Philippa's Wine Blog

Read all about it! Great reviews and recommendations for our wine

I love our wine range and I almost envy people new to the Asda Wine Shop because there are lots of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

We’re really proud of all the praise being piled on the wines so I thought I’d let you know about some of the recommendations (of which there are loads) which appear every week in the press and on the TV. Check out these recommendations:

Big Reds

Red wines

Helen McGinn, she of the Knackered Mothers’ Wine Club writing in the Daily Mail, goes overboard for the D’Arenburg The Cadenzia 2009 – just listen to this: “Believe me when I say the flavours are EYEWATERINGLY good. It’s like concentrated blackcurrant juice for grown ups.” Helen pairs it with “steaks and a box set.” Make mine The Godfather!

Zalze Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier is described by Ned Halley, from This Is Somerset, as a “pungently savoury red with a distinctively toasted, spicy style that really stands out.” I’m not normally – here comes confession time – a huge fan of South African wine, but this bottle has stolen my heart. Fantastic with curries or hearty stews.

Jane MacQuitty, writing in The Times, is impressed by our 2012 Paul de Albas, Ribera del Duero from Spain, calling it a “bold, enticing, spiced plum of a red.” Wow – brilliant, I think, with roast lamb.

Our Noster Nobilis Priorat is always a favourite with people in the know. Here’s what Terry Kirby has written in The Independent Online: “A seriously good wine at a seriously good price here. Made really well, mostly from Garnacha grapes in a first-class area, where wines mostly attract premium prices. This is a big, bold, beefy red… drink when the weather turns cold with the first casseroles of autumn.” Can’t wait for the cold snap!

Cool Whites

White wines

Matthew Jukes describes the De Bortoli King Valley Vermentino in the Daily Mail as “a wickedly exciting grape, lemon sherbet aroma and rapier-sharp palate make for genuinely thrilling drinking.” Wow! I enjoy this with smoked trout, grilled fish or winter salads. It’s also brilliant chilled straight from the fridge with a bowl of olives.

Ned Halley in the Western Morning News loves the Mornington Peninsular Stonier Chardonnay 2012 calling it a “lush old-fashioned Aussie chardonnay with a proper apple-crumble-with-cream richness but clean, shiny minerality in equal measure.” Ooh, this wine has smoked salmon written all over it!

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Posted in Philippa's Wine Blog on 18 November 2013
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