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Recent Additions
July 21st 2009 Torri d'Elsa Chianti 2005 Anonymously inoffensive
June 30th 2009 Chateau Champ De Bourgeois 2007 Good value from Bordeaux - rejoice
June 30th 2009 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Vescovino Great value
June 30th 2009 Chianti Penny 2007 OK for the money
June 28th 2009 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2007 Mondo del Vino Basic but fair
June 28th 2009 Chateau Reysson 2005 Rather hit and miss
June 28th 2009 Chateau Peymouton 2005 Overpriced
June 28th 2009 Nederburg Pinotage 2006 Stunningly good value
June 28th 2009 Trapiche Oak Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Exquisite
June 28th 2009 Torri d'Elsa Chianti 2007 OK for the money
June 28th 2009 Bio Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Vin de Pays d'Oc Does drinking Bio wine make you feel saintly?
June 28th 2009 Chateau Lafitte Marcellin 2004 Drinkable and almost worth the money
June 28th 2009 Clos Malverne Devonet 2007 Cape Blend Merlot Pinotage A blend which is less than the sum of its parts
June 28th 2009 Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Decent Chilean wine though not quite up with the best
June 28th 2009 Folonari Merlot Delle Venezie 2007 Light and fruity
June 28th 2009 Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 As usual, a good'un
June 28th 2009 Ruyters Bin 2007 Pinotage Rather good budget South African
June 27th 2009 Sunrise Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Valle Central, Chile Not bad at all
June 27th 2009 Trapiche Varietales Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Good value but the oaked version is a lot nicer
June 27th 2009 2003 Giacomo Aldo Cabernet Veneto Bring me a pizza!
June 27th 2009 Folonari Cabernet Sauvignon Delle Venezie 2007 Drinkable
June 27th 2009 Chateau Les Vergnes 2005 Almost worth what we paid for it
June 27th 2009 Nederburg Pinotage 2007 Stunningly good value
June 27th 2009 Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 We liked it
June 27th 2009 Cimarosa 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cheap and cherries
June 27th 2009 Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah They also do a non blended cab Sav which is a lot better
May 31st 2009 Chateau la Croix d'Auron 2003 Not so fruity as the 2002
May 31st 2009 Yellow Tail 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Less flowery than the 2005
May 30th 2009 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile Silky smooth
May 30th 2009 Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir 2004 Unconvincing
May 30th 2009 Chateau Haut Litays 2005 Good wine, decent value
May 30th 2009 Mastri Vernacoli Trentino Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Rather better than expected
May 30th 2009 Captain Selection Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz 2007 Does the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court cover wine that is a crime against humanity?
May 30th 2009 Saint Clair Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 I cannot recommend this
May 30th 2009 Montana Merlot Cabernet 2004 If you want great red wine - buy Kiwi made
May 30th 2009 Montana Merlot Cabernet 2003 If you want great red wine - buy Kiwi made
May 30th 2009 Cour du Roy 2005 Corduroy - well I've got the trousers
May 30th 2009 Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 Going back for more
May 30th 2009 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Zonin Earned its keep
May 30th 2009 Il Piolo Chianti 2004 An enjoyable Chianti
May 29th 2009 Chianti Riserva Il Paesano 2002 Overpriced
May 29th 2009 Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay 2005 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Scrummy...but
May 29th 2009 Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Chile Smooth but could be better
May 29th 2009 Chateau Haut Litays 2006 Good wine, decent value
May 28th 2009 Chateau La Monge 2006 A bit of a let down
May 28th 2009 Cour du Roy 2004 Corduroy - well I've got the trousers
May 24th 2009 Chianti Giorgio Gaudio 2005 Cheap and uninspiring
May 24th 2009 Montgolfier Beaujolais Villages 2002 Interesting
May 24th 2009 Folonari Cabernet Sauvignon Delle Venezie 2005 Drinkable at a good price
May 24th 2009 Chianti la Tosca 2005 Cheap and cheerful
May 24th 2009 Maurice Granier Beaujolais 2004 Fresh'n'Fruity!
May 24th 2009 Terra Vega Carmenere 2003 Valle Central, Chile Smooth and peppery
May 21st 2009 Saint Emilion Monsieur Louis 2004 So forgettable so forget it
May 21st 2009 Yellow Tail 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Somewhat flowery
February 16th 2009 Chateau Les Maurins 2002 Must try harder
February 16th 2009 Chateaux de Panigon 1997 Good Choice
February 16th 2009 Chateau Haut Litays 2007 Decent value in a budget Bordeaux
February 16th 2009 Montgolfier 2007 Merlot Pays d'Oc You can cook with it and you can damn nearly drink it too!
February 15th 2009 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2005 Fradiabolo Not up to much
February 15th 2009 Marquis de Rothberg 2003 OK but no more
February 15th 2009 Chateau la Croix d'Auron 2002 Fruity tootie
February 15th 2009 San Mondello 2006 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Drinkable - just
February 15th 2009 Yellow Tail 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fair dinkum
February 15th 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Good value and you can cook with it too
February 1st 2009 Chianti Conti Serristori 2006 OK but in no way special
February 1st 2009 Vina Tinajas Cabernet Merlot 2007 Good value but their pure cab sav is much better for just a little more
February 1st 2009 Vina Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile OK but you can do better for this money
February 1st 2009 Montana Pinot Noir 2004 Scrummy
February 1st 2009 The Long Good Friday (1980) The movie that kick started a genre
January 24th 2009 Chianti Conti Serristori 2007 OK but in no way special
January 24th 2009 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Boccantino OK, but no more than that
January 24th 2009 Teroldego Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2006 Accidentally good
January 24th 2009 GCF Beaujolais En Primeur 2008 If a wine can be the runt of the litter....
January 24th 2009 Settesoli Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Sicily Poor value
January 24th 2009 El Emperador 2005 Cabernet Carmenere Drinkable but overpriced
January 11th 2009 Albo Nobile Chianti 2004 Just drinkable
January 11th 2009 Albo Nobile Chianti 2006 Just drinkable
January 11th 2009 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Castelletto Cheapie but goodie
January 11th 2009 Chateau Cazeau 1998 Real bargain
January 11th 2009 Cittadella Chianti 2005 Cheap and cheerful but no more
January 11th 2009 Charles Bach NV Champagne An acceptable way to see in the new year
January 11th 2009 Gentilhomme Cotes du Rhone 2007 Good as last year's
January 11th 2009 Terralunga Chianti Colli Senesi 2004 OK though still a little bland
January 11th 2009 Chateau Les Martineaux 2006 Good one
January 11th 2009 Chianti Classico Piccini 2006 OK but not earning its keep
January 11th 2009 Chateau Reysson 2004 Poor value
January 11th 2009 Gentilhomme Cotes du Rhone 2006 A good one indeed
January 11th 2009 Marquis de Rothberg 2007 A bit thin and watery
January 10th 2009 Louis Eschenauer Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Decent wine for a bargain price
January 10th 2009 Pulcino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2006 Very good
January 10th 2009 Louis des Vignes Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Nice wine, shame they closed the shop
January 10th 2009 Chateau Chenu-Lafitte 2006 Poor value but drinkable
January 10th 2009 Chateau Les Maurins 2007 Must try harder
January 9th 2009 Babich Winemaker's Reserve 2004 Hawke's Bay Pinotage Absolute top choice
January 8th 2009 Wine tips Letting wine breath
January 8th 2009 Cour du Roy 2006 Corduroy - well I've got the trousers
January 6th 2009 Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 The full Monty(pulciano)
January 5th 2009 Chianti Riserva 2005 La Colonata One to avoid
January 5th 2009 Gentilhomme Cotes du Rhone 2005 Choice
January 5th 2009 Buzet Merlot Cabernet 2006 Another cracker from Norma
January 4th 2009 Chateau d'Archambeau 2004 More of this one please
January 4th 2009 New World Chile Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central 2007 Surprisingly good
January 4th 2009 Beaujolais Villages Domaine des Glamours En Primeur 2008 Pick of the bunch
January 4th 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Good value and you can cook with it too
January 4th 2009 Espiritu de Chile Merlot 2005 Valle Central, Chile Drinkable but not really enjoyable
January 4th 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Drinkable wine for a bargain price
January 4th 2009 Terralunga Chianti Colli Senesi 2003 OK though a little bland
January 4th 2009 Chianti Riserva Il Paesano 2005 Better than most recent Chianti
January 4th 2009 Montepulciano d`Abruzzu 2007 Coppiere OK but you can do better
January 3rd 2009 Beaujolais Primeur 2003 Armand Dartois Unexpectedly good
January 3rd 2009 Mont Caillou 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Better than the wine snobs would expect
January 3rd 2009 Espiritu de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Valle Central, Chile Just drinkable
January 3rd 2009 New World Western Cape Pinotage 2007 Anonymous but OK for the money
December 29th 2008 Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Would rat poison have tasted worse?
December 28th 2008 Golden Bird Pinotage 2008 Did they let it out or did it escape?
December 28th 2008 Used car imports in New Zealand New in Japan - sold used to the Kiwis
December 28th 2008 Car culture in New Zealand The Kiwi obsession with the car
December 28th 2008 Funny motoring in New Zealand Odd things about driving in New Zealand
December 28th 2008 Motoring in New Zealand The jpoc guide to driving in New Zealand starts here
December 28th 2008 New Zealand The jpoc guide to New Zealand starts here
December 27th 2008 Chateau Pey la Tour 2007 Well improved over the 2006
December 27th 2008 San Mondello Chianti 2006 Almost good enough to drink
December 21st 2008 Roc d`Entraigues Cotes du Rhone 2007 A bit of a let down
December 21st 2008 Chianti Gheppio 2007 Does what`s expected
December 20th 2008 San Mondello 2007 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Drinkable - just
December 20th 2008 Talisman Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage 2007 Can't complain - much
December 20th 2008 Espiritu de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile A little better than the 2006 but still not good enough
December 20th 2008 Wine of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006 Basic but OK for the money
December 20th 2008 Nederburg Manor House Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Yummy indeed
December 20th 2008 Chateau Pey la Tour 2006 Fresh and fruity
December 13th 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Kaefer Valle Central, Chile Just not really very good
December 11th 2008 GCF Bordeaux 2006 Basic but OK
December 11th 2008 Melini 2007 Chianti A good'un
December 11th 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Cheapest drinkable wine out there?
December 10th 2008 Chateau Bel Air 2006 Good choice
December 10th 2008 Chateau Grand Bouquey 2005 Disappointing wine, dreadful value
December 10th 2008 Chateau l`Eglise 2005 Top value
December 9th 2008 Chateau Tour Negrier 2006 Rotten to the last drop
December 9th 2008 Ruffino 2006 Chianti OK, but not special
December 9th 2008 Chateau Blaignan 2005 Must try harder
December 8th 2008 Chateau Bel Air 2005 Basic but honest
December 8th 2008 Rigattieri 2007 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Caught my attention
December 8th 2008 Terramore 2006 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Is Bio wine good for you?
December 7th 2008 Villa Puchini Chianti Riserva 2003 Memories of a hot summer
December 7th 2008 Golden Kaan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 It`s OK, but it smells a bit
December 7th 2008 Van de Kaap 2008 Pinotage A South African "Nouveau"
December 7th 2008 Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Must try harder
December 7th 2008 Conti Serristori 2001 Chianti Classico Overpriced as was the 2000
December 7th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Avegiano Not bad but not worth the premium price.
November 29th 2008 Vina Tinajas Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 You just cannot beat this for value
November 29th 2008 Le Gavroche Beaujolais Villages Primeur 2008 GCF The Villages was not as good as the standard this year
November 29th 2008 Beaujolais Primeur 2008 GCF Classic Beaujolais Nouveau - warts and all!
November 29th 2008 Conti Serristori 2000 Chianti Classico Enjoy the label as the wine is not worth the money
November 29th 2008 GCF Bordeaux 2007 Budget plonk that earns its money
November 29th 2008 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Every bit as good as the 2006
November 28th 2008 xXx (2002) James Bond for the playstation generation
November 28th 2008 Ruyters Bin 2005 Pinotage Rather good budget South African
November 24th 2008 Bordeaux 2005 Kressmann Duo Mmmm, for the money, a delightful Cab Sav Merlot blend
November 24th 2008 Chateau Maillard 2005 Worth about half what we paid
November 23rd 2008 Espiritu de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile Most winemakers in Chile have learned their craft well, not this shower.
November 17th 2008 Montana Merlot Cabernet 2006 If you want great red wine - buy Kiwi made
November 17th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Cislo Sarze The bottler's name sounds too much like Keyser Soze for me to dare criticise it even though it's not very good.
November 16th 2008 Chianti Superiore 2006 Villa Puccini A Chianti that is slightly up from the bargain basement
November 16th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Casa Moretti Poisonous Filth
November 16th 2008 Vino Nobile de Montelulciano 2005 Loggia delle Sassaie Overpriced but drinkable
November 16th 2008 Reserve Chateaubriand 2007 Beaujolais A good way to wash down a fine steak
November 16th 2008 Folonari Cabernet Sauvignon Delle Venezie 2006 A drinkable Italian Cab Sav
November 15th 2008 Red Bodeaux 1995-1999 A round up of Twentieth Century Claret
November 15th 2008 Reserve Chateaubriand 2006 Beaujolais Good value and just right with red meat
November 15th 2008 Montana Cabernet Merlot 2001 Best wine I've had for a long time
November 15th 2008 Montana Merlot Cabernet 2005 Just so good
November 14th 2008 Chianti la Tosca 2007 OK for the bargain basement
November 14th 2008 La Cara Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Not recommended
November 13th 2008 Chateau Bel Air 2007 A decent choice
November 13th 2008 Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 OK but not special
November 13th 2008 Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Better than last year's!
November 13th 2008 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile Super smooth, super yummy
November 12th 2008 Chianti Classico 2006 I was robbed
November 11th 2008 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Silky smooth
November 10th 2008 Vina Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile OK but you can do better for this money
November 9th 2008 Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Silky smooth, yummy
November 9th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2005 Boccantino OK, but no more than that
November 9th 2008 Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile I'd rather drink Chinese baby milk formula
November 9th 2008 Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile Decent wine, decent value
November 9th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2007 Fradiabolo More fruity then expected
November 9th 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Fradiabolo Too acid
November 8th 2008 Sunrise Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Not bad though not what you might expect
November 8th 2008 2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Basic but fair
November 4th 2008 Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Almost, but not quite
November 2nd 2008 Trivento 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Good choice - I'm going back for more
November 2nd 2008 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Mondo del Vino Basic but fair
October 31st 2008 Cousino Macoul Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle del Maipo, Chile At least it didn't get any worse in 2007 which means that it performed better than your sub prime portfolio
October 30th 2008 Cousino Macoul Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle del Maipo, Chile Worse value than a sub-prime mortgage portfolio
October 30th 2008 Los Chaclos Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central Chile 2006 Good solid Cab Sav for a decent price
October 26th 2008 Chateau Sissan 2006 Almost - but not quite worth the money
October 26th 2008 Chateau Grand Bouquey 2006 Disappointing wine, dreadful value
October 25th 2008 Chateau Bisseron Bouquey 2006 Disappointing wine, dreadful value
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