Oz’s wine tips for the festive season

Brrr!! It’s been such a cold start to winter this year that I feel I should be clutching a mug of hot toddy as I write this. But bubbles can always cheer me up, and after that a juicy white and a chunky red should keep me in buoyant mood till… Read More

Three wines to try this summer

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing white for a sun-drenched afternoon, a luscious red to warm you through the summer nights, or an English fizz fit for toasting summer’s special moments, Oz has got a wine recommendation for you. Albastrele Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Moldova Laithwaites £9.49 As the sun… Read More

Oz’s festive wines for every budget

Whether you’re feeling flush, or feeling the pinch, I’ve got some fantastic wines for you, full of good cheer as we celebrate Christmas and then wave the old year goodbye. Prosecco Valdobbiadene Spar £10 Prosecco has become our party pop of choice in… Read More

World of Wine: Discover South America

In Oz Clarke’s World of Wine, Oz takes the reader on an illustrated, visual grand tour of the great wine regions of the world – explaining the flavours behind different wines and how to find the wine you want. Chile and Argentina are two stalwart favourites when it comes… Read More

Oz’s wines for Spring

Oz has picked his three favourite wines to try this spring, including a homegrown fizz, a white from Crete and a lush red from Argentina’s Mendoza region. Greyfriars Blanc de Blancs, Brut, England Lea & Sandeman, £24.95 If you’re driving south on the A3,… Read More

Oz’s festive wines

Dare we say it, but there are only 6 weeks to go until Christmas, and time to start thinking about a tipple to satisfy you and your guests this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a tasty wine on a budget, or want to splash out on something special… Read More

Wines for the Summer

Barbecues, weddings, graduation parties, and those lazy, relaxing evenings after a busy day of holidaying: summer comes with many occasions for enjoying a glass of wine. Oz has handpicked a selection of wines perfect for those summer occasions, whether you prefer a thirst-quenching white, a fresh rosé or a mellow… Read More

Three wines to try this spring

It’s official: spring has arrived! The days are getting longer and Easter bank holiday is fast approaching. Oz has picked out his favourite wines to enjoy this season, including a fizz fit for Easter Sunday, a Rioja to enjoy with your roast and a lush Pinot Gris.   Jansz Sparkling… Read More

Prestige Cuvées – wine makers’ art or style over substance?

Prestige Cuvée champagnes don’t get a massively good rap among normal wine drinkers. They’re fiendishly expensive and they often seem to be drunk only by celebs and Eurotrash who’ve definitely got more money than sense. This modern Dom Pérignon bottle is pretty similar to the original… Read More

A Tricolour of Tipple

Just as the leaves of the trees have started to shift in colour, so does this month’s selection of recommended wines. This tricoloured bunch is perfect both for those last Indian summer days and for when you want a good autumn warmer. You think Pecorino is a… Read More