Category Archives: DRINK

Vina Echeverria, Syrah-Carmenere Reserva, 2013 Wine of the Year

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This blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Carmenere is a show stopper. Complex violet, pepper and sugar plum aromas abound while the palate shows dark ripe berries, intense spice and bittersweet chocolate. Stunning balance and yet raw, unadulterated fun. A Continue reading

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January 2012 Half Case Club, Red

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOU!!! 2010 Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir Apaltagua’s Pinot Noir has a brilliant ruby color and emphasizes aromas of cherries, raspberries, and soft notes of oak. It boasts smooth and elegant tannins and a Continue reading

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Cork vs. Screw

Wine Screw cap

In the deep recesses of cramped winemaker offices, a fierce fight has erupted between cork and screwcap. And you’d think the elder brother would be winning, but he’s not. A few years ago, winemakers became fed up with “tainted” corks. Continue reading

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Punto final Reserva malbec 2008 “October Wine Of The Month”

Punto Final

The Wine:  winemaker’s notes: Deep red in color with intense violet shades. On the nose, a combination of red fruits and toasty notes given by the French oak are evident. In the mouth the wine is complex and structured with Continue reading

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Why do wine bottles often have a punt?

Wine bottles punt

* Balance – It is proposed that older, hand blown bottles may have been prone to tipping over, the punt acted as a stabiliser. * Strength – I have seen it said that the punt gave the bottle an extra Continue reading

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