WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard & Wild Mushromm Risotto

This full bodied, fruity Pinot Noir comes from the vineyards planted on one of the highest sites in California’s Monterey County. Cooled by the fresh coastal air and warmed by consistent sunshine, it’s ideal for pinot growing.  Rich, dark and concentrated, it’s bursting with black cherry and ripe plum flavours with a touch of earth and spice. Tannins are soft, ripe and well... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale & Juicy Lamb Koftas

Alpha Box & Dice Kit & Kaboodle 2014, McLaren Vale, South Australia An unexpected South Australian blend of Italian grapes Montepulciano & Barbera with Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted in opulent style, medium in body with plenty of weight. Aromas and flavours of ripe red cherries and a whiff of black pepper. Well balanced and complex, this is a great fruit-forward red perfectly... Read More

Christmas Traditions: Glühwein

Cozy choice of an après-ski treat, mulled wine is a favourite drink of choice in ski huts across Europe. German Glühwein or “glow-wine”, named after the hot irons once used for its mulling, is popular in German-speaking countries and also in French region of Alsace, right across the border. The German tradition dates back to 1420 with noble families starting to grow first... Read More

WINTER WARMING RED WINES

It’s that time of the year again. The air is crisp and the colourful leaves have fallen. The mercury is dropping, fogs are rolling into town and a welcoming sent of wood-burning fire is everywhere. Time to cocoon, curl on a couch in front of the fireplace and enjoy some fleshy, big, bold and beautiful winter warming reds with perfectly balanced fruit, tannins, and alcohol.... Read More

WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Niagara’s Trius Red & Juicy Grilled Steak

This iconic Niagara red blend comes in a cool commemorative bottle in a celebration of its 25th vintage. Vinified with 55% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes following 12 months of oak barrel aging. Full in body with grippy tannins. Lovely depth of aromas and flavours with layers of ripe dark fruit, mocha and smoke, leading to a long, lingering cedar-toned... Read More