As the year draws to close, The Wine Tipster has reflected on some of his favourite wines and in particular those he feels would be ideal for the New Year’s celebrations. Here is his selection: Champagne and Sparkling Prosecco Masottina DOC Brut Treviso – BBR, £13.95 per bottle – http://www.bbr.com/products-15037-prosecco-treviso-brut-spumante-masottina Masottina make a seriously fine range of Prosecco and their Brut is a crowd-pleasing Prosecco with fine bubbles and intense, fruity aromas of apple, lemon and grapefruit with a lovely hint of spice and ginger. Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut – Waitrose, on offer at £25.49 – http://www.waitrose.com/shop/DisplayProductFlyout?productId=309388 Completely underrated Champagne house who make...Read More
Author: Neil Phillips
The wonderful Prosecco story continues to grow as sales are well on the up, with the UK the largest export market and yet, how much do we know about Prosecco? So The Wine Tipster has a few pointers for marking your card when it comes to the Prosecco story: Prosecco DOC (Registered Designation of Origin) can only be produced in Italy and specifically the North East covering two regions Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia and nine provinces, Treviso, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Belluno, Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia and Trieste. This is a beautiful area to visit and the wonderful city of...Read More
Ascot Food & Wine Festival – this weekend! Join The Wine Tipster at this weekend’s annual Ascot Food & Wine Festival. Taking place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September, this year’s action packed Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. In addition to a fantastic day of racing, you can visit over 30 food and wine stalls along the newly formed Food Avenue. Culinary genius Raymond Blanc and Wine Expert Oz Clarke will be joined by Racing Tipster, Neil Phillips who together will bring you cooking and wine pairing demonstrations. Racegoers will be able to sample...Read More
York Ebor Racing Tips: The Wine Tipster’s Five to Follow for the York Ebor Festival. Have a fabulous week of fizz and racing at the wonderful York Ebor Festival. Here are The Wine Tipster’s Five to Follow. Wednesday Juddmonte – Mutakayyef (William Haggas) Much of the focus will be around the likes of Postponed and Hawksbill, but at a double figure price it might be worth chancing Mutakayyef. Still progressive and may have more to offer, his form in his two runs this season has been franked, with both Richard Pankhurst and Dutch Connection giving his Summer MIle form...Read More
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