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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).

Kylie Minogue Rosé

Kylie Minogue Rosé

Who makes it? Kylie Minogue rosé is part of the collection made by Benchmark Drinks who are making a name for themselves distributing some celebrity brands. Celebrities from all walks of life including: Ian Botham, Graham Norton and Sarah Jessica Parker. Since the...

Tesco Finest English Sparkling NV

Tesco Finest English Sparkling NV

Who makes it? Tesco Finest English Sparkling is made by the makers of Hush Heath Estate, part of Kent’s vibrant winemaking community. It is great choice for choosing the producer of their own brand of English fizz. Undoubtedly, very safe hands considering the...

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...

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

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

It should be said that rosé is a superb choice of wine all year round. These wines should never be relegated to just the warmer months, although without a doubt, they an obvious choice for summer. It does not just the evocativeness of a glass of rose, bringing...

Apothic Red

Apothic Red

Who makes it? Apothic Red caused a stir when the Gallo family launched it nearly 10 years ago. It is smooth, rich with vanilla oak…. And it falls into the medium sweet realm of wine. Something, quite unusual for a red wine on the international stage. However, the...

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...

LeftField Moon Shell Moth Hawkes Bay Rosé

LeftField Moon Shell Moth Hawkes Bay Rosé

Who makes it? LeftField wines forms part of the larger Villa Maria brand portfolio. And Villa Maria is one of New Zealand’s large wine producers. LeftField has a large range of line priced wines from all over the country. Undoubtedly true to the label’s...

Charles Melton Rose of Virginia

Charles Melton Rose of Virginia

Who makes it? Charlie Melton is a dab hand and specialises in making Rhone styled wine with a definite South Australian drawl from Barossa shiraz and grenache, sourcing grapes from his own, and nearby, old vine vineyards. The ‘Rose of Virginia’ is a rosé...

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

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

Italy has an incredible diversity of wines to offer. No wonder with the huge number of native grape varieties they have to choose from. There is something for everyone and in particular for red wine lovers. Of course, some of the better known Italian red wine regions...

Terre di Faiano Nero d’Avola

Terre di Faiano Nero d’Avola

Who makes it? Terre di Faiano Nero d’Avola is an organic wine from the south Italian specialist Orion Wines. There is also a Puglian primitivo in the range. Of course, Sicilian wine lovers will know that Nero d’Avola is a much loved Sicilian black grape.  It...

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...

Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall ‘PassionSentimento’ Bianco

Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall ‘PassionSentimento’ Bianco

Who makes it? Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Wall is produced by Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine which was founded in 1925. From there, this family led operation has gone from strength to strength. They now produce wines from Prosecco, Soave to Amarone in the North...

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Winesave PRO – does it actually save wine?

Winesave PRO – does it actually save wine?

I have heard this happens often. You want to open that bottle of wine, but you only want one or two glasses. So you might weigh up whether or not to indulge or to leave it? You see, I just open it.  If there is any left, I use a vacuum pump in hope to preserve it...

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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...

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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...

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Hunter’s MiruMiru NV Sparkling Rosé

Hunter’s MiruMiru NV Sparkling Rosé

MiruMiru is Moari for 'bubbles'! Behind this rather unassuming looking label, the MiruMiru is one of New Zealand’s finest sparkling Rosés made by Jane Hunter. The MiruMiru range delivers exactly what it promises on that label.  It literally means ‘bubbles’ in...

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Get your nominations in for Women in Wine Awards!

Get your nominations in for Women in Wine Awards!

The Australian Women in Wine awards are now taking nominations! This is the sixth year for the awards and I look forward to seeing the nominees and winners every year. Although, it is now from afar. Nominations open 4th August and close on 29th September. There are...

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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...

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