Vintages Picks

MY KIND OF SPANISH RED

MY KIND OF SPANISH RED

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Spain is the current champion of blockbuster, over-the-top red wines. And of course, everyone is lapping them up they way they did with Aussie…

Spring Rose Training #4

Spring Rose Training #4

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While young-is-best is the rule with Rosé, here is an exception. After a little bottle age, Charmes wine is now delivering that ‘something else’…

PORTUGUESE CHIANTI!

PORTUGUESE CHIANTI!

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Beyra is a region south of Porto with a high elevation (cool climate) so the wines are the lightest of Portuguese reds. Tangy dry,…

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…

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…