Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

Extravagance in Every Sip!

Extravagance in Every Sip!

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Rich, indulgent and lavish are words often used to describe Californian Chardonnay, and here’s a winery proudly displaying them on its gold-coloured label. The…

Shiraz does Soulful!

Shiraz does Soulful!

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Shiraz probably holds the record for most ‘converts to red wine’, but along the way it got too smooth – killed the fatted calf!…

Value from Veneto

Value from Veneto

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RICH RED – nourishing Dried fruit flavours and richness are the story with I Balzi. Think mini-Amarone. Think bold flavoured, comfort dishes. Or fireside…

Plan an Italian Night!

Plan an Italian Night!

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Much of our red wine drinking these days centers around the yummy and the smooth. How can you resist delicious Californians and Chileans! But,…

DUBOEUF ON SALE

DUBOEUF ON SALE

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New World regions use technology and winemaking tricks to create easy-drinking, light red wines, but for centuries the Beaujolais region has been doing it…

Spice up your weekend

Spice up your weekend

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RICH RED – think exotic/spicy It’s no surprise that this Catalan corner of France produces wines with a very gulpable, Spanish feeling. Rich, but…

Chilean Pinot Envy

Chilean Pinot Envy

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SEMI RICH RED – no clothes on The Pinot police are likely to want this Chilean ‘banned’. Too pretty, too seductive – more Victoria’s…

For the Beef!

For the Beef!

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SEMI-RICH, CLASSY RED – for the beef The Douro is bone dry, manly and a dead ringer for Bordeaux. The assured, confidence of old…