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Wedding wines and bespoke labels.

Typically at the start of the year we would see an increase in customers starting their wedding wines for later on the year. Congratulations! We have a great variety of white, rose and red that have proven to be successful for these occasions. Of course the finishing touch is in the choice of bespoke labels also available with a picture of the couple. Please hop in to discuss.

West Coast White Passport Series 2019

The second of the famous list of pre-order Passport series is expected for delivery on December 27th. This West Coast White blend from Californian, Washington and Oregon grapes will render a unique medium bodied off-dry white wine. Perfectly in time for a Spring gourmet experience. We have ordered a handful extra and will only be able to make a few of you happy, now’s your chance.

Get married guys!

As a reminder, we have been making tons of wedding wines in the past years. These saved our customers a lot on their budget. Just wanted to remind you to start these wines timely, the sooner as you are aware, the better. Talk to us for the best options. Don’t forget to consider designing customized wedding labels. After all, it is a special day. Get married guys!

New ‘Kits’ in Town: Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand

We have introduced a new series of well priced quality kits: Atmosphere. Two months ago we  had the white crisp and aromatic Müller-Thurgau in the spotlight and since we can’t keep them in stock, they fly off the shelves. There are 12 reds, filled with country specific single varietal grape juices and blends and 7 white juices. Meanwhile we have added more Atmosphere to this line up as you will see when you visit the store. From now on you will see Atmosphere more and more. Highly recommended.

Today let’s look into the Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Atmosphere: Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand.
You do not always have to have an ancient history to be respected for your wines. Marlborough’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted in 1973 resulting in the first serious commercial wine production about six years later. Within two decades New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc attained celebrity status. Exceptional!

Everything is just exactly right; the climate, the terroir and winemakers that took their profession seriously. The different climate from the northerly regions does result in different style than the wines produced in the southerly regions that have a longer and cooler growing season. This results in vibrant fruity flavors. Crispy wines with flavors of passion fruit, other tropical fruit and gooseberries. Guess what! This is just what you can expect from our Atmosphere.

Combines very well with seafood. Don’t be afraid to add citrus and garlic. Try with a tangy tomato vinegar salad and you will be surprised. The wine can handle it. Or, why not, simply a glass on your deck. What’s wrong with that.

 

New ‘Kit’ in town: Atmosphere Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère

We are introducing a new series of well priced quality kits: Atmosphere. Last month’s spotlight, the white crisp and aromatic Müller-Thurgau, was received with great enthusiasm. There are 12 reds, filled with country specific single varietal grape juices and blends and also 7 white juices. Meanwhile we have brought in more kits of this line up as you will see when you visit the store. From now on you will see Atmosphere more and more. Highly recommended.

In the spotlight this time the Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère.

There is nothing new to blending wines, this has been done for ages. Wine blends offer more complexity that single varietal wines. In fact, some of the world’s greatest wines are made from a blend of grapes rather than a single varietal. By blending varietals, winemakers can influence a wine’s qualities.

Take a red Bordeaux wine for example. These can be assembled of up to six different grapes all of which grow in the Bordeaux region in France. A Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère. Not all these grapes have to be part of each blend, thus the variations one can get is tremendous. The red Bordeaux style blends are also widely copied worldwide.

The Atmosphere Cabernet-Malbec-Carménère is an example of a blend that could potentially come straight from the Bordeaux region. It is a dry, rich and full bodied wine. Dark black fruits with spice and smooth plum. A perfect blend of flavor, texture and structure with a long finish.