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...

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...

Winemusing Session: New World Wines only

Discovering Wines from the New World! Wines from South Africa, Australia, the Americas, New Zealand and other places exotic... The wines from outside of Europe are often considered to be the most innovative and exciting wines. Are they really though? Come along and...

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Why you should be drinking more Penedès wine!

Penedès wines have been on the wine trade radars for some time as ‘one to watch’. Particularly over the past 10 years. Undoubtedly, the continued rise in popularity in Spanish wine has meant that winelovers expect more variety from the country. Certainly more than...

Nero d’Avola – Why you should be drinking Nero d’Avola!

Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s main red grape variety. It is deeply coloured with cherry, plums and liquorice. By Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse)

Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Basilicata Greco-Fiano IGP

Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Basilicata Greco-Fiano IGP

Who makes it? Vigneti del Vulture was previously a cooperative that is now privately owned. It is now owned by the Fantini Group along with a slew of other wine labels and wineries across Italy. This wine proves that not all wines from Vulture is boldly red. Vulture...

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...

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah

Who makes it? Craggy Range have been steadily putting little known New Zealand wine region, Gimblett Gravels, on the world stage over the past decade or more. This Craggy Range Syrah is an excellent example of why winelovers are sitting up and taking notice. I poured...

V-v-v- Viognier!

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...

Yalumba Organic Viognier

Yalumba Organic Viognier

Who makes it? Yalumba Organic Viognier is part of Viognier story from the Hill-Smith portfolio. Yalumba have proven themselves as the Australian specialists of this Condrieu grape. For over 35 years, Robert Hill-Smith and his passionate team have honed their...

Brown Brothers Tarrango

Brown Brothers Tarrango

Who makes it? Brown Brothers Tarrango is one of those unique wines that wine drinkers love and the Brown family champion. Tarrango is a grape that Brown Brothers has become known for. Similarly, they champion Cienna, Flora (a cross between semillon and gewurztraminer)...

Causse de Theron ‘En Pente’ Cahors 

Causse de Theron ‘En Pente’ Cahors 

Who makes it?  The producers of Causse de Theron sourced this red from the En Pente vineyard in Cahors. Cahors is the best known region in France which makes Malbec, its focus grape variety. However, it is not really all that well known as a region despite Malbec...

Biondi-Santi Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 

Biondi-Santi Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 

Who makes it?  Biondi-Santi says it all really. When it comes to Brunello di Montalcino, Biondi-Santi really are the original. The story goes that Clemente Santi and his nephew Ferrucio Biondi Santi understood the quality potential of their grapes. That is their...

Blue Pyrenees White Field Blend  

Blue Pyrenees White Field Blend  

Who makes it?  Blue Pyrenees White Field Blend is well worth seeking out.  Blue Pyrenees is responsible for putting the Pyrenees, Australia region on the wine map. The Victorian region is sandwiched between the Bendigo and Grampians regions. Other notables...

Winemusing Session: New World Wines only

Winemusing Session: New World Wines only

Discovering Wines from the New World! Wines from South Africa, Australia, the Americas, New Zealand and other places exotic... The wines from outside of Europe are often considered to be the most innovative and exciting wines. Are they really though? Come along and...

Colome El Arenal Malbec 

Colome El Arenal Malbec 

Who makes it?  Colome El Arenal Malbec is a high altitude red from the Upper Calchaquí Valleys in Argentina’s Salta region.  Colome has a very long history dating back to 1831. The Hess family are the current custodians of some of the oldest vines still...

Briar Ridge Albarino 

Briar Ridge Albarino 

Who makes it?  Briar Ridge Albarino is a small batch wine from a well loved Hunter Valley winery. Briar Ridge is one of those wineries in the Hunter that has an immensely strong cellar door club of wine lovers. Obviously, Briar Ridge is well known for their Hunter...

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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...

Winemusing Session: New World Wines only

Winemusing Session: New World Wines only

Discovering Wines from the New World! Wines from South Africa, Australia, the Americas, New Zealand and other places exotic... The wines from outside of Europe are often considered to be the most innovative and exciting wines. Are they really though? Come along and...

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Why you should be drinking more Penedès wine!

Why you should be drinking more Penedès wine!

Penedès wines have been on the wine trade radars for some time as ‘one to watch’. Particularly over the past 10 years. Undoubtedly, the continued rise in popularity in Spanish wine has meant that winelovers expect more variety from the country. Certainly more than...

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Tahbilk – A bottled history in Marsanne

Tahbilk – A bottled history in Marsanne

  The Tahbilk range of marsanne tells a rich story steeped in the pioneering spirit of Australian winemaking and the Purbrick family. Nowhere else in Australia, to my knowledge, has the breadth of choice of straight marsanne wine on offer. The first vines The...

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Winery Spotlight: Fincas de Azabache

Winery Spotlight: Fincas de Azabache

There is always something happening in Rioja  .... Source: Fincas de Azabache Source: Fincas de Azabache And Fincas de Azabache is one winery to watch.....  Those new happenings makes it such an interesting region for winelovers to revisit time and time again....

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Yalumba – all the land around

Yalumba – all the land around

Yalumba - the history The Hill Smith family have been making wine at Yalumba since their first vintage in 1854.  When Samuel Smith planted the first grapes in 1849, he was already a savvy entrepreneur but it was a stint chasing Bendigo gold that helped fund...

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Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Cote Bonneville Chardonnay

Who makes it? Cote Bonneville is a family 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 Vineyard...

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Tenute Olbios Lupus in Fabula Superiore

Tenute Olbios Lupus in Fabula Superiore

Who makes it? Tenute Olbios is owned by Daniela Pinna and her husband David. The wines are grown and made on the island of Sardegna. And the Lupus in Fabula Superiore is a Vementino di Gallura DOCG wine. Unsurprisingly, it is a white wine made from Vermentino which is...

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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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