Food & Wine matching Session! BOOK NOW!

Love learning more about the wine, you are drinking? Want to know how to choose better wines? The Winemusing Sessions latest LIVE event is now on sale. THE ART OF MATCHING WINE WITH FOOD! It is all up to taste! Have you ever wondered which wines go well with certain...

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 –...

Five reasons why you should drink ‘Pet Nat’ wines!

Are you drinking Pet Nat wines? Pet Nats, or ‘pétillant naturel’ wines are sparkling wine made using the ancestral method or méthode ancestrale.  These are categorised as natural wines as they are often made with very little intervention, and they are...

Bring on the rosé! Five rosés that are not just for Summer ….

Rose wines are a great choice at any time of year. For reviews of rosé wines from around the world by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse)

What are ‘Pet Nat’ wines? Should you be drinking them?

The sediment in an undisgorged bottle of sparkling wine. A ‘Pet Nat’ wine is one with natural petillance or ‘pétillant naturel’. Simply put, it is a wine with bubbles!  More specifically, it is a sparkling wine made using the ancestral method or méthode...

The Italian Red Revival … Part 1 { It is not all cut and dried}

Italian red wines are very popular with many exciting appassimento and ripasso wines. Wine reviews by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse).

Food & Wine matching Session! BOOK NOW!

Food & Wine matching Session! BOOK NOW!

Love learning more about the wine, you are drinking? Want to know how to choose better wines? The Winemusing Sessions latest LIVE event is now on sale. THE ART OF MATCHING WINE WITH FOOD! It is all up to taste! Have you ever wondered which wines go well with certain...

Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Who makes it? Cote Bonneville is a family run winery in the Yakima Valley, Washington State. The Shiels family expanded the vineyard back in the early 1990s when they purchased it and daughter, Kerry Shiels, is now the winemaker. The oldest block in their DuBrul...

Donnafugata Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria DOC

Donnafugata Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria DOC

Who makes it? Donnafugata is owned by the Rallo family who started the brand in 1983. No strangers to winemaking, the family have 160+ years experience making wines in Sicily. Historically as Marsala producers. It was only in 1989, however, that the family started to...

Jane Eyre Wines Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Jane Eyre Wines Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Jane Eyre is an Australian winemaker that also puts her stamp on French wine, including this Beaujolais wine from Chenas. She is now well known for her expertise in Pinot Noir after vintages at Cullen in Margaret River, Felton Road, Central Otago and Ata...

Louis Pommery England Brut NV

Louis Pommery England Brut NV

Who makes it? Louis Pommery is an English fizz with a difference. That being an English fizz from a famous Champagne house. Louis Pommery is the brand used by Champagne great Vranken Pommery for their sparkling wines from outside of France. There is this...

Northstar Winery Merlot

Northstar Winery Merlot

Who makes it? Northstar Winery is owned by Chateau Ste Michelle, the team has gained the reputation for their passion for merlot from Walla Walla and Columbia Valley. Of course, one of the things you need to remember with labelling here is that a wine only has to have...

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...

d’Arenberg Peppermint Paddock

d’Arenberg Peppermint Paddock

Who makes it? D’Arenberg Peppermint Paddock is one of those wine that fits the very definition of ‘moreish’! It goes without saying that the Osborn family make quite a few wines that rate very highly on that scale. They do have a very wide and eclectic range of wines...

Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Vine Grenache

Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Vine Grenache

Who makes it? The Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Vine Grenache is a testament to the passionate custodianship of the Cirillo family who took over this role in the 1970s. On their Barossa Valley vineyard there are some of the oldest known Grenache and Semillon vines...

Delinquente Tuff Nutt Bianco Pet Nat

Delinquente Tuff Nutt Bianco Pet Nat

Who makes it? Delinquente Wines is the passion of Greg Grigoriou. The Grigoriou family has, in turn, been passionate about growing grapes for wine in Australia’s Riverland region for decades. It is not surprising that being a hot and dry part of Australia, Southern...

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 –...

Five reasons why you should drink ‘Pet Nat’ wines!

Five reasons why you should drink ‘Pet Nat’ wines!

Are you drinking Pet Nat wines? Pet Nats, or ‘pétillant naturel’ wines are sparkling wine made using the ancestral method or méthode ancestrale.  These are categorised as natural wines as they are often made with very little intervention, and they are...

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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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What are ‘Pet Nat’ wines? Should you be drinking them?

What are ‘Pet Nat’ wines? Should you be drinking them?

The sediment in an undisgorged bottle of sparkling wine. A ‘Pet Nat’ wine is one with natural petillance or ‘pétillant naturel’. Simply put, it is a wine with bubbles!  More specifically, it is a sparkling wine made using the ancestral method or méthode...

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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:

Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Who makes it? Cote Bonneville is a family run winery in the Yakima Valley, Washington State. The Shiels family expanded the vineyard back in the early 1990s when they purchased it and daughter, Kerry Shiels, is now the winemaker. The oldest block in their DuBrul...

read more
Jane Eyre Wines Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Jane Eyre Wines Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Who makes it? Jane Eyre is an Australian winemaker that also puts her stamp on French wine, including this Beaujolais wine from Chenas. She is now well known for her expertise in Pinot Noir after vintages at Cullen in Margaret River, Felton Road, Central Otago and Ata...

read more
Santa Julia Organic Torrontes

Santa Julia Organic Torrontes

Who makes it? Santa Julia is one of the Zuccardi family’s estates, with Julia Zuccardi at the head. The Torrontes grapes for this wines come from Mendoza vineyards at the foot of the Andes, from 600 metres above sea level. This simply means that the grapes are ripened...

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