Thanksgiving Drinks!

Thanksgiving Drinks!

You don’t have to live in America to enjoy a good tipple in honour of Thanksgiving, so I have selected a few of our favourite USA wines that are sure to impress! Why not start with a delicious Californian Chardonnay? I’d go with the La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2014, it has just the right amount … Continue reading

Shiraz: An Australian Legend

Shiraz: An Australian Legend

Everyone knows Shiraz, the name alone brings up memories of fruity, juicy and more often than not bold blackcurrant flavoured wines from Australia. Originally a Mediterranean grape variety, Shiraz or Syrah (as it is know in in France) first landed in Australia in the 1830s and they have never looked back – Shiraz is now … Continue reading

Firework & Wine Matching!

Firework & Wine Matching!

Bonfire Night is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to have a little bit of fun with your wine pairings – so how about a few wine matches for your firework display? Sparkler – Everyone loves a sparkler, and it has to be fizz to match! So how about a delicious glass of your favourite Champagne or … Continue reading

Best Bonfire Night Cocktails

Best Bonfire Night Cocktails

A few simple drink recipes to get you set up for a brilliant Bonfire night! 1. Mulled Wine 1 bottle red wine 60g/2oz demerara sugar 1 cinnamon stick grated nutmeg 1 orange, halved 1 dried bay leaf A splash of sloe gin or brandy (optional) Star Anise (Optional) Put the wine in a saucepan with … Continue reading

The Chocolate Block 2015

The Chocolate Block 2015

The historic Boekenhoutskloof estate was established back in 1776, but its modern day success has been largely down to one of the Cape’s star winemakers – Marc Kent. A Pioneer of planting Syrah in the Cape, with ‘The Chocolate Block’ Marc has produced a remarkable blended wine based on this grape which is always in … Continue reading

Bodegas Ontañón – A family affair

Bodegas Ontañón – A family affair

As the cold nights set in, there’s nothing more inviting than a glass of ripely-fruited, silky smooth Rioja. Bodegas Ontañón – widely recognised as a leading estate – delivers the perfect wines to hit the spot. Bodega Ontañón is a multi-generational, family-owned winery located in Rioja Baja. Their beautifully scenic vineyards sit high in the Sierra … Continue reading

The Perfect Halloween Party

The Perfect Halloween Party

We’ve searched the depths of our cellar crypt, avoiding the zombies and ghosts, and walking the creaking boards to bring you our top picks to ensure your Halloween party is a scream! Follow our three step guide to make sure you have a ghoulishly good evening: Step One – The Decor: It’s all about the pumpkins, and … Continue reading