Rey Noble

The Majestic Noble King

15th September 2018 davecronin 0

It certainly wasn’t the label that attracted me to this bottle, it’s pretty bizarre, to say the least. I bought it because I like Grenache […]

Elara 2017- Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc

7th September 2018 davecronin 0

Every now and then a wine comes along with the Wow factor and this New Zealand Sovee Bee (Sauvignon Blanc) is just one of those […]

Vinho Verde

Quinta De Azevedo – Vinho Verde

5th September 2018 davecronin 0

Although the weather is cooling down as the summer draws to a close there’s still no reason not to drink a refreshing white wine with […]

Champagne Road Trip 2018

23rd August 2018 davecronin 0

‘Come quickly, I’m tasting stars’ exclaimed the Benedictine Monk Dom Pérignon, when talking about the worlds most celebrated fizzy drink Champagne and to be honest, […]

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 […]