Buyer’s Choice Double Bill – Gewurztraminer & Barbera

You wait a whole week for a wine Buyer’s recommendation, and then two come along at once.  It’s a double bill for you to try in-store this weekend, alongside – no doubt – some really excellent bin-end wine bargains. Both of these wines were sourced by Suzie, who has both Alsace and Italy in her […]

Meet The Winemaker: Brent Marris, Marisco, New Zealand

Brent Marris is one of New Zealand’s most successful winemakers. He has been involved in winemaking since aged 12, when he began helping on his father’s vineyards. That was in 1973. By 1978, Montana Wines – now Brancott Estate – had recruited the Marris family as their first contract growers. From then on, Brent was […]

Top 10 Wines For International Chardonnay Day

Chardonnay. Victim of fashion, champion of versatility, or destroyer of variety? It’s been the darling of the wine world, then the scourge. It was everywhere, then it was everywhere. It is the most versatile grape variety planted worldwide. It is a blank canvas on which the winemaker can daub the terroir and paint their masterpiece. […]