Every fortnight, the CellarVie Wines
team dive knee deep into the weekend’s newspapers in an effort to determine what’s hot in the world of wine. In this instalment, The Sunday Times
explore a number of value-for-money reds, The Daily Telegraph
discusses what to drink with gamey meats, The Observer
highlights their three wines of the week, and The Daily Mail
champions a host of sparkling wines…
’s David Williams recommends "a delicious South African, a great Italian and an unusual Austrian" to drink this week. The Pinotage from South Africa is “like Beaujolais on steroids” according to Williams, while the Austrian number is “a singingly pure unoaked red, full of gorgeous dark raspberry fruit with a twist of pepper”.
The always jovial and entertaining Olly Smith of The Daily Mail
recommends a number of sparkling wines to sup during the final throes of summer. Listing some low-cost bubbly, made in the traditional method used for Champagne, Smith suggests a Crémant from France, a Prosecco and an English sparkler. He also reserves a mention for two Champagnes; a Bollinger Special Cuvee and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - "a deft stunner usually costing over £100".