2020. The year will be remembered forever and not for the happiest of reasons. We had our stock of bog rolls and pasta; we had YouTubed yoga classes and worn our PJs to work. And we all needed something to help while away the time whilst everything was locked down – and what better than a glass of organic, sustainable wine.
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Whether kicking back and enjoying some much-needed downtime or holding the fort at work, our Holiday Wine Guide tips and suggestions will be perfect for your brunch, lunch, happy hour, BBQs, gourmet dinners, balmy evenings, or an impromptu wine for ‘quiet time reading a book’. Our holiday wines are food-friendly, big on natural flavours, and are, of course, from healthy, organically-grown, sustainable vineyards.
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The New Zealand wine industry leads the way with their sustainable wine practices and standards. The industry is strongly committed to reducing their environmental impact. There are over 500 wine producers with 10% holding organic or biodynamic certification, and 98% are Sustainable Winegrowing NZ (SWNZ) accredited. Continue reading #COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT – NEW ZEALAND VARIETALS
There’s a day for everything and this Friday 23 Oct is World Champagne Day! Celebratory or not, who doesn’t love a glass of champagne? With the end of year festivities approaching here are five facts that’ll up your champagne game. Cheers darling!
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Have you noticed how many shades of rosé you can choose from these days? Historically the market trend was for rosés that were pale pink, low in tannin and enjoyed only in the warmer months. However, the global rise in rosé year-round popularity means most regions and producers have rosé in their range. You’re now spoilt for choice with a broader range of colours from subtle pinks to more deeply pink-red hues, and styles from bone dry to sweet, and simple drink-now to complex and age-worthy.
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The horror – you have just opened a bottle of one of your favs and something is off. It doesn’t smell or taste the way you remember it. Wine is a natural, living thing – so it is quite possible something has gone awry – but the upside is winemakers always replace faulty wine* and screwcaps lower the chances of wine faults. Rather than suffering through – try our little cheat sheet for the top suspects.
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We seek out Low Intervention wine, also called minimal intervention or natural wine because for us they are a greater expression of the vineyard, a vintage, the craft of winemaking and they’re naturally delicious! This niche category of wine are made by small-batch winemakers passionate about making honest wine.
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Australia has one of the most diverse wine scenes in the world – 100+ grape varieties grown across 65 wine regions. We make great Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Grenache, and Semillon – but ‘Alternative’ Southern Mediterranean varieties are so well-suited to our winemaking innovation, curiosity, lifestyle, and warming climate. Brush up on some of the best alt. Italian varieties.
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#Q+AS – CHARDONNAY (that you are too embarrassed to ask)
Chardonnay thrives in almost every corner of the world – so if you are into wine you have most likely had a glass or two of Chardy. But being one of the most popular, versatile, and diverse grapes means it is sometimes a bit hard to get a handle on. Here are all the things you wanted to know about Chardonnay but were too embarrassed to ask.
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We are excited to host Giles Cooke MW winemaker from Thistledown Wine company for our July Winemaker masterclass. Ahead of the masterclass, we chatted to Giles to find out more about the Thistledown ethos and why they have a passion for the grenache grape variety.
Continue reading Rebel Wine Chats: Giles Cooke MW from Thistledown Wine Company