• Vintage 2014

    Posted March 7 by Rambouillet

    Just finished picking our Chardonnay. Beautiful flavours. Ditto Sauv Blanc . Can't wait to try the wine.

  • Hunter Valley Vermentino

    Posted March 3 by Marc Jardine

    A growing band of Aussie makers are broadening their portfolios with an interesting white of somewhat ancient Mediterranean origin, Vermentino that's a flavoursome late ripener hailing from Liguria, Tuscany, Sardinia and Corsica.   The Little Wine Company in the Hunter Valley have just releas...

  • Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon

    Posted September 9, 2013 by David Ellis

    Mandala Wines owner, Charles Smedley was quick to recognise the good vintage shaping-up in the Yarra Valley in 2010, but confesses now that he didn’t realise just how good. "The warm to mild conditions gave us a long, gentle growing season, and the rains came in an even cycle so there was no n...

  • Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc

    Posted September 9, 2013 by David Ellis

    New Zealand's Giesen Wines, who've been in the business some thirty years, have just released their first-ever organic wine, and appropriately in the footsteps of their flagship Sauvignon Blanc.   Fruit for this quite marvellous drop came off vines planted in 2010 on a vineyard that had been ...

  • Big Jammy Durifs

    Posted August 6, 2013 by David Ellis

    Back in the 1980s Colin and Malcolm Campbell of Campbells Rutherglen Wines decided to move their Durif away from the big, jammy, full-bodied and loads of tannin of Australian Durifs, and to give them a more refined structure and balance.   "Durifs in those days were so big, some used to joke ...

  • Nugan Estate Matriarch McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006

    Posted June 12, 2013 by David Ellis

    After retiring from 27 years at the helm, Michelle Nugan can now invite friends to share a very special drop with her on the many big occasions that lay ahead – Nugan Estate's Chief Winemaker, Daren Owers has created an exceptional wine in her honour under the label Nugan Estate Matriarch McLa...

  • De Iuliis LDR Shiraz

    Posted May 27, 2013 by David Ellis

    An interesting drop from one of the Hunter's smaller makers is the 2011 LDR Shiraz from the family-run De Iuliis Wines, whose Chief Winemaker, Mike ("MickeyD") de luliis has crafted a wine that’s great for enjoyment now, but will improve marvellously over the next five years.   Made fro...

  • International Wine Fair 2013

    Posted April 19, 2013 by Marc Jardine

    Vintage Cellars is proud to bring you the International Wine Fair for 2013. Now in its 5th year, here is your chance to secure your ticket!   It's their single most important event of the year and this one will be bigger and better than ever before.   The Vintage Cellars Tasting Pane...

  • Serious Blend in a Fun Package

    Posted February 11, 2013 by David Ellis

    Australian winemakers are amongst the world’s best when it comes to creating blends, wines that in many cases can prove far more rewarding than straight varietals.   And a very interesting, and yes rewarding, blend that’s now on bottle shop shelves is Fifth Leg’s 2011 Cabern...

  • Fantastic Fizzy Cocktails That You Can Make At Home

    Posted February 1, 2013 by Marc Jardine

      Nothing can beat the feeling of relaxing on a beach or in a swanky bar while sipping on a fizzy cocktail. Unfortunately, most of us won't get that opportunity on a daily basis. To recreate that feeling of indulgence and relaxation from the comfort of your own home, try your hand at makin...