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.

Domaine l’Aigueliere La Cote Rousse

Domaine l’Aigueliere La Cote Rousse

Who makes it? The La Cote Rousse is one of the sought after wines from the Montpeyroux sub-region of Larzac in the Languedoc. Domaine l’Aigueliere is owned and run by the Commeyras family in this scenic area just to the North of Montpellier. Here, like the reds of...

Domaine Begude Espirit Pinot Noir

Domaine Begude Espirit Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Domaine Begude has a gorgeous backdrop against the Pyrenees and the Corbieres near Limoux in South West France. Owners, Catherine and James Kinglake, took over custodianship of this organic wine estate in 2003. However, the vineyards on the gentle...

Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial

Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial

Bodega Muga is a family run winery in Rioja and is one of the names that have become synonymous with Spain’s most famous region. Particularly for their well regarded Prado Enea. Notably, Muga is known for only producing red Rioja wines at the Reserva or Gran Reserva...

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay

Vasse Felix is one of the Margaret River’s first wine estates. Dr Tom Cullity planted the first of the estate’s vineyards in 1967 after recognising the region’s immense potential. The Holmes à Court family has owned the estate since 1987 and they have made the...

The Hedonist Shiraz 2018

The Hedonist Shiraz 2018

The Hedonist Shiraz offers many things to many people. It is made from grapes from biodynamic vineyards in McLaren Vale, a region known for its soft, juicy, immediately approachable shiraz. The Clappis family are committed to making their McLaren Vale fruit shine...

Morrisons The Best Priorat 2016

Morrisons The Best Priorat 2016

Sometimes it is important to remember that supermarkets own brand wines offer value to shoppers on a tight budget. Particularly, if the wine is from a well established wine country such as France, Italy or Spain. These supermarkets have equally well established...

Matsu El Viejo Toro DO 2018

Matsu El Viejo Toro DO 2018

Who makes it?  Matsu 'El Viejo' is one of Vintae’s label. Vintae is a family run wine business which also owns Hacienda Lopez de Haro and Bardos amongst others. El Viejo sports just as stylish a label like the other three in the line up. This one features a...

Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Blanco

Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Blanco

Hacienda Lopez de Haro is another of the Vintae brands from around Spain.  This time it is a Riojan white made from old Viura vines from vineyards around the area of San Vincente de la Sonsierra (Rioja Alta). Interestingly, this area has pre-historic wine...

Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay

Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay

Who makes it? Tolpuddle is the Tasmanian vineyard owned by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW. The dynamic duo behind the outstanding Shaw + Smith label from Australia’s Adelaide Hills launched this label in 2013. The story behind the Tolpuddle label started with a...

Ochota Barrels The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache

Ochota Barrels The Fugazi Vineyard Grenache

Who makes it? The Ochota Barrels label is the brainchild of Taras and Amber Ochota. Together, they have made this wine brand one that continues to intrigue lovers of the not so usual. The antithesis of boring, these wines dance to their own beat starting from a pinot...

Bodega Torres Vina Sol

Bodega Torres Vina Sol

Bodega Torres has been a part of the fabric of the Penedes wine region since the 1870s. Although, the family were working vineyards prior to this. Torres Vina Sol is one of those very well known white wines that is often overlooked on the shelf. However, it is one...

Lustau PX San Emilio

Lustau PX San Emilio

Lustau Sherry house is an easy ‘go to’ for quality and there is always something interesting and distinctive to be found in their range. While Sherry is not something that appeals to everyone. Particularly this super sweet style. This wine is something that will...

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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...
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English sparkling wines that you need to taste!

English sparkling wines that you need to taste!

There are now many excellent English sparkling wines to choose from! In your search for great bubbles, don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste some of the elegant English sparkling wines that are becoming easier to find. I have reviewed a number in the past –...

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Mount Pleasant vintage round up – part two

Mount Pleasant vintage round up – part two

A study of heritage Hunter Shiraz plus one speciality that is really a sweetie ..... Mount Pleasant produce wines that truly reflect their regional roots. Shiraz wines from Australia's Hunter Valley always has an elegance as it hovers between medium and full body. In...

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How to buy better Prosecco!

How to buy better Prosecco!

Want better Prosecco for the price you pay! Prosecco has fast become one of the world’s favourite fizzes, it has had an undeniable meteoric rise in popularity.  Partly, the attraction is that fresh fruit effervescence.  Another is the price and availability,...

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Wineries:
Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Chiesa del Carmine Estate

Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Chiesa del Carmine Estate

Is there anything more evocative than enjoying the best of local Italian produce while taking in the view of vineyards and olives? I certainly find it hard to resist the allure at the best of times. It is even harder at Chiesa del Carmine. I can see why the Sinclair...

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Gavin Monery making wines in the heart of London!

Gavin Monery making wines in the heart of London!

Just released on WinemusingTV... The latest in the WinemusingTV Winemaker Series: Gavin Monery from Vagabond Wines - Part one and two. Gavin Monery is an Australian winemaker who has who honed his skills with Cullen Wines. He has also done vintages with the likes of...

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Women in Wine:

Jane Eyre Wines Chenas

Jane Eyre Wines Chenas

Jane Eyre is one of the Australian winemakers who makes a range of wines that cross international borders. She now makes wines in Burgundy after vintages making wine at Cullen in Margaret River, Felton Road, Central Otago and Ata Rangi in Martinborough. This Jane Eyre...

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Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon from Margaret River is one of my favourite SBSs. The combination is as popular in Australia as it is in Bordeaux.  The Mangan Vineyard is a dry farmed, biodynamic vineyard by one of Australia’s great winemakers Vanya...

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