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5th November 2012, 01:55 PM

Super Spring (and Summer) Sipping

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Super Spring (and Summer) Sipping

Spring in here and we are all geared up for it. Our range of light bodied reds and rosés as well as light, easy drinking whites has been extended - perfect drinking for this warmer weather.

Some of you have already found our light reds
- try the Shadowfax Minnow 2011. A vineyard blend of Cinsault, Mataro, Carignan and Grenache. It sounds super weird but works. Imagine a light bodied Pinot Noir with a complex array of interesting flavours.
- we snapped up the last case of Hahndorf Hill Winery Blaufrankisch 2010. The little known Australian grape variety was planted by this innovative wine company and has been kicking goals ever since.
- Bass Phillip Gamay 2009 - made in the same way that he makes his Pinot Noirs but not the price of his Pinot Noirs!

Rosés - the Rosé Revolution is nearly upon us. Diarize it now - Friday 16 November 2012 is our date for celebrating rosés.

Wine of The Week

Jacquesson NV No 735
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Jacquesson is probably the oldest independent champagne house dating back to 1798. It was a very progressive company in this day bringing in many innovations including the muselet (the wire that holds the cork in). It fell out of the family control and also saw a fall in quality. In 1974 the Chiquet family bought it and it is now run by brothers Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet,
These two have brought back the innovation of the house and along with it the quality. Their thinking has more in common with the grower Champagne producers than the traditional houses. As well as moving towards being organic, they have moved away from the traditional vintage and non-vintage Champagne to a single numbered wine that is based on a vintage. For example the No 735 is 72% from the 2007 vintage. Unlike Vintage Champagne which shows the vintage variation and non-vintage Champagne which is blended up to be the same year in year out, the Jacquesson number cuvées portray their vintage variation.

Jacquesson No 735 is a beauty. A blend of 47% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier with the bulk of the fruit coming from the 2007 vintage. As normal, at the mercies of the weather - an overly warm spring brought good growth only to be slowed down by the coldest summer for ten years. The happy ending was the warmth re-appearing at the end of summer allowing some excellent fruit to be picked (also due to Jacquesson's impeccable viticulture regime). This, along with Jacquesson's meticulous winemaking and blending the wine is rich yet not heavy. Elegant with no thinness in the middle palate. Amazingly integrated. Stunning drinking at the moment.

Our normal price is $79.95 per bottle
On special for $69.95
only until Thursday 15 November 2012

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All our events are listed in our website as well as a carefully selected range of our fine wines.

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Wine tastings, wine courses and other events

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The French in New Zealand (http://winebins.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=6ebde3cc2c6b4225a19a717c7&id=90ae2a0287&e=0b0627c805)
Friday 9 November 2012 5:00 – 8:00pm
France and New Zealand have had strained relationships on a political level over the years but this does not seem to have touched the wine industry.
There are two French families who have made their home in New Zealand bring their savoir-faire to make award-winning wines.
Come and taste what happens when a girl from Burgundy meets a Kiwi boy and the label Aurum in Central Otago was born and a 12th generation Champagne maker sets up sparkling wine production in New Zealand – No 1 Family Estate.
Both are producing award winning wines – Aurum Pinot Noir 2010 is in the top 12 Central Otago Pinot Noirs for the October/November issue of Gourmet Traveller while No.1 Family Estate, has been awarded a gold medal and the trophy for best New Zealand Sparkling wine for their Cuvée Number 8 at the International Wine Challenge 2012.
Taste these great wines – brilliant Spring and Summer drinking. Free.

Rosé Revolution (http://winebins.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6ebde3cc2c6b4225a19a717c7&id=a32e80053e&e=0b0627c805)
Friday 16 November 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Rosé – the perfect summer drink! The new wave of Australian rosés are dry, textural and seriously delicious. Celebrate the Rosé Revolution with us! We’ve selected the best of the best of rosés. You just bring your taste buds. Free.

Carpe Diem (http://winebins.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6ebde3cc2c6b4225a19a717c7&id=cab3629b33&e=0b0627c805)
Friday 23 November 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Carpe Diem is THE Italian wine specialist in Margaret River.
Gianfranco Anderle and his wife Francesca fell in love with the Margaret River region whilst visiting WA in 2000. They proceeded to pack up their work and home in Italy to create a new home in Wilyabrup. The vineyard was planted in 2003.
Thus is the story of how Gianfranco, a winemaking graduate of oldest wine school in Europe (Conegliano) with 22 years winemaking experience began making wine in Australia. Gianfranco brings a strong Italian influence to the wines – not just with using Italian grape varieties such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese but stylistically they are more Italian than Australian.
Come and taste these very special wines. Free.

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