New Wines for 2024!

Want to find out all the new & exciting wine trends for 2024... Some of what is new is old! Very very old. Some of newest wine styles are some of the oldest styles in the world. Some others are previously undiscovered gems. Some are holiday favourites that have...

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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Xarel-lo : The grape with the X factor & why we love it!

Xarel-lo is a white wine grape from Catalunya, Spain. Particularly from Penedes. By Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse)

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...

What are low alcohol wines? Are they any good?

What are low alcohol or zero alcohol wines? Find out more and what to look for. Wine review by Lisa Johnston (thewinemuse)

Albet I Noya El Corral Cremat Brut Classic Penedes

Albet I Noya El Corral Cremat Brut Classic Penedes

Who makes it? Albet i Noya El Corral Cremat certainly has star quality. Indeed, it is a trophy winning fizz. What makes it even more special however, is that the producer. The Albet family are organic wine grower pioneers. They were the first in the Penedès...

Simmonet-Febvre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains

Simmonet-Febvre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains

Who makes it? Simmonet-Febvre Montmains is a very elegant Chablis. The Montmains region is a Premier Cru appellation in Chablis, part of Burgundy. The name of the region comes from the word ‘Montmeen’, which is a mountain that is a lower altitude between two taller...

New Wines for 2024!

New Wines for 2024!

Want to find out all the new & exciting wine trends for 2024... Some of what is new is old! Very very old. Some of newest wine styles are some of the oldest styles in the world. Some others are previously undiscovered gems. Some are holiday favourites that have...

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...

Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

Who makes it? Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz is a go to red fizz for many Australians. As it has been since 1997, its first vintage. Bleasdale is the Potts family wine estate in Langhorne Creek, South Australia and dates back to 1850. As you may find in Langhorne Creek,...

Winemusing on Substack

Winemusing on Substack

Are you on Substack? Now Winemusing is on Substack so you can subscribe and get exclusive content or use the subscription to keep up to date with new review, news, events and interviews.Substack will deliver each new article to your inbox. However, I promise not to...

Jean Leon Nativa Xarel-lo

Jean Leon Nativa Xarel-lo

Who makes it? Jean Leon Nativa is a range of native Spanish wines. Jean Leon, as a man, was very much a local character and winemaker in Penedès. However, after his death, it was up to the Torres family to continue his work. Jean was responsible for quite a few...

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...

Xarel-lo : The grape with the X factor & why we love it!

Xarel-lo : The grape with the X factor & why we love it!

Xarel-lo is a Penedès icon. One of the grape varieties to look out for in the coming years is the Spanish white wine grape  Xarel-lo. It is certainly not a new grape. However, it is one that has been little known as a solo act. Cava lovers may know it as one...

Henschke Johann’s Garden Grenache Mataro

Henschke Johann’s Garden Grenache Mataro

Who makes it? The Henschke family are passionate custodians of their vineyards and are renown advocates for biodynamic vineyard management and, needless to say, all of their vineyards being grown sustainably. Johann's Garden is just one of their fine red...

Sumarroca Il-logic Xarel-lo

Sumarroca Il-logic Xarel-lo

Who makes it? Sumarroca Il-logic is one of the Sumarroca family wines, one that showcases the Spanish native white grape, Xarel-lo. The vineyards supplying the grapes for the family’s wines are spread across the Penedés region. A region sitting squarely...

Payten & Jones VV Chardonnay

Payten & Jones VV Chardonnay

Who makes it? Payten & Jones is a partnership between two school friends, Behn Payten and Troy Jones. They make a wide range of wines, including some wines from Priorat, just the south of Spain. Those wines offer something a little different too. Some of those use...

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New Wines for 2024!

New Wines for 2024!

Want to find out all the new & exciting wine trends for 2024... Some of what is new is old! Very very old. Some of newest wine styles are some of the oldest styles in the world. Some others are previously undiscovered gems. Some are holiday favourites that have...

Food & Wine matching Session!

Food & Wine matching Session!

THE ART OF MATCHING WINE WITH FOOD! It is all up to taste! Have you ever wondered which wines go well with certain dishes... and why? Should you drink red with with dessert? What about white wine with red meat? And that incredibly difficult to match, chilli? Wonder no...

Not your usual European wines!

Not your usual European wines!

There is so much more to European wines to discover.... Wines from countries that many drinkers have forgotten about or countries rarely thought about as offerring high quality wines, or just some country’s wines now becoming available in the UK..... Prepare to be...

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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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Winemusing on Substack

Winemusing on Substack

Are you on Substack? Now Winemusing is on Substack so you can subscribe and get exclusive content or use the subscription to keep up to date with new review, news, events and interviews.Substack will deliver each new article to your inbox. However, I promise not to...

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Xarel-lo : The grape with the X factor & why we love it!

Xarel-lo : The grape with the X factor & why we love it!

Xarel-lo is a Penedès icon. One of the grape varieties to look out for in the coming years is the Spanish white wine grape  Xarel-lo. It is certainly not a new grape. However, it is one that has been little known as a solo act. Cava lovers may know it as one...

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Wineries:
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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