The Daily Drop – Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Fonte do Ouro 2017, Dâo Tinto Delicious medium-bodied red with savoury dark fruits, well-integrated acidity and a smooth dry finish with a touch of spice. Great value too. A very adaptable red, perfect with all manner of pork dishes, but big enough to accompany lamb or beef.   €13.95, down from €16.95 from O’Briens, I have a grá for Dâo, […]
  • Arinto 2018, Vinho Verde, Quinta Picouto de Cima Made from 100% Arinto, this Vinho Verde has stimulating racy green apple fruits, and a light sparkle; slakes the thirst and gets the mouth watering. 12.5% alcohol.   As an aperitif with nibbles, raw seafood, sushi or oily fish such as mackerel. Vinho Verde has come on in leaps and bounds; these days fewer semi-sweet […]




The Top Drop – Two Great Wines Over €15

  • Silice 2017, Ribeira Sacra Seductive, perfectly ripe soft sweet/sour dark cherry fruits; light, svelte and soothing. This is a lovely bottle of wine. I defy anyone to dislike it.   Try this with pork dishes – pork chops with mushrooms?   I have featured many wines from Ribeira Sacra over the last few years; here the Mencía grape, sometimes […]
  • Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2016, Sta. Rita Hills, California White flower aromas, subtle fresh lemon and peach fruits, interwoven with light oak; this is a brilliant subtle Chardonnay with great complexity and character. I loved it. Treat yourself and drink it alongside grilled black sole with maître d’ butter. This formed part of a brilliant trade tasting put on by importers Wine Lab and […]