Vermentino Terre Siciliane 2019 – Giordano

Giordano wines have offices near Alba in Italy, from where I receive regular cold calls offering me wine. I usually explain that I’m driving and can’t take the call, which I usually am… Their cases are a mixed bunch; the wines are variable in quality but their U.S.P. is that they offer Italian delicacies or…

Bendico Vermentino 2018 – Virgin Wines

Vermentino is primarily associated with Sardinia. Virgin wines have a few wines which don’t come from the area with which they are traditionally associated (Hungarian Pinot Grigio, Romanian Sauvignon Blanc) as do Waitrose. Is it a crafty trick, or an attempt to intrigue the consumer? Who knows…? I tasted Vermentino widely during a three week…

Contralto Pinot Grigio 2017 Sainsbury’s Winemaker’s Selection

My most read review of the last year was for a Pinot Grigio. This review has had hundreds of hits, from all over the world. This shows that people may be a little unsure about this wine, and google it whilst in the supermarket to see if it’s any good. This isn’t surprising as Sainsbury…

Fiano, Tesco

Fiano is particularly associated with Sicily. I’ve been there twice and loved it. The wines available on the island ranged up to over 500Euros, but we never see these here (except perhaps in a couple of stores in St James, London). Cantine Settesoli produce this wine for Tesco; they are a large but good producer….