Every 10th day of June, the Portuguese celebrate their national holiday known as "Dia de Portugal" or "Dia de Camões" in the native tongue. This date commemorates the death of Luís de Camões, best known for his work on Lusiadas, the national epic poem of Portugal that celebrates the nation’s successful world exploration throughout the 18th ...
Posted on June 10, 2015 by Alice Gillespie
Posted on June 3, 2015 by Alice Gillespie
When we think of Malbec, our following thoughts are normally steak, but that doesn't always have to be the case. Especially when your Malbec is as dynamic as Humberto Canale's.
In a recent review by James Suckling, Humberto Canale's Estate Malbec, and their Pinot Noir, came away with 90 points apiece. This, we feel, deserves a ...
Posted on May 20, 2015 by Alice Gillespie
Mini smoked haddock Scotch eggs with asparagus dippers & watercress mayonnaise
The wine pairing
Asparagus is one of those notoriously difficult ingredients to match, however a couple of key pointers will help keep your picnic wine tasting fresh as you tuck into this seasonal treat.
The key is to avoid wines with too much oak or creaminess, as ...
Posted on May 13, 2015 by Alice Gillespie
Owner of New Zealand's first carbon zero winery, Yealands Estates, received rave reviews in the papers this weekend for their Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc and Crossroads Milestone Sauvignon Blanc. Proof that with green credentials come great wines.
After the buzz around Sauvignon Blanc Day, we’re more than a little bit glad to see sauvignon blanc's popularity ...
Posted on May 7, 2015 by Alice Gillespie
It may officially be British summertime but, as the lashing winds and crashing rainstorms suggest, it's not BBQ season just yet.
For this reason, we're reaching for our cupboard of Italian reds and an indoors alternative to throwing a rack of ribs on the grill. The result: Barbi's Brunello di Montalcino and Trinity Restaurant's Adam Byatt's ...
Posted on April 23, 2015 by penwardenc
This Friday is International Sauvignon Blanc day, or #SauvBlanc Day as it's known in the twitterverse. What better time to celebrate the breadth of styles of this ever-popular Kiwi classic?
The Frost Pocket is a consistent customer favourite and, quite frankly, an absolute bargain. This #SauvBlanc day let your guests luxuriate in the lime, gooseberry and ...