Olly Smith recently wrote an article for the Daily Mail (9th November)- pairing a wide variety of sausages with wines. He choose our Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel to accompany “a big banger”. He described the wines as:
“Scented with Christmas spice and layered with plump juicy raspberry-like flavours. A belter with bangers”
The Smoking Loon range offers a good choice of varietals, snazzy packaging and a keen price point, this Califorian range is an excellent addition to any shelf or list.
Another great review! This time in The Wine Spectator, scoring 88 points.
“This offers a solid balance between the rich texture and snappy acidity, paving the way for apple, melon and almond notes. Clean, leaving a chalky feel on the finish. Drink now
- 500 cases imported.” 88 points November 15th 2013.
For more information or pricing on this wine please contact us.
World Wine Agencies Ltd
The UK’s BEST Small Agent 2013
Showing their brand NEW range at SITT,
At Royal Horticultural Halls, London on Tuesday the 17th September
STAND NUMBER 49
Come and find wines that will make you stand out from the crowd
For further details see http://www.sittastings.com/autumn/register/
We unleashed the wonderful 2012 Von Buhl Grosse Gewachs last week in Harrods to trade and press to some fabulous reviews. This was the first time in the world (other than Germany) that the wines have been presented. We think the attached short video (7 secs) that Colin from Vagabond sent us sums it up (kinda of!)
You may need to scroll to the right to view!
If you want to know what the “smiley” face is about please get in touch.
Guess which of our wine ranges the great Oz Clarke is taking about? A clue – these wines will be available to taste at SITT Autumn, 17th September.
“Bone crusher, spine crusher, ball crusher – I don’t care which part of my body it crushes but these are just the kind of wines we want at our show. The audience love them.”
There could be only one winner with such descriptive comments, The Crusher from Don Sebastiani & Sons, Clarksburg, California. Oz expressed his opinion at one of the Three Wine Men events, where on offer from The Crusher range were the Viognier and the Petie Syrah.
Always great to receive such a glowing review – for more information on The Crusher wines or SITT Autumn, please contact us!
Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa present The Beautiful South tasting; a collaboration between the three well established Southern Hemisphere countries. At the event you will be able to discover the latest innovations, taste new vintages and trade with over 300 producers showcasing over 3,000 wines. The Beautiful South tasting will be open from 10am – 6pm on both days at Olympia, London
We will be there with our suppliers Riebeek Cellars from South Africa (table 136), Santa Carolina, Chile (tables 184/185) & Finca La Chamiza, Argentina (Table 68), please pop by and see us.
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One grape, three regions, a touch of RS and a whole lot of acidity – Rieslings from Alsace, Germany & Austria are put through the paces with some interesting results. Our Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Trocken performed well -
70 Reichsrat Von Buhl,
Riesling Trocken 2012, Pfalz
‘Peach and floral notes, with some
minerality, and a touch of confectionery too. Bright and fresh on the palate,
with a juicy fruit finish,’ CC. ‘Floral on the nose. Green apple comes through
on the palate, with balanced acidity,’ GC.
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Recently, World Wine Agencies had rather unusual request for Chardonnays that are fog affected from California & Chile. Clinton Cawood & a panel of Sommeliers tasted there way though these foggy wines.
A great result for our Silverado Carneros Chardonnay -
73 Silverado Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2010, Carneros
‘Restrained cool-climate character on the nose. Lovely soft ripe fruit on the palate, accompanied by lovely crisp citrus notes,’ MH. ‘Light, clean stonefruit aromas, leading into some peach and nectarine notes on the palate, with acidity in the background – nicely structured,’ CC.
For the full article please see the link below.
Just thought you might like to see the latest review of Von Buhl Sekt which appeared in the Wall Street Journal this week – Good quality Sekt, especially Von Buhl, is definitely on the map these days!
“Reichsrat Von Buhl also produces a sparkling wine known in Germany as Sekt. It has a scintillating aroma of green apple, lemon and lime and a sherberty acidity that makes it a razor sharp, invigorating aperitif. But don’t be afraid to serve it with food; it’s attractive acidity makes it an ideal pairing with oily fish such as salmon, mild cheeses like Gouda or Mozzarella or vegetarian pasta dishes.” Will Lyons, Wall Street Journal, 17th June 2013
Link to full article below
Thank you Matthew Jukes – for a great review of The Crusher Pinot Noir in his article published on the 15th of June in the Daily Mail, Weekend column.
2011 The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Clarksburg, California. It is nigh on impossible to find inexpensive Californian pinot noir that tastes delicious and this wine, a new one to me, ticks all of the boxes. Velvety textured, with juicy cherry and blackberry fruit this is a brilliant all-purpose, summery red wine
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