First of the Summer Wine (Tasting)

Leave a comment


Join us for our first tasting of the summer, when we will be showcasing 10 of our favourite, fabulous wines summer wines! Think sizzling BBQs,grassy gardens, balmy evenings and sunny weekends.

Taste your way through different styles of bubbly, shades of rosé, zippy Sauvignon, crisp Riesling, summer berry reds, and big bbq reds!

Let us tell you the story of small, boutique, craft & family run winemakers.




Glera – Step forward into the Light

Leave a comment

Ok our super fun Grape of the Day Calendar tells us today 15th of August is Glera day. Haven’t heard of it well neither had we until a few years back but chances are you’ve had it in one form or another particularly if you enjoy Italian bubbles. This Glera grape is none other than the Prosecco grape!  Prosecco was traditionally used as the name for both the grape variety and bubbly wine made from it.

But in 2009 when Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region was upgraded to DOCG status and the surrounding area was bumped up to the new Prosecco DOC (Including Treviso), a problem arose – the fact that the grape and the area had the same name ment some one not in the DOC could still label his wine Prosecco Legally. Uh oh spaghetti oh as my nephew would say. A solution was sought and they decided that the best way to do this was to dust of an old name for the Prosecco grape i.e GLERA.  

Next time you follow our mighty Provinces to an away game in Italy don’t forget to try the local Glera, but remember only in the area around the beautiful town of Treviso is it allowed to be labelled as Prosecco!


Happy Mothers Day

Leave a comment

Not all moms enjoy a glass of wine, but those who do will appreciate our selection of top 5 Mother’s Day wines. We’ve chosen a sparkler, a red, a white and a rosé, as well as a bottles on the sweeter side. Bring a bottle as a gift for mam to enjoy later or to share during a meal together.

  1) Mionetto Sergio Spumante, Italy €21.95

Lovely as and aperitif, perfect for celebrations, and an exquisite partner to the most delicate and sophisticated dishes.70% Prosecco di Valdobbiadene D.o.c.g and a 30% blend of local varieties. This sparkling wine honors the traditions of the Veneto winemaking region and the long history of the Mionetto family. Contemporary master vintner Sergio Mionetto produces this wine based on a formula handed down by Francesco Mionetto, who founded the winery in 1887. A touch of three old grape varieties, unique to the region, is blended with the area’s finest Prosecco grapes; the result is a superbly dry, slightly fruity wine with just a hint of acidic crispness.

2) O’Leary Walker Shiraz 2006, Australia €19.95

David and Nick use  fruit from two of South Australia’s premium grape regions for this Shiraz. The Clare Valley component (75%) is all about power, structure and frangrantly perfumed fruit. The McLaren Vale portion (25%) is rich, licorice and chocolaty with a wonderful and sumptuous mouthfeel. These two components combine to produce a very complex wine displaying opulent aromas of mocha, plums, aniseed and spices. The palate is full and broad with deep, dark flavours of blackberries, plums, licorice and coffee, which are intertwined with some seriously good new and older French oak. This is an absolute go to wine.

3) Muller Gruner Veltiner 2011, Austria €12.95

The biggest success story of 2012, this wonderful white has become a staff and customer favourite in less than 12 months no fridge should be without one! Opens up in the nose with a wide range of different fruit aromas including grapefruit, and apple but also tones of garden herbs and excellent minerals. The palate is has beautiful distinction and finesse, delicate nuances of apples and pears in the finish. A wine that will have you coming back for more

4) Rivera ‘Pungirosa’ Rosé 2010, Italy €12.95

Made with 100% Bombino Nero, maybe the most unique red grape variety of the area, Castel Del Monte. Its thin skin, the uneven ripening of its bunches, and the grape’s high juice content, make it ideal for the production of delicate and fresh rosé wines. The only rosé in the area to achieve DOCG status, Italy’s highest award of regional recognition for wine. Fresh and delicate bouquet with notes of rose and cherry; fresh and fruity palate, well balanced by a lingering freshness on the finish.

5) Logan Moscato 2010, Australia €12.95

The 2010 Moscato is white gold. It has a fresh aroma of fruit salad, passion-fruit, pear, rose and grapefruit. The semi sweet palate has an uplifting frizzante with flavors of lychee, apple and ginger and a long lime finish. A wonderful fresh and not sticky sweet dessert wine made by Peter Logan in the style enjoyed by his sister Kylie. This is a wine that you can drink long after the desert has left the table!