2009 JoieFarm Rosé

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He says: This would be better served marketed as a Beaujolais/Pinot Noir blend to be drunk at room temperature rather than chilled.

She says: For those of you that loved cherry-flavoured cough syrup growing up, this is the wine for you. It’s definitely not for me.

2007 Albino Armani Friuli Grave Cabernet Franc

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He says: I found the wine to be pretty tame compared to most examples of Cabernet Franc that we drink, and lacking in varietal character.

She says: An interesting wine but far from mind blowing.

Bruno Gobillard Champagne Brut Rosé – Mille Sophie Cuvee

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He says: I can’t really say I’d ever buy this for the price as I find it to be a very bad value proposition.

She says: It was not as balanced as the other wines…

Il Follo Prosecco di Treviso Extra Dry

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He says: Could really take it or leave it.

She says: A straightforward bubbly that those with a sweet wine affection would no doubt enjoy.

2008 Château Thénac Bergerac Sec

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He says: When people say a wine needs food, they usually mean that a wine is unbalanced and needs some disguising…

She says: The first time I had this wine I really enjoyed it but in this blind tasting it did stand out as overly-oaked.

2008 Terra Incognita Chardonnay Mâcon-Villages

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He says: Hard to explain, and even harder to drink.

She says: It is rare for me to dislike a wine so completely.

2009 Montes Chardonnay Alpha

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He says: Not my favorite, and there are better values out there.

She says: The Montes was a more typical warm climate chardonnay with its strong tropical fruit notes and a wack of oak to chew on.

Wine truths

“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.”
by Madame de Pompadour

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.