Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

Savour Australia Day 1: Uniquely Australian

Uniquely Australian wines: not unique at all but brilliant yes.

In Sicily: Etna trek

Sicily vineyard tour day 1: Etna trek, clashing with lava, and enjoying a good Grenache.

Massaya reds

Three Lebanese reds from Massaya – intense, distinctive and delicious.

Rhône tightrope

Two wines from the Rhone, both powerful and very ripe… yet balanced and utterly convincing.

Jaboulet upswing

After a period of poor performance the Rhône house of Jaboulet is going from strength to strength.

Réméjeanne Arbousiers 2004

Can’t get enough Côtes du Rhône at the moment. It’s become my favourite red wine. Today, a succulent example from overperforming Domaine La Réméjeanne.

La Monardière Vacqueyras 2005

I’ve grown into something of a Southern Rhône addict. This 2005 Vacqueyras from Domaine La Monardière is hitting all the right notes for me.

Marcel Richaud Cairanne 2000

One of those days when everything just goes fine. Including this stunning bottle of 11-year-old Côtes du Rhône. Worth three times its price.

High-alcohol bliss

Please drink more Banyuls! Vinous France’s best-kept secret: affordable, flexible and delicious.