Christmas 2020 – A Dozen Festive Wines!

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Happy Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 – A Dozen Festive Wines! Happy Christmas to you all! Here’s the pick of the wines for Christmas 2020, together with a Christmas Card. This year, a delightful Baker’s dozen wines are recommended for the festive season, all with UK availability. Also, they are sustainable, taste great, and match festive fare. And, of course, there’s something here for …

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Artesano Organic Malbec/Cab Franc – Argento Redux

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Argento Agrelo vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

Artesano Organic Malbec/Cab Franc – Argento Redux Argento wines from Argentina used to be one of the mainstays of my public tastings with their Malbec. Sharply priced and with supermarket availability, it was always a crowd-pleaser. Then the Argento brand seemed to disappear. So I’m delighted to see them return to UK retail with a new brand, Artesano de Argento. …

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Why not try these compelling vegan wines? Ten to get you started

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Compelling vegan wines

Why not try these ten compelling vegan wines? Well, I promised some compelling vegan wines after my recent article¬†called Vegan wines are not just for vegans. Consequently, and without further ado, here are ten vegan wines to explore. From a range of UK stockists, all are superb examples. White Fasoli Gino, Pieve Vecchia 2014, DOC Soave, Veneto, Italy A stylish, …

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Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2011

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Passo Doble

Masi Tupungato Passo Doble, Malbec/Corvina, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011. 13.5%, organic Masi is a heavyweight Italian producer making a superb range of wines. These include classics such as Soave, Valpolicella, and Amarone. The company expanded into Argentina and created Passo Doble in 1999. It comes from the Mendoza region at their high-altitude Vigneti La Arboleda vineyard; 140 hectares overlooked by the …

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