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by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
Today we make the last visit to the vines before Christmas. We’re stopping by Bordeaux to find out how our favourite Bordelais winemakers celebrate Christmas. There’s oysters, apple pie and a lovely tradition with the company that makes the barrels Chateau Hautes Segottes is aged in.   Chateau Thieuley In the Courselle ‘s family, we […]
by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
We catch up with two of our winemakers from Burgundy to hear what the Christmas festivities are like in one of the heartlands of French winemaking. As you might expect, all the food the winemakers mention is tailormade for Burgundy wines. Various molluscs feature prominently on both Christmas menus. While oysters are popular at home in Ireland, […]
by Sam Logan | December 11, 2017
In the southern hemisphere, Christmas happens right in the middle of summer. A white Christmas does sound picturesque, but a Christmas BBQ in shorts by the pool sounds way better to me! From barbequed lobster to “monkey’s tail eggnog, not forgetting the amazing Carmenere and Malbec wines, it all sounds fantastic. I think my future […]
by Sam Logan | December 11, 2017
Our Portuguese winemakers Quinta do Crasto and Bodegas Fillaboa tell us how they’ll be spending Christmas this year: plenty of sweet treats, seafood and, of course, fantastic wine.   Quinta do Crasto “Christmas traditions in Portugal and Douro are above all about family! It is common to celebrate around the table, on the 24th with Bacalhau […]
by Sam Logan | December 5, 2017
As we saw yesterday, Italy has a wonderfully diverse and completely original way of celebrating the festivities – as Alessio Cartone says there are “20 regions, each one with their own tradition”. We spoke to 2 of our Italian wineries, Ciu Ciu Vini and Villamedoro, about what they usually do and how they’ll be spending […]
by Sam Logan | November 28, 2017
Cesar Langa produces fantastic wines to Organic standards under the Langa and Senorio de Ayud labels. We Caught up with Cesar to find out what Christmas means to him Bodegas Langa Christmas in Spain gets off to a rather peculiar and unofficial start on Dec. 22nd when children from San Ildefonso School can be heard […]
by Sam Logan | November 28, 2017
We take a whistlestop tour to hear how Christmas traditions differ around Spain. There’s the usual Jamón Iberico, cheese, and seafood, along with some southern Christmas Biscuits from Olivares – And plenty of wine!   Bodegas Jimenez Landi “We assemble a Nativity Set in our family home, and we get together in front of it […]
by Sam Logan | November 10, 2017
Finding wine to match Christmas dinner is a high stakes endeavour. If not necessarily contempt, familiarity certainly breeds neglect; you might assume the classic turkey, sprouts and roasties will taste just as good with any old wine. Not so, my friend. I’m not saying you need to blow all your budget on bougie bottles, but […]
by Sam Logan | November 10, 2017
You might think that working for a wine company makes choosing Christmas drinks easy. Au Contraire. It’s just three weeks to the big day, and my cellar is bare. If you’re anything like me, your current level of Christmas organization is below where you would like it to be. You might be starting to get […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Antipodean Adventure As the nights draw in, and you start feeling all 53 of our degrees of latitude, try thinking about those places where summer is currently blazing away. If you want to cheer yourself with a glass of summer, it might be time for a little Fun from Down Under. Aussie and Kiwi winemakers […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Staff Favourites Sometimes, we pick the wines for wine of the week with a particular theme or upcoming event in mind. Often, we’ll choose wines from a region that’s a little bit out of the way. Other times we want to draw attention to a producer who does something a little unusual in how they […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Producer Focus – Pepperton Estate Pepperton Estate is located in the village of Beelbangera in New South Wales, 500km west of Sydney. While a winery was originally founded in the 1930s on the site by an Italian Immigrant family, the Rossettos, Pepperton Estate was established in its current incarnation by the Toohey family who named […]
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