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Critics James Suckling and Nick Stock have awarded a perfect score to 2020 Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay. This is only the second New Zealand wine to receive 100/100 from 100 points – Kumeu River Maté’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 “We are not going to be shy about it. We just gave a perfect score to a […]

Home Cocktails

Learning to cope with COVID-19 has spurred our Head of Spirits, Amir Javaid to share some easy & tasty cocktail ideas which you can show off at home…and in time, at any party! Happy mixing! 01. Apricot Jam Collins 50ml Whitley Neill Blood Orange1 tsp apricot jam infused honeyTop with ginger aleSqueeze fresh lemon Served […]

It’s Time to Support Each Other

26 March 2020 I don’t need to say anything more about the COVID-19 virus that is affecting all of us in many different ways, I think we have heard all of it and are doing our best to look after our families and our community . However, it has never been more important than now […]

Greg Sherwood MW tasting Meerlust with Hannes Myburgh

source: Greg Sherwood MW After the 2015 vintage, which Meerlust maintains was its fastest selling Rubicon release in the history of the brand, 2016 was always going to be up against it in outright quality terms. But this warm hot and dry drought vintage was tough on everyone but in the end, yielded soft, plush, […]

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Wine

Laura Carter – Winemaker at Unico Zelo – Adelaide Hills, Australia Laura’s journey to become a winemaker took more than 5 years, with many major turning points that defined her unique approach to winemaking. Inspired by a holiday to Italy that saw Laura tour many wineries, Laura became fascinated by the connection between culture, food […]

Can Hot Toddy cure Coronavirus?

Source: Daily Mail It was reported in early Feb that the first Briton to contract coronavirus in Wuhan claims he refused antibiotics and shook off the deadly infection with a HOT TODDY of whisky and honey. There isn’t any follow up on the subject but we certainly won’t deny that a Hot Toddy on a […]

Looking for ONE wine that you can enjoy with some of your favorite Chinese food?

Source: Apple Daily Ronny Lau breaks a few common myths about wine & food pairing and offers a different perspective on how we can pair Chinese food with wine. Here the lower level tannin in Unico Zelo’s Cherry Fields Dolcetto matched perfectly with soy based marinated abalone and goose. If you are ever in Adelaide area, pay […]

Latest Japan TV show – Grand Maison東京 shines a light on Japanese Wine

source from Cosmopolitan Japanese singer/actor/celebrity – Takuya Kimura featured Grace Gris de Koshu in the latest Grand Maison Tokyo TV Series, filmed partly at Grace Winery’s cellar.  This really lifts the profile of Japanese wines as he’s a big name at home and internationally. Our 2018 Gris de Koshu is nearly sold out but not […]