Summer should be a time of relaxation, outdoor parties and pink wine. So far the British summer has been a soggy mess, but rosé / rosato / rosado still has its attractions. Andover Wine Friends’ summer party had to be held indoors for the first time in four years and fortunately we had build a
The wines of Provence
Andover Wine Friends’ monthly tasting featured wines from small French appellations and provided a tour of the south of France with a stop-off in Corsica. Led by Lefty Wright (picture below), it showed what quality there is outside of the well-known areas – if you can source these small-production bottles, here provided by Yapp Brothers.
The Overton BBC (bring a bottle club) has a cheerfully random air about it. This is particularly the case with ‘BBC1’. As the idea is to taste the wines blind, there is no plan about who will bring what. Usually, this works absolutely fine and often some fascinating themes emerge. By chance, three people will