Miles Simmons

About the Author Miles Simmons

Miles has been romancing wine for the best part of 15 years, exploring everything from the most acidic Vinho Verde whites and tropically influenced Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to the deepest Californian Zinfandels and spicy Australian Shirazes. His wine wisdom extends beyond just the glass, as wine and food pairings have become an integral part of his life; exploring the more outlandish options on an almost daily basis has led him to become incredibly savvy in this department.

A long-time lover and collector of Lebanese wine and serious ‘old school’ Rioja. He is also the proud owner of a 30-year plus collection of Chateau Musar wines and notable exceptional vintages of Lopez De Heredia and La Rioja Alta. Miles is also a featured user on Vivino, the world’s most popular and widely used wine app; you can find him under the pseudonym – Red Sipper. Follow him for reviews on everything that passes his lips and to engage in some friendly wine related banter.


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Lyme Bay Wine: Shoreline

Winery: Lyme Bay Wine :Shoreline Vintage: 2014 Varieties: Bacchus, Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc (Undisclosed %) Price: GBP £12.99 USD $16.06 I was really taken by surprise by this wine. I approached it with limited expectations as white wine isn’t a huge indulgence of mine and English white wine is …

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Vallegarcia Syrah 2010

Winemaker: Vallegarcia Wine: Syrah Vintage: 2010 Varietal: 100% Syrah Price: GBP £19.99 USD $24.88 An aromatic bouquet, with raspberry and plum prominent, subtle background notes of fresh vanilla bean and violets mingle effortlessly; ever so slightly perfumed, intoxicating, a real thought provoker. The palate is expansive and characterful; the initial …

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Yalumba Museum Muscat Reserve

Winemaker: Yalumba Wine: Museum Muscat Reserve Vintage: NV Varietal: 100% Muscat Price: GBP £13.99 USD $17.07 This small and unique parcel released by Yalumba from the depths of their seemingly infinite cellar, really showcases the best of Australian fortified wine. Made from the red and pink Muscat variety this wine …

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