All Things Alcoholic

Although this page is a favourite of mine, because it is a good excuse to open a bottle of wine, it will also includes some fruit punches, kids cocktails and more boozy cocktails, in fact anything that I think that will appeal to my friends, as long as it comes out of a bottle or out of a juice carton. Quite importantly, I always have an eye open for bargain wines and special offers.

Classy drink for Saturday afternoon

Pouilly-Fume’

Saturday afternoon my ex boss is dropping in for drinks and a quick chat, well what do you serve people who are used to the best, I could not have gone wrong with this classic … Continue reading


A lovely summer treat

The Arahura (Sauvignon Blanc)

I am still drinking wine, I promise, and can only say sorry for my lack of wine reviews. People who know me also know that the family have been going through a very hard time … Continue reading


A stunning Bordeaux wine
Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

I have quite surprised myself to be reviewing another wine from France directly after my last review. Trust me it was not planned, but this wine is from the great Saint- Emilion area and Puisseguin … Continue reading


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Calvet Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012

A stunning wine from Bordeaux, this makes a change for me as of late a lot of my wines have come from New Zealand and Australia. This Sauvignon Blanc has won silver in the wine … Continue reading


Ara Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blance

Review: Ara Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc

I am back in New Zealand with this classic Sauvignon Blanc. The Ara vineyard is in the most south-western corner of Marlborough and is a sustainably managed vineyard and this wine itself has far too … Continue reading


Full bodied red wine

REVIEW: Saint Vigni Cotes du Rhone Villages

Quite a long time since I reviewed a French wine, in fact I have been asked if I drink french wines! the answer is of course I do.Often when shopping for wine I simply find … Continue reading


Robust fruity glorious wine

REVIEW: Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon

California does it again for me, I have over the past two years drank some amazing wines from California this one from the Barefoot Cellars is a true delight and carries a gold medal for … Continue reading


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Rully Premier Cru

Sometimes it is really nice to have something rather special, this weekend we had Joseph Drouhin Rully Premier Cru and what a treat. From opening the bottle to the very last sip it thrilled our … Continue reading


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Review: Rabbit Row Sauvignon Blanc

I really enjoy a good Sauvignon Blanc, nine times out of ten I find it to be a classy wine with  a sensuous mixture of flavours going on, this one did that for me. My … Continue reading


Nobilo Orca Bay, Sauvignon Blanc

Review: Nobilo Orca Bay, Sauvignon Blanc

Wow is the best way to describe this wine and then it has got to be give me more! My daughter bought me this bottle last week as a little thank you present, I came home … Continue reading


Buget Wine, Lion's Gate Sauvignon Blanc Semillion

Review: Lion’s Gate Sauvignon Blanc Semillion

This Sauvignon Blanc came from Tesco’s again in the half price offers, I paid £4.49 for it. I love a glass of chilled white wine at any time of day, this wine is best described … Continue reading


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Review: Christmas Crackers

This year I have found 2 little gems for you at a price that means you can have a festive Christmas. They are the Tesco range of Simply Wines and the 2 I have found … Continue reading