Had a Glass: 2010 Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino


He says: On the palate, this wine is bursting with flavour, intensity, and fruit, with well-balanced acidity and a better than average finish.

She says: The fact that this is quite a rich wine, means that I find it enjoyable all year round. Unlike some white wines, it is not just a summer sipper.

2008 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne Couvent des Jacobins


He says: Simple, boring, and a short finish. Damn, this sucked.

She says: A most uninspiring wine not worthy of its $27 price tag.

2008 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages


He says: …this wine had a much better structure, both acidic and tannic than the Pinot Noir from the same producer.

She says: Life is too short to drink boring wine when there are so many interesting wines out there to explore!

2007 Albino Armani Friuli Grave Cabernet Franc


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.

Had a Glass: 2009 Telmo Rodríguez Rueda Basa Blanco


He says: We’re always wary of hype, but happy to find it justified in this case.

She says: Easy drinking, with a pleasant finish that is perfect for summer.

Had a Glass: 2006 Château La Maroutine


He says: It’s hard to find a good bottle of Bordeaux for $20, and this bottle might just be the answer.

She says: Overall a good value-for-money Bordeaux.

Had a Glass: 2008 Château Vieille Tour La Rose


He says: A disappointingly unbalanced wine that looks good, smells nice, but tastes like shit.

She says: It’s not how you start but how you finish that counts…

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.