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

Around the World in Six Rosés

There is a great glass of perfectly chilled rosé for every summer meal and every occasion. Born in sun-soaked Provence in the France’s deep south, rosés are taking world by storm. These days they are vinified with great variety of grapes and made in pretty much every wine producing country in the world. The grapes used in the production of rosés are usually red. The... Read More

Pink Bubbles for your Valentine!

Love is in the air and the most ideal wine to celebrate is light, dry and delicate pink sparkling wine. With it’s pretty, romantic look and frothy bubbles it certainly has powers to seduce, both your date and your palate. As a self-confessed addict of both bubbles and chocolate, my personal love affair with sparkling rosés started a long time ago and it’s still going... Read More

Sparkling Wines: Toast the New Year with a Splash of Bubbly!

December is a month to celebrate and Champagne has been an undeniable celebratory drink over the centuries. Stylish and chic, fizz has been associated with fun since middle 17th century when London society discovered the “uplifting” effect of this amazing wine from Champagne with its smooth, seductive bubbles exploding on the tongue in a frothy array of fruity, brioche like... 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