How to pour Christmas wine
It is the most wonderful time of the year and you have probably researched, planned and procured the best possible bottles of wine to suit everyone’s taste and impress family and friends around the Christmas table. Here’s a bunch of handy rules that will make those special wines shine this Christmas.
Chilled reds for summer
During the heat of summer, you could cool down with a dip in the ocean or a nap in the shade of an old oak tree – or you could seize on a bottle of chillable red and enjoy its juicy, fresh, textural qualities.
A sparkling Christmas
The GM at Sydney’s Shell House restaurant, Alexander Kirkwood, has poured more bubbles than most wine professionals. He shares his favourite Champagnes and local sparkling wines for festive season celebrations – plus a top tip on glassware.
Rosé, beyond Provence
There’s more to rosé than the light, dry wines of Provence. From Sicily to Mudgee, rosé makers are drawing on a range of grapes to craft an even wider range of intriguing styles. Looking for love this summer? Think pink.
Natural reds of the Languedoc
Languedoc’s diverse terroir has drawn vignerons since Roman times, and now some of its most exciting wines are the natural reds being made by a new generation of energetic young winemakers.