New Zealand winery Mahana Estates played host to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a 12-day tour of the country.
The story which was featured in the UK and international press at the time, made the news pages of the current issue of Off Licence News.
Another great bit of press for the certified organic winery!
I’m driving along the bucolic backwaters of Cambridgeshire on a lovely warm spring morning, the smell of honeysuckle in the air, a warm breeze blowing through the open window, and the sound of a bunch of Italian winemakers jabbering away on their mobiles in the back of the car. It’s a bit like listening to Tarzan Sings the Blues.
Continue reading The Italian Roadshow Comes to Cambridge
Friday in the tasting room and our new Beaujolais Cru wines from Château de Grand Pré are two of a dozen or so bottles opened, and they are right up there with the best.
The Fleurie is light in colour but delivers where it matters; all raspberry and summer fruits with soft tannins and a smooth finish. The Morgon, meanwhile, is fuller in colour and taste with hints of white pepper and a great acid backbone complimenting the black cherry characters perfectly.
Great Beaujolais does exist, and we can’t get enough of it.
In a nutshell: A big, rich old-world style Chardonnay that’s lush, mouth-filling and brilliant with food.
Continue reading WOTW: Lismore Estate Vineyards, Chardonnay 2012
Three wines from Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi have scored highly in the latest issue of American wine magazine Wine Spectator.
The Castello di Nippozano Mormoreto 2012 top scored with 93 points, while the Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Brunello di Montalcino 2009 scored 91 and the Castello di Nipozzano ‘Vecchie Viti’ Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012 was awarded 90.
Check out the full reviews below.
Castello di Nippozano Mormoreto 2012
Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Brunello di Montalcino 2009
Castello di Nipozzano ‘Vecchie Viti’ Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012
The ever-brilliant Wine Folly’s latest feature looks at eight world-renowned wines with fascinating stories that ‘each represent a different type of red wine we love today’.
Continue reading Chateau Fortia Celebrated in '8 Wines That Every Red Wine Lover Should Know' Feature
In a nutshell: This quirky wine is a real talking point, it contains six of the seven permitted Champagne varieties.
Continue reading WOTW: Champagne Moutard 6 Cépages, 2007
Italy’s picturesque Valle Reale estate is housed within the rugged Majella National Park in the mountains of Abruzzo. Here wild wolves roam, trout swims the rivers and streams and vines are abundant across the hilly landscape. It’s from these vines that Valle Reale’s concentrated and classy wines are produced.
Continue reading Wine, Sunshine and Horse Play at Italy’s Unique Valle Reale Estate
The Royal Horticultural Halls in south west London was the venue for SITT’s (Specialist Importer Trade Tasting) autumn tasting on September 24, and it was a well-organised and well-attended event.
The HDN Wines table was busy with particular interest in the award-winning Ca’Rugate Monte Fiorentine 2013 Soave Classico and Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia.
Decanter’s Steven Spurrier took particular interest in the Goring Estate Brut NV.
Take a look at a gallery of the event below.
Photography © Charli Truelove Photography
Tomorrow (30th August) is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, which is great because:
a. it’s a Saturday
b. the weather looks good for a barbecue
c. do you really need another reason to open a bottle of Cab?
So, whether you’re barbecuing or not (but what better than a chargrilled steak to go with a glass of dense, fruit-packed Cabernet?) why not celebrate this landmark day in the wine drinking calendar by opening a bottle or two of the good stuff.
Here are some top recommendations from the team:
• Michel Torino Cuma Cabernet Sauvignon (organic), 2013
• Andeluna Cellars Altitud Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011
• Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011
• Larry Cherubino Cabernet, 2009
• Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Alto, 2011
• Viña Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2012
• Chateau Ksara Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010
• Raymond Vineyards Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast, 2012
• Viña Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2012