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Archive: Jan 2017

Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, New Zealand

By JN Wine |

My wine choices often vary according to my mood, the weather and what we are eating, but if  there is one grape variety I never tire of it has to be Pinot Noir. There’s something about the perfume and the texture that just keeps me coming back for more. So I would like to shine […]

What to try next if you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has an enviable place in the market. From renowned names such as Cloudy Bay, Oyster Bay, Villa Maria and Brancott, the fresh, vibrant hits of gooseberries, passion fruit and grapefruit leap out of the glass offering instant gratification. It’s no wonder it is so popular at parties when it makes such […]

An Introduction to Malbec

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Malbec is a thick-skinned red wine grape that originated in France. It was primarily used for blending in the Bordeaux region but due to it’s poor resistance to bad weather and pests it never truly flourished. Grown in the Cahors region of France the grape has characteristics of being a savoury wine with good tannins, and flavours […]

Quinta de la Rosa Tinto 2014, Douro, Portugal

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Long famous as the source of sweet port wine, the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, is now also renowned for its fine, rich unfortified wines, both red and white. Port wine in the traditional sense of the word may be viewed as the most seasonal of festive drinks, but the enjoyment does not need to […]