From Vineyards Direct

Regular readers will know that I had a bit of a pop at FVD recently. I try to be balanced with my comments so I would like to praise them for the service I have received from them this week.

One of the wines I ordered at Christmas was oxidised, this happens,  but I have noticed that it is far less prevalent with the wines purchased from good retailers where it has been stored properly. When I was buying wines from supermarkets I would think 2 out of 10 were not in great condition compare that to now where I think I have had 2 dodgy ones in the last 2 years.

I contacted FVD to inform them of the spoiled wine and by return I was offered a no quibble refund. Just type in a code, easy.

I was keen to buy some more of 2 of their wines so I ordered a mixed case. Two days later it’s here !

A lovely pomerol from the fab 2009 vintage. 100% merlot, this often disappoints as it smells brilliant but it’s thin on taste. Not this one !

100% Syrah, as good as anything that comes from the Rhone at this price point

Credit is due.


About Man et Vin

I am a 47 year old living in Nottingham. Maybe, like me, you have become disillusioned by the quality and variety of most wine that is sold in the UK. I am not anti supermarket or wine store but there must be more out there. Please join me on my journey to find decent good value wine. At the same time I want to find out more about storage, availablity and discover some of the lesser known wine growing areas. I have nothing to do with the wine industry, as it happens I am a middle manager in a financial services company.
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