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

Venetian Carnival: Feast for the eyes and the palate

The Carnival of Venice or as Italian’s know it “Carnevale di Venezia” is an annual celebration. A colorful and joyful party, world-famous for its festive and colourful masks, masquerade balls and elaborate feasts featuring traditional food and wines of Veneto region. The Carnival dates back to 1162 with a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica”... 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

Wine Pairing for Osso Bucco alla Milanese: Marcarini Barolo “Brunate” DOCG

This stunning Barolo hails from the hills on Piedmont; it is made with 100% Nebbiolo grape. It delivers intense aromas of forest fruit, sage leaves, licorice and sweet spice with a hint of vanilla and tobacco on a long, persistent velvety finish. Originally part of the Savoy Kingdom, piemontese cuisine is rich and earthy. Elevate your sipping experience to another level and pair... Read More