Category Archives: What to buy or avoid

1270 a vuit fina organic Priorat

What to buy or avoid – June 2015

This June 2015 edition of ‘Wines to Buy or Avoid’ comes packed with a wide selection of organic wines and something for a treat as well. The theme for this edition is a ‘Week in Wine’, that means I selected some wines that are not going to break a bank (all weekday ones are under…

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Naturae 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon M&S No Sulphites

What to buy or avoid – May 2015

This May edition of ‘What to buy or avoid’ on the supermarket shelves comes packed with flavour. I have been quite successful in sourcing new organic wines, one interesting one with no added sulphites, but also a few flavour bombs. Have a look and I hope you will buy some of these wines online to…

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Crimson 2010 Red Blend California

What to buy or avoid – April 2015

So this April I continue to search for new wines online and on our supermarket’s shelves (that could be bought online of course), and share my wine findings with you. The following new wines were sourced from Ocado, Planet Organic, Sainsbury’s and two last ones from Sunday Times Wine Club. I have tried to select…

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Venta Vieja Malbec

Wine to buy or avoid – March 2015

In search of which wine to buy and which to avoid, this month I turn to two merchants – one solely dedicated to wine as Sunday Times Wine club and a second multi-sector grocer as Ocado. Sunday Times Wine Club was my end of 2014 discovery, when I joined them, and the experience so far…

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Chateau Puygueraud 2010

What to buy or to avoid – February 2015

This time I turn to Waitrose Cellar to taste and explore their new wines. Again, as with Majestic last month I have selected a random batch of wines, which were marked as new, and here goes a review on what I have found out about them. 1. Domaine de l’Oranger, Cotes du Roussillon, 2013 The typical to…

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Two young Monastrell wines – Al-Mouvedre and Casa Carmela

It has been a bit cold outside and I made a trip to a local Waitrose for something warming, a bit sweet and spicy (and on the budget). This turned out to be a battle of two wines made from Monastrell. I was always a fan of this grape- it is so rich and full…

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LalalandMalbec2013

What to buy or avoid – January 2015

Brand new reviews start with the selection of four wines, more or less randomly bought at Majestic. They were marked as new wines, so I’ve thought that they will kick off my buy or avoid reviews. Before I go further on with the notes, I must add that even though I buy wine regularly, and mostly…

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Welcome to ‘Wines to buy or avoid’

Where do you buy your wine? I won’t be so far from the truth to predict around 80% to say that in supermarket. Some will also say that they prefer big specialised chains (similar to Majestic wine warehouses) and only a small fraction of enthusiasts will mention small independent wine merchants or retailers. Well, I…

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