Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Max Reserva 2013

A really intense ruby colour matched by strong blackcurrant nose, made more complex by the oak / vanilla characteristics. A bit of leather in there.The palate offers good structure and body with a juicy sensation attributed to the freshness of its acidity. We had this as part of a meal with steak and everyone at the table commented on the quality (unprompted!). 

A lovely wine that puches above its weight at this price point. Well worth a try!

Stockist: Waitrose

Not bad at £14.35

Gold and Trophy Winner in the Royal New Zealand Easter Show Wine Awards 2016

After days of picking grapes in one of the world’s most famous wine regions, the pickers get together to drink, chat and enjoy the drinks they are meticulously involved in the making of. 

Also check out local winemaker, Nico’s, top tip for a white Burgundy from Saint Aubin that you don’t have to travel to Burgundy to get!


What started in El Quatre Gats tapas bar in Barcelona, soon became an adventure in the Marche region of Italy, that lies along the east coast facing Albania across the Adriatic Sea. El Quatre Gats is famously where Picasso had his first solo exhibition as a young edgy artists in the Catalan capital and I was there dining with Dr Pia Casarini Wadhams, Director of Italy’s only Polar Institute, Il Polo.


The Palazzo is located in the centre of Fermo, a small Roman hilltop town with a rich history dating back to antiquity. Flying from abroad, Ancona is the closest airport, 67km north (about an hours drive) along the coast of the Adriatic sea.