Red Nose Wine
Bounteous is the word that comes to mind when you walk into Red Nose Wine and see the cascades of cases and bottles which Gary Gubbins has collected, collated and chased down from all over the vinous world. And you get the sense, instantly, of someone who sells wine because they love it, because they love the culture of the grape and the people who grow it, because they love the madness and the intensity and the philosophy that has to lie behind every vineyard if you are to produce wonderful wine. Mr Gubbins knows those wines and he tracks them down, from Mas de Daumas Gassac to Sam Neill's Two Paddocks Pinot Noir, and then he writes and blogs about them in a very smart and unpretentious way. He will refer to a wine having “a generosity” for example, which is one of those things that we all know hen we sip something special, but which we would be hard pressed to put our finger on. Then you think: yes, generosity, that's it.
The well-remunerated could splash a lot of cash in Red Nose, if they had a mind to, but the financially famished can also shop smartly and well here and find excellent quality and excellent value. Once you find Red Nose, you will become a dedicated customer and a fan.
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