New Year’s honour

By way of a break from the less tempting back-to-work chores, I allowed myself to scan through the newly arrived February edition of Decanter to see if any of 'our' wines were mentioned.

Result! Our Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange, gets a very encouraging score from the panel tasting the 2004 vintage, in eighth place out of one hundred and fifty-four wines tasted. If you're interested, it'd be worth buying the magazine for the discussion of these "fresh, delicious" wines and how they fit in to the wider, global wine context.

(In case you're wondering, the difference between the English importer's price in sterling and ours in euro is pretty much normal when all the extras of duty, transport and VAT &c. are taken into account.)

If anyone reading this has first-hand experience of this wine, please leave a comment - we sold enough bottles last month!