HIDDEN GEMS : Louis M.Martini 2016

Our Hidden Gems of the week is a bottle of Louis M.Martini 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This wine is remarkable for its distinctly layered wine with notes of ripe dark plum, black currant and sage. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and an exceptionally long finish. Its refined […]

WINE LEGEND: Clos du Val Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Clos Du Val estate was founded by the Goelet family in 1972 in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley, USA. The winery owns 320 acres and specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, a favourite of the region. In the history of North American winemaking, the Cabernet Sauvignon produced by the estate in 1972 is legendary. It […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring The Finger Lakes AVA, New York State

The Finger Lakes AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Upstate New York. It’s centred  around four main lakes: Canandiauga, Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga, each of them boasts of its own unique viticulture characteristics lending to unique flavour profiles. The deep lakes help to moderate the local microclimate. Stored heat is released from the […]

WINE TRAVEL: Moon Mountain District in Sonoma

The Sonoma Valley is considered with perhaps the widest range of wine grapes, the most dramatic contrasts of terrain, and the longest history of any wine growing region in Sonoma County, California, United States. The vineyards are planted in diverse grape varieties – from Alicante to Zinfandel, with both Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in […]

WINE PAIRING: DARK CHOCOLATE AND ZINFANDEL

Did you know that the process of making chocolate is very similar to wine? Both cocoa beans and wine are fermented with the very same type of yeast. And this fact makes chocolate the confectionery match to wine. The bitterness of the polyphenols in dark chocolate is what we want to balance with a wine […]

WINE LEGEND : CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MONTE BELLON 1985

“We’re not in the driver’s seat. A wine consistently reflects the character of the vineyard and not the whim of the winemaker.”- Spirit of Ridge Vineyards  California Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello 1985 from Ridge Vineyards is stunning in expressing its terroir. This wine is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot grown on […]