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Category Archive: New World Wine

Wines with that Holiday Vibe

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Wine has a sense of place and has the ability to transport you to its origin, to the land on which the grapes grew and to the people who harvested the grapes, pressed them and saw the finished product through to its bottle. And then that bottle ends up in your kitchen here in sunny […]

Guilty Pleasures: Fine Wine and Fast Food by the JN Staff

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How nice would it be to eat out every night of the week, sipping on fine wine and over indulging on expertly prepared food? Unfortunately, for the majority of us, this is not an option. Sometimes, life gets in the way and plans fall through and most of us have to make do. Fear not, […]

South Africa: The Wines you should be drinking.

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South Africa is one of the world’s great wine producing countries. For a New World region, it has a surprisingly long history of grape growing and wine making, with the first vines being planted in the Constantia vineyard, near Cape Town, in 1655; that’s almost 100 years before the production of wine started in Australia! […]

Busting Wine Myths: Blends are bad

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Over a series of articles, we will be tackling common myths and misconceptions of wine, with the intention of helping you to get maximum enjoyment out of every glass.   Myth: Blended wines are inferior quality. We are delighted to able to confirm that this absolutely NOT true!  Variety is, after all, the spice of […]

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

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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 […]

New Zealand Pinot Noir

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Discover the charms of New Zealand Pinot Noir with 15% off a selection of our favourites! From the 1st to the 14th of September we are offering a selection of our favourite New Zealand Pinot Noirs with a cracking 15% discount! Kate Radburnd Pinot Noir, Martinborough Bottle Price: £12.95 Offer Bottle Price: £11.00 This Pinot […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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In 1985, Cloudy Bay released its first Sauvignon Blanc. 30 years on, as they launch their flagship 30th Anniversary vintage, they maintain the same devotion to quality and consistency that generated their success from their very first year. Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. […]

Just Arrived: Dominus Estate and Napanook 2011

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“The Dominus 2011 and Napanook wines from the iconic estate have just landed and we have a limited amount of stock still available for sale. While the 2010 Dominus recieved rave reviews from critics and is definitely a wine for cellaring, the 2011 is much more restrained and forward in style. In fact it is the perfect […]

More Awards for Kilikanoon

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