The Winemusing Sessions are now open!

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.

Zero Dosage Champagnes: Are they better? Why choose them?

If you are a lover of Champagne, then you will have noticed the range of  zero dosage and extra brut styles of bubbles is growing. Slowly, but steadily. What are they? Can you tell the difference? And we are talking zero added sugar, NOT zero...

Bacchus: An English wine story ….

Bacchus is a grape that has come to my mind as one of England’s exciting white wine grapes. I first came across it in the early 2000’s when I started adding the occasional English wine to my repertoire. It wasn’t that hard to find by the mid 2000’s. There was at least...
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...

Mount Mary Chardonnay

Mount Mary Chardonnay

Who makes it? Mount Mary has long been one of Australia’s leading lights producing stunning wines such as this Chardonnay. Their Bordeaux blends, labelled as quintet for the red and triolet for the white. There is also two other ranges. The Marli, named after Marli...

Moss Wood Semillon

Moss Wood Semillon

Moss Wood was established by Bill Pannell who went on to then put the Pemberton on the wine map with his new estate Picardy. However, it is current owners Keith and Clare Mugford who have been instrumental in expanding the Moss Wood range and securing the estate’s...

Apothic Cabernet Sauvignon – for lovers of sweeter reds!

Apothic Cabernet Sauvignon – for lovers of sweeter reds!

Apothic Cabernet Sauvignon is an extension of the Apothic range by E&J Gallo, the world’s largest family-owned wine company. The Apothic wines are loved for their sweeter style, bold red wines. In saying that, there is a rose and a white wine in the range as well....

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...

Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Chardonnay 2018

Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Chardonnay 2018

Who makes it? This chardonnay by Voyager Estate wine is one of two ‘Girt by Sea’ wines. The other being a cabernet merlot Bordeaux style blend. It is also one of a story of chardonnays made by this champion of Margaret River....

Masseria Setteporte Etna Rosso

Masseria Setteporte Etna Rosso

Who makes it? The Setteporte Estate is a family run winery on the southwest side of Sicily’s active volcano, Mount Etna. The family has had a winemaking heritage here in Biancavilla dating back generations. The vineyards sit at an altitude of between 650 – 800 m and...

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Burn Cottage could be considered a Central Otagan Pinot specialist and The Moonlight Race is one of three Pinot Noirs they produce. While their focus is on excellent single vineyard Pinot Noir, Burn Cottage Moonlight Race is a blend of two. It is sourced...

Pierro Chardonnay

Pierro Chardonnay

Who makes it? Pierro are acclaimed for their Chardonnay. Dr Mike Peterkin's pioneering spirit has put Pierro on winelover's radars. Likewise, his attention to the highest quality standards. The cellar door is also a must visit on any trip to the Margaret River wine...

Bardos Romantica Ribera del Duero Crianza

Bardos Romantica Ribera del Duero Crianza

Who makes it? Bardos is one of a large ‘stable’ of Spanish wine labels and estates in Vintae’s collection along with Lopez de Haro. In just over 20 years they have done a great deal to promote Spain’s different wine regions. It is no surprise that one of those regions...

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:
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 –...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more