Bordeaux & Tuscany

Breaking news – the 2009 Vintage of Château Brande-Bergère is gone, finito, terminado, history. Not a bottle, not a magnum, not an Imperial to sell. The ‘get-out-of-jail’ however is that the 2010 Vintage has just landed. Two years ago I preferred the 2009 to the 2010 but given the many months that has slipped by, I am relishing a chance to try the 2010 and will do again tonight.


Château Brande-Bergère “Cuvée O’Byrne” 2010 at £ 16.00 per Bottle


 Weekly indulgence = weekly bargain


Trawling the gilded aisles of Whole Foods at the foot of Church Street (on someone else’s dollar I hasten to add) I spotted the Turpino 2010, a “Super Tuscan”, at £ 32.99 on the shelf. For those who would like an immediately accessible, entertaining, direct but soft and charming Super Tuscan at a smidge over £20, this is a definite winner. On the difference you could nip down to Whole Foods and pay for your lunch!


“Turpino” 2010 Agricola Querciabella, Tuscany, Italy at £ 23.50 per Bottle

Cabernet-Franc; Syrah; Merlot; organically grown grapes.


48 Bottles just landed on the shop floor first thing this morning...

Tuggy Meyer
Tuggy Meyer