Cabernet King in USA & Chardonnay Queen

Cabernet King in USA & Chardonnay Queen

King Cabernet, Queen Chardonnay The latest sales figures for table wine in the US in off-premise show cabernet sauvignon is still king, only outranked by Queen Chardonnay. The Nielsen table wine category for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2016 is interesting reading. Combining domestic production and imported wines, the off-premise market was 4 per […]

Aldi scores highly in wine reviews

Aldi scores highly in wine reviews

Aldi reviews Christmas is an expensive time and many expensive bottles of wine are bought as gifts for father, who often feels compelled to share them with his idiot brother-in-law because he happened to be there when the presents were opened. Then there is the other idiot brother-in-law who says all wine drinkers are nobs […]

Chardonnay top’s, Ausies storming New York

Chardonnay top’s, Ausies storming New York

Still favourite Chardonnay remains the big favourite in the US. The 2015 vintage report for California shows it represented 16.4 per cent of all grapes crushed. In off-sales it represented 21 per cent of all wines sold. Cabernet sauvignon was in second place with 14 per cent of off-sales. Aussie eats in the Big Apple […]

A mixed case of white wine reviews

A mixed case of white wine reviews

A case of whites: three gris/grigios, three chardonnays, three sauvignon blancs and three rieslings. Add nine regions, three vintages and four states, and the result is magnificently catholic. MWC Victoria Pinot Gris 2015: This is an export wine on sale in the US for US$15 ($20). It’s the richer style of PG, but not over […]

3 x 3 wine reviews Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache

3 x 3 wine reviews Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache

Triplets, 3×3 sets of wine Three chardonnay, three pinot noir and three grenache wines. Seven regions represented and three vintages. Enough of the stats, to the reviews: Margan ‘White Label’ Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2014: It’s rich, and one could say unfashionably rich nowadays. Well, bugger the hipsters, because it’s not in any way overblown. This […]