Waitrose Romanian Pinot Noir 2016

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Dealu Mare, Romania; Grapes: Pinot Noir The Waitrose range always manages to punch above its weight. This varietal Pinot Noir is from …

Camel Valley Cornwall Brut 2013

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Cornwall, England. Grapes: Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Pinot Noir This fizz has a special place in my memory. It’s the flagship sparkling wine …

Cottonworth Classic Cuvée NV

PICK ★★★★★ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Hampshire (nr. Andover), England. Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier This classy looking English fizz is going to put a smile on …

Furleigh Estate Rosé Brut 2010

PICK ★★★★★ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Dorset, England. Grapes: Chardonnay, Meunier, Pinot Noir Instantly fell in love with this wine. A slightly orange but glamorously bright rosé …

Warre’s Otima 10YO Tawny Port NV

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Douro, Portugal; Grapes: Tinta Roriz, etc. Rich, raisined nose and a deep caramel colour. Yeasty and nutty aromas typical of a Tawny …

Quinto do Crasto Douro Superior 2014

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Douro, Portugal; Grapes: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousao From one of the country’s finest fortified Port producers, this Douro Superior is …

Quinta do Passadouro Tinto 2013

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Douro, Portugal; Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca Deep and full bodied with a heft 14% ABV alcohol and a …

Vadio Bairrada Tinto 2013

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Bairrada, Portugal; Grapes: Baga Deeply coloured for what is a medium-bodied red wine. Aromas in this wine remind me of young Cabernet …