Summer wines – rosé edition!

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: Let the rosé pour.... Rosé from around the world to get you in the mood for summer! Whether it is a rosé, rosado, or rosato. From the palest salmon to the deepest pink, almost red. This is where we explore the fresh bunch of pinks. What...

More roses from the South of France …

Roses from the South of France are an excellent choice from Provence and other regions. Wine reviews by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse)

10 wine blends from around the world that should be in your glass NOW!!!

Wine blends made from two or more grape varieties have become a lot more interesting in recent times..... Wines made from a blend of grape varieties have become a lot more interesting in recent times. There are some exciting new styles being developed as well as new...

Rosé wines from the South of France are so good that you will blush to drink anything else!!

The rosé wines from the South of France are very popular particularly for summer. Here are 5 reviews of some of the best by Lisa Johnston.

V-v-v- Viognier!

Viognier, Condrieu in France's Northern Rhone wine region's, story is relatively recent. It is thanks to the New World and the search for new varieties to explore, the fragrant white grape, Viognier, was lifted out of obscurity. Being nearly extinct in your home...

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Minuty M Cotes de Provence

Minuty M Cotes de Provence

Who makes it? Minuty M is made by the Matton family.  The Matton-Farnet family have had custodian of the estate since 1936. They are Provincial rosé specialists although they do make red and white wines as well.  The waisted curvy bottle is...

Summer wines – rosé edition!

Summer wines – rosé edition!

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: Let the rosé pour.... Rosé from around the world to get you in the mood for summer! Whether it is a rosé, rosado, or rosato. From the palest salmon to the deepest pink, almost red. This is where we explore the fresh bunch of pinks. What...

More roses from the South of France …

More roses from the South of France …

While Summer is not the only time to drink rosé, it certainly is one of the most evocative times of the year to drink it. The weather is too warm for drinking big bold fleshy reds. So it is natural to turn to rosé. The pinks are lighter in body, and very...

Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Who makes it? Santa Tresa is a family run wine estate in the Vittoria area of Sicily. The brother / sister duo from the Girelli family, Stefano and Marina have been the custodians of an established vineyard since the start of the 2000s. The vineyards contained...

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose

Who makes it? Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose is one of Crush Wines very slick brands. They use grapes sourced from older vine vineyards around the Languedoc region, Coteaux de Beziers, on the Mediterranean Sea for this blend.  Some of grapes are from older...

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White

Who makes it? Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White is certainly a white blend not to be missed. The Turkey Flat estate has some of the Barossa Valley’s old vineyards with some of their original vines dating back to 1847. In recent years the estate has been following many...

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...

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....

Mirabeau Pure Rosé AOP Côtes de Provence

Mirabeau Pure Rosé AOP Côtes de Provence

Who makes it? Mirabeau Pure is just one of the Provencal wine offerings from the Cronk family. The range now includes at least six Provence rose wines, including the addition of the oak matured La Reserve. Plus a wonderfully floral rose based gin. They also have...

Incanta Pinot Noir

Incanta Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Incanta Pinot Noir is a wine that once you have found it, you should buy more than a few. And with the price, you might be well able to afford to. It is also good to see Romanian wines appearing on our shelves. Apparently, these grapes have come from...

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Summer wines – rosé edition!

Summer wines – rosé edition!

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: Let the rosé pour.... Rosé from around the world to get you in the mood for summer! Whether it is a rosé, rosado, or rosato. From the palest salmon to the deepest pink, almost red. This is where we explore the fresh bunch of pinks. What...

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