Morrison’s Signature Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

We know that the Italian wine scene is incredibly complex, but here’s a classic: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. And if that name looks or sounds pretentious to English speakers, it’s really not, when you break it down. Montepulciano is the grape variety, Abruzzo is the region (on Italy’s East coast). With this style, we’re typically looking at moderate ABV, high-ish acidity, moderate … Read More

Tom BradfordMorrison’s Signature Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Aldi Exquisite Collection – South Australian Shiraz

Remember the 90s when wine drinkers were hooked on Aussie Shiraz? Maybe not, things have moved on a long way since then. High ABV wines are out of fashion. The same goes for heavily oaked wines. So that leaves the classic Shiraz sat on the shelf reminiscing about the good old days. Or just not being made in the first … Read More

Tom BradfordAldi Exquisite Collection – South Australian Shiraz

Aldi Bordeaux White

Wineontrial recently doled out its first slating, to a wine that had (somehow) won numerous commendations despite costing a very keen £4.99. See my review on Marks & Spencer’s Vin du Pays de Gers if you missed it – it might just save you some disappointment. So here we go again with a French white that’s won several commendations, even … Read More

Tom BradfordAldi Bordeaux White