Make Mine a Double

When I’m hosting wine tastings, especially for less experienced tasters, I try my best to serve wines in related pairs to best illustrate the differences made by one particular factor.

For example, tasting a McLaren Vale GSM blend back to back with a Chateauneuf du Pape from the same year is more illuminating than comparing the later with a mature Barossa Shiraz.

And now I’m going to apply that principle to wine reviews – a series of articles where each covers two wines that have something in common, and most likely some point of difference.  Compare and contrast is the order of the day – so make mine a double!

#26 – Top Selection Whites

#25 – A Walk on the Wild Side

#24 – Contrasting Chardonnays

#23 – Victorian Wines

#22 – Tesco Summer Whites

#21 – Smooth SuperValu Reds

#20 – SuperValu French Whites

#19 – Chardonnays from California and Kent

#18 – Sicilian Blends from Feudo Luparello

#17 – Achaval Ferrer Mendoza

#16 – California Dreaming

#15 – Unusual Alsace

#14 – Wines With B-Rio


#12 – Jean Foillard Morgon


#10 – Pinot Noirs from Burgundy and Chile

#09 – Domaine Charles Baur Alsace and Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

#08 – Aromatic whites from Marks and Spencer

#07 – A Brace of Fine Burgundies

#06 – Spot the Difference, Puglia Style

#05 – Salt and Pepper

#04 – White Graves (of the Bordeaux Kind)

#03 – Contrasting Nebbiolo Wines from Piedmont

#02 – Two Fresh Loire Sauvignons

#01 – Paddy Borthwick and Pegasus Bay Riesling