In the dark and distant past, I used to write wine reviews. Both for my blog and for other sites. These days I’m in a ‘Plonk’ wine rut and these cheap (£5 or under) wines, just taste and smell like ‘wine’. Most can not distinguished from one and other.
I think there must be a secret laboratory buried deep in some mountain and the scientists have come up with a recipe for wine that does not offend any palate. It is just bland. Of the countless supermarket ‘plonk’ wines I’ve supped of late, the only ones I could distinguish, where ones from Rioja, Spain.
Blog post by Richard Randall