Posted on 02.02.20 #128

Wines for the BBC’s Bill Buckley show

If you’re tuned in today and you’d like more details on the wines Bill and I shared for our, err, Valentine’s night in, then here are the details:

From the legendary Madame Clicquot, credited as ‘the inventor’ of rosé Champagne, just over 200 years ago, Veuve Clicquot non-vintage Rosé Champagne is £45 at Sainsbury’s or Tesco.

A lovely Provence rosé, with a distinctive ‘mineral-driven’ style, thanks to its volcanic terroir close to Aix en Provence, Chateau Beaulieu Cuvée Alexandre is £12.99 on promotion at Ministry of Drinks ( which also has a shop in Pangbourne for ‘click and collect’.

We can all do our bit to help Australia’s winemakers after the devastating wildfires that we have seen in the news of late, whilst also getting to know a distinctive style of Semillon. The Wine Society Hunter Valley Semillon is £8.95 at is made by the excellent Brokenwood Winery (read more about Brokenwood and its winemaker Iain Riggs here).

Finally, Lidl’s latest ‘wine tour’ selection has hit the shelves and I would highly recommend the brilliant value South African Cinsault in the range. The Saviour Cinsault is £6.49 at Lidl and it’s also my ‘wine of the week’ this week.

If you missed us chatting, it’s on the BBC Sounds app. Just search for Bill Buckley BBC Radio Berkshire 2.2.20 – and it’s the second hour.





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