Beware: sniping alert:
The summer list just arrived. I find the ordering of wines by what someone at TWS thinks is their ‘style’ very unhelpful. It is impossible to find, for example, a particular grape or country (I know I can do this on line but I assume the printed lists are for people who prefer to search in hard copy). Some of the wines falling in the same classification would surprise anyone relying on it (white Rioja and sweet Coteaux du Layon are both under ‘full bodied and rich’, presumably because they couldn’t be bothered to have a ‘sweet’ classification).
And although I have never been very convinced by the idea we should change all our drinking habits for summer or winter, I do find putting heavy reds first on a summer list surprising.