Bastianich Wines is one of the best wineries in Italy. Located in Friuli in the northeast with Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea as neighbours, Bastianich, like other famed Friulian wineries such as Jermann and Vie di Romans, makes blockbuster white wines. But the winery is equally famous for its robust yet elegant reds made in an appassimento (ala Amarone) style.
Domaines Ott* is probably the most famous Provence producer together with Chateau Esclan and Miraval. In a region awashed with roses, one needs to be exceptional to stand out from the crowd. By Ott Rose is a wonderful introduction to premium quality Provence roses without breaking the bank. Read this post to learn more about this wine.
The Sadie Family Columella is an extremely hard to find wine from Swartland region in South Africa. At the same time, if you ever get your hands on a bottle, it is absolutely amazing to drink. Read this post to learn more about the Columella and our Chief Wine Drinker's fascination with it.
This post summarises our Chief Wine Drinker's tasting of the Borthwick Pinot Noir 2002. Borthwick Vineyard is a small NZ producer located in the Wairarapa region in North Island. This post is a shout out to the winery and more importantly an affirmation to small producers who are focused on making the best wines possible.
Spanish wines are amazing value busters. Great terroir, patient wine making and reasonable prices are key components to making this country’s wines our personal favourites. Casa Primicia Julian Madrid Reserva is our standout Spanish vino of all time. Read on.
Domaine Vieille Julienne is a world renowned Chateauneuf du Pape producer. With vineyards going back to 1905, the wines that are produced come from very old vines. The wines are robust yet elegant, and are destined for greatness. Read our post for more details.
Paul Jaboulet Aine together with Chapoutier and Guigal are the big names of Rhone. For 200 years, the Jaboulet family has worked the lands and created a brand that is synonymous with the success of this region. Read inside this post to find out more about Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert.
Made from grapes taken off Shiraz vines dating back to 1847, the Moorooroo is one of Australia's hardest wines to get. Only 4 rows of these ancient vines remain today, producing around 200 cases every year. If we are to compile our own list of 1001 wines to drink before we die, the Moorooroo is definitely right up there with the best. Sourced directly from winery.
Cirrus Syrah is the result of a long term collaboration between Silver Oak Cellars of Napa Valley and Rust en Vrede Estate of Stellenbosch. Sharing a common philosophy and a single minded focus, the two highly acclaimed wineries came together to produce an amazing Syrah that has won accolades every vintage since 2003. Read more inside this post.