Summer wines to drink today

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With the weather hotting up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some alfresco drinking. Whether you’re planning picnics in the park, BBQs in the garden or having friends round for a party, look through our top recommendations for great summer wines to buy and drink today…

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10 great-value Cavas

14th June 2013

See Annette Scarfe MW's picks of the best value Cavas, including rose and brut nature styles that are all excellent value for money.


Top 10 Soave

17th May 2013

Rosemary George MW selects her top ten Soave wines as published in a promotional editorial piece in the May 2013 issue, looking at Italy's most famous white wine in an assesement of its standing...

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17 Chilean wines to excite the palate

15th March 2013

Chile is no longer a backwater nation churning out cheap, dull wines. As Peter Richards MW uncovers a new breed of adventurous winemakers who are blazing a brave, exciting - and refreshing - trail...

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New Zealand Pinot Noir 2010

21st September 2012

Whether from the North or South Island, the quality of 2010 Pinot in New Zealand is well above average, says Bob Campbell MW, with some producers claiming it's their best ever vintage. See Bob's...

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Expert's Choice: Beaujolais

14th September 2012

Forget ‘Nouveau’ – real Beaujolais, especially the reds, are serious wines, and the past three excellent vintages show just why. See Rosemary George MW's top picks here...

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Expert's Choice: German Riesling 2011

3rd August 2012

An Indian summer rescued this vintage, which is bigger and less concentrated than 2010 but which growers are still rating ‘good’ to ‘outststanding’, says Anthony Rose


Rias Baixas Albarino: panel tasting results

4th June 2012

An excellent performance, with 95% of these affordable, food-friendly wines recommended, and our judges urging wine lovers to keep them for a few years to reap the greatest rewards. See the 26...

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Top 10 Proseccos

10th February 2012

Richard Baudains uncovers Italy's top Prosecco producers who are focussing less on supper-affordable prices and more on quality and character. See his list of the best 10 Proseccos here...


English Wine: Expert's choice

2nd December 2011

English wine is officially a hot topic, says Susy Atkins, especially the fizz, the best of which rivals Champagne in style, quality and price. See Susy's pick of 21 four and five star sparkling...

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Experts Choice: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

22nd November 2011

Critics bemoan the 'Savalanche' of samey New Zealand Sauvignons, but Rosemary George MW, author of The Wines of New Zealand, finds innovations in vineyard and cellar have expanded the flavour...