Hi, my name is Dave Cronin – AKA Ivorfan. (As a life long Fulham Supporter Gordon Davies (Ivor) was and still is my all time favourite player hence my nickname – Twitter name). I was also known as Spikedc on the Tesco Wine Community site, unfortunately no longer around.
Over the last few years I have drunk some wonderful and not so wonderful wines. Trying to understand the complexities of wine is a vast subject, I realise I’ve only just scratched the surface but I am starting to appreciate what I’m drinking more and more, maybe it’s an age thing, who knows!
My favourite reds are Spanish, especially anything from the Rioja region, coming from a Spanish background it’s the wine I drink most but I do tend like most reds apart from Beaujolais (Gamay is the one grape I can’t get on with, unless someone can convince me otherwise !). Amongst my favourite whites are Verdejo, Albarino, Godello, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Riesling. Come to think of it there’s not a lot I don’t like.
In this blog I’ll attempt to give you my personal thoughts on what I’ve been drinking but I must stress these are only my views, I’m a very long way from being a so called ‘expert’, just a keen amateur who loves wine and you must remember everyone’s Palates are different so what I like you may not.
I will also feature book reviews and other wine related and some non wine related subjects.
I give simple Cork rating out of 10 for each wine or wine related item.
**Finally if anybody out there wants me to review any wines, please feel free to contact me, I promise I will give you a an honest opinion as a regular consumer of a wide selection of most everyday wines.