The Archive for 2011’s Wines of the Fortnight AA Badenhorst Family Wines Wine NV Arnaud de Villeneuve Rivesaltes Ambré 1985 Ataraxia Chardonnay 2009 Birichino Malvasia Bianco 2009 Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2007 Chasse Spleen 2000 Edoardo Miroglio Pinot Nero 2007 Ermelinda Freitas … Continue reading

Roger Sabon Lirac Chapelle de Maillac 2009

Producer Is there a perfect wine for Valentine’s day? Surely that depends on whether it is to be shared over dinner or simply enjoyed on its own. A fore-runner for the top Valentine’s match, regardless of situation or accompaniment, are … Continue reading

Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco 2010

Producer The general perception of Lambrusco is a sweet, sparkling red wine that was very popular in the 1970s. Lambrusco comes in many shapes and forms. However traditional Lambrusco is not sweet but dry to off dry, and like the … Continue reading

Chasse Spleen 2000

Producer Bordeaux can produce some of the finest wines in the world. However, they also make some pretty boring entry-level wines, which may be inexpensive but offer no value for money. Thankfully there is a level of quality wines in … Continue reading

Ataraxia Chardonnay 2009

Producer Ataraxia is the Greek word for tranquillity, and more specifically the type of tranquillity that is achieved by a complete freedom from worry or any other preoccupation. I think if you asked any winemaker “ataraxia” is not a state … Continue reading

Torbreck Juveniles 2009

Producer While studying Economics at the University of Adelaide, David Powell was introduced to wine by an uncle and soon spent an increasing amount of his free time in the Barossa Valley. His desire to travel allowed him to use … Continue reading

Roxanich Antica Malvazija 2007

Producer The Balkans have a long history of making wine, as well as an extensive list of indigenous (often hard to pronounce) grape varieties. Walking around the Wines of Croatia tasting back in September, I was thrilled not only to … Continue reading