Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc

Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2017 – South Africa

4th August 2018 davecronin 0

Every now and then you open a bottle and Wow! is the first thing that springs to mind and this is what happened when I […]

Scala Dei Priorat

Climbing the Stairway to Heaven

29th July 2018 davecronin 0

Scala Dei 2011 If you like your wines with a bit of muscle and intensity then Scala Dei translated from Latin to literally mean ‘Ladder […]

Monte Da Casteleja Courtyard

Monte Da Casteleja Organic Vineyard

21st July 2018 davecronin 0

It seems like every time I book a holiday now the first thing I look for is a nearby vineyard to visit. I encourage anybody […]

Three cheers for the King – Do me a Favour !

1st July 2018 davecronin 0

With the weather taking a turn for the better and temperatures scaling the dizzy heights of the high 20’s there’s nothing more satisfying than sipping […]

El Muelle de Olaso – Palomino Fino 2016

16th June 2018 davecronin 0

If you ever visit Jerez in Spain then one Winery you must visit apart from all the excellent Sherry outlets is the Luis Perez Bodega […]

Celebrating my 60th with wine, what else !

13th June 2018 davecronin 0

I recently celebrated my 60th birthday and judging by the number of wine-related cards and bottles I got I think, perhaps some is trying to […]

Coragem- Touriga Nacional

30th May 2018 davecronin 0

There’s something about Portuguese wines that get people excited and I for one can understand why. Portugal is probably more famous for its Ports and […]

Julia Florista Tinto – Cheap as chips

25th May 2018 davecronin 0

Been a while since I reviewed a single bottle but I have been meaning to bring your attention to this Julia Florista Portuguese red since […]

Oatley a quintessential English vineyard

2nd May 2018 davecronin 0

English vineyards never cease to amaze me, even when the weather is dark and gloomy there’s something special even magical about seeing rows of vines […]

A view from Penfolds Hill

22nd April 2018 davecronin 0

I must admit the first thing that springs to mind when seeing a bottle of Penfolds is the 1980’s cartoon series Dangermouse, a parody of […]

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The Cubist Old Vine Spanish Garnacha

18th April 2018 davecronin 0

Picking a wine on nothing but the name, label or bottle sometimes works, more often it doesn’t. That’s exactly what I did when buying this […]

Maretti Langhe Rosso – A Baby Barolo

15th April 2018 davecronin 0

This was a pleasant surprise, well, maybe not so much of a surprise as I tend to like most Italian wine but this red The […]

Two Summer Whites to consider – Godello & Gruner Veltliner

14th April 2018 davecronin 1

With the weather improving and thoughts of summer barbecues ahead here are a couple of excellent white wines that generally don’t hit the headlines as […]