Crunchy Valentine - Oz fizz
13 Feb 2009 by Richard Hemming
At last month's annual Australia Day tasting in London I tasted a host of sparkling wines in search of good value, marked GV in the notes below. Kudos to Hardys and Jacob's Creek for proving their brand reliability by delivering very tasty fizz at good prices. A worthy mention also for comparative minnows Hesketh, who have a very attractive and inexpensive non vintage sparkling wine. Wines are listed in descending order of score, with the price bracket they are expected to retail at in the UK. Charles Melton, Sparkling Red 2005 Barossa Valley 17 Drink 2009-12 (The wine in the picture, one of Australia's unique...

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