If you are in the southern hemisphere with the summer sun shining on the ocean, river, lake or possibly in your garden. The following wines are filled with character - and ideal pairing with summer festive cuisine. Ranging from toasting with good friends, pairing with crayfish to salmon, cold ham, turkey, pork or lamb and also with berry desserts and gelato ice-cream. All of these wines are ready to be shared and enjoyed over the coming festive season - cheers
Vintage Prosecco + NV Champagne + Sauvignon Blanc + Riesling + Pinot Gris.
Rosé + Chenin Blanc + Oaked Chardonnay + Pinot Noir + Grenache.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic style 'Botrytis' Semillon.
Wine always tastes better when served from the right glass and at the ideal temperature.

 

If you are in the northern hemisphere with winter snow on the hills or possibly in your garden. The following wines are filled with character - and an ideal pairing with winter festive cuisine. Ranging from toasting to good friends, pairing with trout to salmon, glazed ham and seasoned turkey to wild game and also with a rich, fruit & nut Xmas pudding. All of these wines are ready to be shared and enjoyed over the coming festive season - cheers.
Vintage Franciacorta + NV Champagne + Pouilly-Fumé + Rioja Rosé + Alsace Pinot Blanc.
1Er Cru Chablis + Cru Beaujolais + Single Clos Pinot Noir + Single Vineyard Rhône Syrah.
Brunello di Montalcino + Haut-Médoc Cabernet and a classic style 10yr Old Tawny Port.
Wine always tastes better when served from the right glass and at the ideal temperature.

 

I recently tasted the following selection of ‘Estate’ wines filled with character - each crafted to be an ideal summer pairing with; shellfish, seafood, bbq’d meats, tapas’ and vegetarian cuisine. Founded in 1937 - 'Hawke’s Bay’s Oldest Boutique Winery' in 2017 is celebrating 80 years. All of these wines are ready to be shared and enjoyed over the summer months.
‘Ohiti Estate’ Sauvignon Blanc 2015 + ‘Maverick’ Rosé 2016.
‘Bergman’ Chardonnay 2015 + ‘Burnfoot’ Merlot 2014.
‘Back Block’ Syrah 2015 + ‘Ohiti Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.
Wine always tastes better when served from the right glass and at the ideal temperature.

 

I recently tasted the following selection of Chardonnay wines filled with character - crafted to be an ideal summer pairing with; bbq’d or roasted white meats, seasoned seafood and vegetarian cuisine. Here are a few brief words to describe my first impressions and the essence of each wine. All are ready to be shared and enjoyed over the summer months.
Mud House ‘Sub-Region’ Chardonnay 2015 + Matawhero Chardonnay 2015.
Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2016 + Bronte Chardonnay 2015.
plus the - Zephyr ‘Marlborough’ Chardonnay 2015.
Wine always tastes better when served from the right glass and at the ideal temperature.