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

“If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.”
by Sir Alexander Fleming

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.