January 8, 2017

Mini chicken empanadas with three cheeses & spring onion

Empanadas are one of the fondest food memories I have from my first visit to Chile with David. Empanadas are even more of an institution in Chile than a pie is for Australians. A wide variety of fillings are available with a meat mixture, ‘pino’, being the most popular. However, our recipe is a less typical melt-in-the-mouth three-cheese and onion combo. Mini empanadas are great because they are ideal finger food for when you’re entertaining and they are also filling.  

January 7, 2017

6 hot tips for selecting wine for your wedding

  Next to the ceremony itself, the wedding meal is possibly the most important part of the overall wedding celebration, and there is nothing worse than finding that the synergy of your best-laid plans ruined by vinegar masquerading as wine! To help you overcome potential disaster, we have compiled a list of hot tips for making a successful beverage selection.  

January 7, 2017

Tagliatelle marinara with light creamy mustard sauce & chives

This is a beautiful luxurious delicate pasta dish that won’t leave you feeling over full that is one of our favourite dishes to make at home. It’s important to keep the sauce of this recipe light and creamy in texture, so that it doesn’t overwhelm the wine. The tagliatelle is effective at holding the sauce and wrapping it around the seafood as you eat.  

January 7, 2017

Watermelon with Mint Herb Cream Cheese

This recipe and pairing suggestion, which unites sparkling rosé with water-melon and mint, should excite your taste buds with the unfamiliar combination of sensations and it's perfect for a fresh snack on a hot steamy day.  

December 9, 2016

Make every meal sparkle

There is a popular misconception that champagne and sparkling wines are only useful for raising a toast or washing down the canapés at a wedding. This couldn’t be further from the truth...

October 30, 2014

Mt. Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2012

This wine is drinking terrifically now and it will go the distance for up to 10 years...

April 25, 2014

La Tremenda Monastrell 2010

Really easy to drink. Even though the alcohol is at 14.5% there is a herbal element and acidity that makes the wine feels fresher than you would expect...

April 10, 2014

Dr. Loosen Wehlener-Sonnenuhr Riesling 2008

Glorious wine of the earth. This riesling has a lively minerality and smoky-flinty notes, It's delicate, carries gracefully on the palate with crisp acidity, leaving flavours of white peach and lemon...

March 17, 2014

Goldridge Estate Premium Reserva Pinot Noir 2012

Discount wine from a large online retailer, only sold via this channel. Lacks in back palate, fruit weight and persistency of flavour.