Perez Cruz wines are fabulous wines from Chile. Made from the very best grapes and in the hands of a wonderful winemaker, the wines are sublime.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush is a delightful sparkling wine made in the Venezie area of Italy. It is perfect for celebrations or just enjoying on a hot day with friends. 


Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

The Black Queen is a sparkling Shiraz made by Peter Lehmann in the Barossa region of Australia. This is full flavoured sparkling wine and it's dark colour gives an idea of the depth of fruit that awaits. Not your typical sparkling wine!

Hen and Chicken Chardonnay

The Hen and Chicken Chardonnay is a white wine created by Larry Cherunbino in Australia. It is made in the Pemberton region and the wines made by Larry Cherubino are highly regarded. Recently Larry won Australian winery of the year in the awards from Matt Skinner and James Haliday.

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva is the premium Rioja made by Bodegas Ondarre

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon

Perez Cruz are a winery in Chile who create amazing wines with love and great care

Austrian Wines

Austrian Wines in the UK. These wonderful wines can be hard to find but some specialist merchants sell them

Moutard Champagne

Moutard Champagne is a wonderful family owned company from Buxeil in France

San Silvestro Barolo Patres from Piedmonte

San Silvestro Barolo Patres is a great value Barolo made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Major Award for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

Wine Spectator announces it's top 100 wines and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay comes in at #32!

Saint Clair wines

This article will give you some information on what makes Saint Clair Wines so special and outlines the reasons behind their massive success