Would you buy wine from this woman?

I’ve been blogging away for the last few years, recommending a couple of wines every week, whatever I happen to be drinking that I think you might like too. I’m now wondering whether you might want to buy wine from the site. You tell me what you want and I’ll source it exclusively for the KMWC. Tried and tested for the tired and tested, if you like. If so, would you want to buy the odd bottle or stock up on fridge-door whites and on-the-side reds by the case, delivered to home? If you do have a view, please let me know, either here or by email. By way of thanks for your time and trouble I’ll put names in a hat and send a case of wine to whoever’s name my children pick out.

Current white in the fridge: Domaine Naudet 2009 Sancerre, £12.99, Waitrose
I rarely spend quite this much on a bottle of wine, unless I am in a restaurant obviously. Even then, I’ll ask about the provenance of the house wine before venturing further down the list. Anyway, this thirteen-pounder was bought by a friend who came over for dinner last week. I think she might have panic-bought in Waitrose, thinking if I get it from the wooden racks, it has got to be good. And indeed it is. I’m just sorry I didn’t open it when she was here. No really, I am. Made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape and grown in the Sancerre region in France, this is elegant, uptight but so lime-fruit intense it is worth it. I drank this with nothing but music for company. It sang. 

Current red on the side:  Gran Fabrica 2001, £5 currently at half price, Tesco
Just to bang on for a bit, if you spend £4 on a bottle if wine, more than half of that £4 goes to pay duty and tax. Once you’ve added packaging, shipping and a retail mark-up into the mix, there’s not much left to pay for the stuff you are actually drinking. If, however, you spend £5 on a bottle of wine, you are spending the same amount on duty, tax, shipping and packaging (roughly) so you get much better value for money on what you’re putting in your glass. Go to £10 and you’re laughing. Some half price wine deals don’t deliver on the promise but this one does. And in Tempranillo-laden spades. More brooding than Marlon on that motorbike. This one does need food, something spicy and/or meaty.   


Chin chin x

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19 Comments

  • 12 years ago

    Coals to Newcastle…possibly?
    Love your review of the Sancerre 🙂

  • Anonymous
    12 years ago

    Genius! I'd love that…. Maybe a case of your top 12 winter wines for Christmas? The options are endless …

  • 12 years ago

    Vinogirl – I know, slight feeling of pissing in wind but then again….thanks for honest feedback.

    Anonymous – I know who you are! Your name is in the hat….

  • 12 years ago

    Interesting idea, clearly there are a few companies providing this sort of service, but getting something with is more personal where we could share our own opinions could be fun. I'm thinking a case or half case every other month would be a good setup.

  • 12 years ago

    I'm a bit of a wine tart I guess; supermarket here, local wine merchant there, odd case from Laithwaites and recently discovered Naked Wines. Definitely like the idea of doing something more personal every now and then, and learning a bit more about the wines, sharing opinions etc.

  • 12 years ago

    I think I would – but then, I doubt you'd deliver to New York, would you 😉 ?

  • 12 years ago

    Tipster – thanking you, very helpful.

    Julie B – you? A tart? Never. Yes, I like the sharing/learning aspect too. Sometimes I just want to drink the stuff, though…

    NVG – I shall just have to come a do a reccy, non?

  • 12 years ago

    I'm in. Great idea. Thing is, I think I trust you more than the Sunday Times wine club et al, which is why it would work. Would have to be similar pricing though, I think.

  • 12 years ago

    A great idea – would take the stress out of trying to keep my wine rack stocked with stuff I won't open and dislike

  • 12 years ago

    I think it's a fantastic idea, especially given that you tend to focus on "value wines" which most people prefer in these economic times.

    I'd order, if I weren't on the wrong side of the pond.

  • 12 years ago

    Claire – thanks so much, and wow! Eat that, STWC!

    Muddling – fab, de-stressing v.v. important…

    ADoC – yes, good value is an absolute must. Thanks for comment..

  • 12 years ago

    Not sure if you want to ship to Oakland CA, USA… I would love some of those various supermarket numbers that I've never heard of – you make them sound enticing. Don't send me Californians though – I don't rate many of the whites. I have forwarded your link onto many around here though – you are a refreshing voice in the fields….

  • 12 years ago

    I'm in! But you knew that didn't you?? x

  • 12 years ago

    ALW – thank you, lovely kind words!

    Mrs Russell – I did indeed know that. Thank you, love…x

  • 11 years ago

    what a fantastic great idea – would love to know more about wine and then I could shock the OH!!

    BNM

  • 11 years ago

    I love to pop by to your recent blog and often view past blogs for wine ideas. You would be happy to know that I have used a few of your suggestions and even keep a note file on the old Blackberry of your recommendations! It is usually for a gift or if we are having a drinks party but you always seem to give good ideas. Thanks.

  • 11 years ago

    I am in and i think its a great idea!

  • 11 years ago

    BNM – thank you…and yes, knowledge is power!

    MH – hello, love…thank you for kind words You keep a note file? Wow, I'm thrilled! x

    Au Pair UK – name is in the hat, thank you..

  • 11 years ago

    Hi… that was great stuff.. I really like reading on this subject Could you tell me more on that… I love to explore

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