All Saints Estate Shiraz 2014, or, London 2012 all over again

I don’t know if it is my English heritage, but sometimes I feel that saying something is “not bad” is sincerely one of the best compliments in the world. Perhaps due to (or because of) our surfeit of pessimism, or maybe propensity for understatement, I really believe that this half-negative statement can be a truly unique and…… Continue reading All Saints Estate Shiraz 2014, or, London 2012 all over again

Hewitson “Basham’s Beach” Tempranillo 2012, or, The black olive of the family

Let’s just get this out in the open – this wine has a terrible label. Its design errs on the dated, rather than classy, and I don’t think that what it thinks is a selling point really is a selling point. It states: … Bottled and released only in exceptional vintages. This wine is the…… Continue reading Hewitson “Basham’s Beach” Tempranillo 2012, or, The black olive of the family