WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Artesa Organic Rioja Organic 2016 & Spanish Tapas

Artesa Rioja Organic 2015, Spain Organically grown fruit for this amazing value classic Rioja comes from the high altitude estate vineyards near Alfaro in the southern part of the province. Fresh and fruit-forward with abundant aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, blackberries and plums. Superfine, silky tannins. Beautifully balanced, smooth and supple. Closes in a seductive,... Read More

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: Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel & Charcuterie

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, California, USA Crafted with the fruit from many different vineyards throughout California’s Lodi region, all vinified separately before blending. Fruit forward and earthy with perfectly balanced, vibrant acidity, this is a delicious blend of 77% Zinfandel with 23% of Petit Sirah. Bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black fruit, a touch... 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