Wine

Wine up to Wine Down this Christmas

We have popped the cork on the best online wine deals this season, which are a simple click away to have delivered to your door, having you wine-ed up to ensure you can wine down when those unexpected guests pop by.

Four into One - That's a Match

Blue Pyrenees Estate in western Victoria has a full-on-taste 2013 Estate Red that winemaker Andrew Koerner created by bringing together four different varietals, maturing them in French oak for two years, blending and bottling in 2015, and then cellaring with care until now.

An Aussie Label for the Festive Season

If you’re starting to think about the fast-approaching Festive Season and a glass or three of value-priced bubbles to go with it, one worth consideration at just $15 a bottle is Aussie label Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV.

Classic Riesling's Botrytis Touch on a Malaysian Rendang

A just-released Shaw Vineyard Estate 2017 Riesling is a classic drop from this maker’s Murrumbateman vineyard in the Canberra premium cool climate wine region, and made all the more classic with a touch of botrytis that’s helped concentrate sugars, fruit acids and wonderful passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours to more than usual prominence.

Stealing a Lead with a Thief

Winemaker Natasha Mooney has created a label in her forebear’s memory and honour, using fruit off her vineyard at Greenock on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley, and with that label somewhat impishly titled The Thief?