Final Score?

by Tim Atkin
You’ve come a long way, baby. Watching the final of the Euro 2022 women’s football tournament, I was reminded of an advertising slogan for Virginia Slims cigarettes, of all things,...

2020 Pietradolce Etna Rosso, Siclly

If you love Pinot Noir, then the chances are that you’ll appreciate its slightly more rustic Sicilian cousin, Nerello Mascalese. This comes from volcanic soils at 800 metres on the...

2019 Villa Antinori Toscana, Tuscany

Antinori is one of those producers that rarely, if ever, lets you down, producing everything from good value reds like this Super Tuscan blend to some of the finest wines...

2021 Arbousset Tavel Rosé, Rhône

It’s not often that I get excited about a rosé – too many of them are like pale pink spots on a pink wall – but this is the real...

The Rain In Spain

by Tim Atkin
In English, it’s just drizzle. In Spanish, it’s more graphic. The literal translation of “calabobos” is something that soaks fools. Rather than a downpour – the sort of weather that...

2019 Colomé Altitude Blend, Salta

This remarkable Salta blend may not come from the highest vineyards in the world, but they’re still pretty elevated at 2,300 metres. Malbec based with 10% Tannat and 5% Cabernet...