The Winesave PRO experiment

Winesave PRO is an argon gas canister that delivers the gas directly to the bottle, reveiwed by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse).

Winesave PRO – does it actually save wine?

Winesave PRO is an argon gas canister that delivers the gas to preserve your wine, reveiwed by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse).

The next Winemusing Session is now open! Italian Reds!

Winemusing Sessions are a series of online wine courses and tastings so you can drink better wine. Run by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse).

Nikkal Rose – doing it for Breast Cancer

Kate Goodman has released the Nikkal Rose limited edition Yarra Valley Merlot which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Afternoon tea ideas – which wine to serve for tea?

A full English style afternoon tea is hard to beat. There are plenty of great wine afternoon tea ideas to make the occasion even more special.

Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Rathfinny Estate

Rathfinny Wine Estate is one of England’s newest cellar doors set in the Sussex South Downs. There’s a great range of English Sparkling wines.

Duca di Castelmonte Sicilian Zibbibo

Duca di Castelmonte Sicilian Zibbibo

Who makes it? Duca di Castelmonte is a wine brand under the Marsala producer Pellegrino portfolio. They have a wide range of wines as a Sicilian specialist. This is a Lidl special, so I would get in and get it while you can find it. It will be superb for this summer....

Tomfoolery Young Blood Shiraz

Tomfoolery Young Blood Shiraz

Who makes it? From the information I can find, Tomfoolery Wines is family owned with Ben Chipman at the winemaking helm. Their wines are Barossan, meaning the grapes are either from the Barossa Valley or from the cooler climes of the Eden Valley. In the current range...

The Winesave PRO experiment

The Winesave PRO experiment

My Winesave PRO home experiment. What is Winesave? I wrote about it here on 'Winesave PRO - does it actually save wine?'. I used an inexpensive (read ‘the cheapest’) white wine from my Lidl shop to do this experiment. A fresh and feisty white, Conde Noble, A drop of...

Winesave PRO – does it actually save wine?

Winesave PRO – does it actually save wine?

I have heard this happens often. You want to open that bottle of wine, but you only want one or two glasses. So you might weigh up whether or not to indulge or to leave it? You see, I just open it.  If there is any left, I use a vacuum pump in hope to preserve it...

Le Grand Chai Bordeaux AOC

Le Grand Chai Bordeaux AOC

Who makes it? Le Grand Chai has an Australian connection with stablemate, RedHeads. They are winemakers sourcing grapes from contract growers. The grapes for this everyday level Bordeaux blend is from Cotes de Bourg.  How they make it? This is a smooth amalgam of...

Chapel Down Flint Dry White

Chapel Down Flint Dry White

Who makes it? Flint Dry is a white blend from Chapel Down is one of the UK’s best known wine producers and offers a very wide range of wines from the South East corner of England. They produce not just the expected sparkling wines, and quite the variety too. Chapel...

The next Winemusing Session is now open! Italian Reds!

The next Winemusing Session is now open! Italian Reds!

Love tasting wine? The Winemusing Sessions first event is now on sale just for the Richmond Upon Thames area. When: Thursday, 25th March 2021, 7.30 - 9 pmWhere: Your place (via Microsoft Teams)Booking: click here to book via eventbrite. or via your usual method. There...

Dandelion Vineyards Lion’s Tooth Shiraz Riesling

Dandelion Vineyards Lion’s Tooth Shiraz Riesling

Who makes it? Elena Brooks is the winemaker and also one of the co-owners of Dandelion Vineyards. Another one of the partners is Elena’s husband Zar Brooks, previously of Zontes Footstep. Over the past decade, Dandelion has quickly established their reputation for...

Muga Rosado Rioja DOC

Muga Rosado Rioja DOC

Who makes it? Bodega Muga is a family run winery in Spain’s famous region, Rioja.  Since it was established in 1932, it is one of the names that have become synonymous with Spain’s most famous region. Particularly for their well regarded Prado Enea. Notably,...

Bread and Butter Chardonnay

Bread and Butter Chardonnay

Who makes it? Bread and Butter wines are part of the large WX Brands, which also includes stable mates such as Chronic Cellars, Tangent and Baileyana. These Bread and Butter wines are suit those wine drinkers who love particularly fruity, plump and bold wines. This...

Jackson Estate Homestead Pinot Noir

Jackson Estate Homestead Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Jackson Estate wines have long been staples on our shelves and this particular pinot has been sourced from the historic property. A property overlooked by the namesake Homestead and is still farmed by the Jackson family. Pinot noir suits the Marlborough...

Guigal Cotes du Rhone

Guigal Cotes du Rhone

Who makes it? Guigal’s history is in the Cote Rotie in the Northern Rhone rather than down south in the Cotes du Rhone. Over time, Guigal has developed expertise in other Northern Rhone regions. And in this century, the family Guigal has continued their march further...

Latest videos:

Exploring Bordeaux – the city behind the wine

Bordeaux is not just all about the wine & chateaux ….. Bordeaux is probably one of the best known wine regions in the world, so it is little surprise that it has become a popular wine tourist destination. You can choose to fully immerse yourself in the region by...
Featured Posts:
Gadget review: Kelvin K2 Wine Monitor

Gadget review: Kelvin K2 Wine Monitor

There is a new wine gadget on the market vying for your attention....   According to their website, ‘The Kelvin K2 Smart wine thermometer has been designed to demystify the process of enjoying your wine with its best possible flavour.’ It does this by giving you...

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Wineries:
Langmeil, the Lindner family preserving Barossa history

Langmeil, the Lindner family preserving Barossa history

Langmeil, one of the gems of the Barrossa Valley.... Australia’s Barossa Valley has a well-deserved reputation for some of the world’s finest wines. Amongst the producers that focus on delivering powerful red wines that tell a story of alcohol and dried fruit, there...

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Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Rathfinny Estate

Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Rathfinny Estate

I had no idea what to expect when I visited Rathfinny Wine Estate by chance last Summer. It was a spur of the moment idea. The vineyard I had initially decided to visit had no time slots left and did not accept visitors without bookings. Fair enough. It was a smaller...

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Getting to know: IL PALAGIO

Getting to know: IL PALAGIO

Il Palagio estate has been owned by Sting and producer and actor, Trudie Styler after finding it in a state of decline in 1999.  Not only is this is their summer home, it is a productive farm estate that produces not only this wine but also olive oil, honey...

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Women in Wine:

Nikkal Rose – doing it for Breast Cancer

Nikkal Rose – doing it for Breast Cancer

Yarra based winemaker, Kate Goodman is the force behind Goodman wines and the Nikkal Wine range. She is also a winemaker for Penley Estate after chalking up time making wine in some of the other well known wineries in Australia. However, just in time for summer this...

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Hunter’s MiruMiru NV Sparkling Rosé

Hunter’s MiruMiru NV Sparkling Rosé

MiruMiru is Moari for 'bubbles'! Behind this rather unassuming looking label, the MiruMiru is one of New Zealand’s finest sparkling Rosés made by Jane Hunter. The MiruMiru range delivers exactly what it promises on that label.  It literally means ‘bubbles’ in...

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Get your nominations in for Women in Wine Awards!

Get your nominations in for Women in Wine Awards!

The Australian Women in Wine awards are now taking nominations! This is the sixth year for the awards and I look forward to seeing the nominees and winners every year. Although, it is now from afar. Nominations open 4th August and close on 29th September. There are...

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