Author Archives: Lindsay McLean

Casa Silva Romano (César Noir) 2017 makes a splash in the Wine Merchant Magazine

Casa Silva Romano (César Noir) 2017 makes a splash in the Wine Merchant Magazine

The Romans (who else?) introduced César Noir to France and the variety has existed in Colchagua since 1912, despite rumours of extinction. It is from these vineyards that the grapes for this intriguing and initially unforthcoming wine are sourced. But, behind the tannin and acidity, is an intense, silky treat with notes of fig, leather […]

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Decanter Magazine – September Edition – Panel Tasting South America “Beyond the Big Whites” Tasting

The Information embargo is over and we can now release the very impressive results for Don Cristobal (esp. Torrontes) from the October issue Decanter Magazine for the following:   Don Cristobal 1492 Torrontés Mendoza 91 Highly Recommended Argentina £10.95   Don Cristobal 1492 Verdelho Mendoza 88 Recommended Argentina £10.95   These are fantastic endorsements for […]

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SITT Spring 2018

SITT Spring 2018

and all the GB wine markets were conquered, the cheapest, category-filling wines were winning the day…..…….. ALL, well not quite, brave groups of indomitable Wine Producers, fearless Independent Merchants, drawing a line in the sand, daring to defy the giant, all-conquering brands, with passion and some magic wines. HOORAY, so take a quick high-energy potion and […]

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Fruity, aromatic and fresh: Our selection of the best Argentinian wines…

Wine critic, Jamie Goode (The Sunday Express – Lifestyle Section) goes on a voyage of discovery to Argentina. “I’m just back from exploring Argentina’s thriving wine scene where I made some great new discoveries. While the South American country is justly famous for its excellent reds made from the Malbec grape, there’s a lot more going on. […]

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