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June 2017 Newsletter Now Available
The June Edition has lots of news as we mentioned above. We hve nws about wine events, seven special packs and some articles that you might find interesting.
In the full edition of the newsletter you will find information about:
- Details of one forthcoming wine event - Jurassic Park in Melbourne and a review of the recent Bottle Tops event in Hobart.
- Information about the wines of Renaud Bruyère and Adeline Houillon from the Jura and also Samuel Boulay from the Ardèche whose wines we will be receiving very soon!
- Seven special packs that attract significant discounts and free freight to most parts of Australia including an end of the financial year amazing bargain.
- Part 2 of our story about how we perceive aromas and the implications for wine tasting. This month we concentrate on the physical processes involved in tasting a wine and how the brain construct flavours from those processes.
- A short story about the trend to earlier piking dates in France and the link to climate change.
- A story about the Carignan grape variety found in southern France.
Wine Talk Newsletter No 69
What we are drinking
This month we are very excited to have just received the wines from a new producer in the Languedoc. He is Philippe Formentin from Opi d'Aqui which is based near Hérault and the coastal town of Sete.
Philippe produces excellent, elegant wines that are not too big, including a white wine made from the Picpoul grape variety which is perfect for matching with seafood, a light red made from the three Grenache varieties (Noir, Gris and Blanc) and the one featured here called Ménage à Trois which is a pure Grenache made from grapes picked from three different vineyards near Hérault. This wine exemplifies the understanding that Philippe has for the Grenache variety. It is light, it is elegant and it is very savoury.
Even though the wines have only just arrived they are all drinking exceptionally well already.
The Ménage à Trois wine sells for $41 a bottle, and if you order 6 we will send it freight free to most cities in Australia and give you a 10% discount. Alternatively, have a look at the June newsletter when it is published where there will be a pack of 6 bottles of his wines with at least on of each of his wines in it.
New arrivals from France
A latest shipment is very exciting. You will have received our recent newsletter describing the arrivals. All of the wines from Alice and Olivier de Moor have now sold out and the Cremant from Michel Gahier in the Jura has gone.
This week we have been showing wines from Jean-Paul Brun (the Morgon is excellent and the Le Ronsay has amazing structure and depth of flavour for an entry level wine), the Nouveau red from Milan which is vibrant and fresh, the Sauvignon and the Pineau d'Aunis (mentioned above) from Simonutti, a gorgeous red Burgundy and an Aligoté from Julien Altaber and we also are celebrating the return of the Perles de Mont Blanc sparkling wine which is a perennial favourite from Dominique Belluard. We also have a few of his sought-after still wines.
There will be another newsletter out soon, but if you can't wait you can order any six wines from the new arrivals or any other wines that are available and we will send them freight free to most cities and give you a 10% discount.
Let us choose
If you are uncertain what to order, simply send us an email describing the style of wine you like and the amount you would like to spend then we will choose a pack of either 6 or 12 bottles for you and send you an invoice listing the wines we have chosen. If you don't like the sound of any of them then we will swap them over for something else.
Complete wine catalogue on-line
In response to many requests we now have all of our wines listed along with the recommended retail price on the Buy Wine page which you can get to by clicking on the "Buy Wine" menu option above.
If you are not on the mailing list all you have to do is type your email address into the 'Receive our Newsletter' box above and click on Send then confirm your choice. The newsletter contains information about special packs which contain a number of the recent arrivals.
We stock wines from the following regions/appellations:
Jura, Arbois, Arbois Pupillin, Savoie, Ayse, Vin d'Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Champagne, Anjou, Fiefs Vendeens, Aveyron, Gaillac, Côtes de Provence, Ventoux, Rhone (southern and northern), Touraine, Bourgueil, Chablis, Saint Bris, Bourgogne Vezelay, Bourgogne Aligote, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Saint Aubin, Maranges, Monthelie, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Mercurey, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey Saint Denis, Puligny-Montrachet, Haut Cotes de Beaune, Chitry, Coteaux-du-Layon, Savennieres, Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes, Buzet, Muscadet, Languedoc, St Jean de Minervois, Cairanne, Coteau d'Ancenis, Vouvray.
Rent our lovely house in Provence
We have, for many years, owned a house which we bought with two friends from Sydney, in a small French village that is almost on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, north of Avignon. It is seven minutes drive from Beaume de Venise and about 20 minutes from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. You can find out a lot more about it by clicking on the link below:
Tasmanian Licence No: 58292
Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence:
for alcohol to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units ($3,080 as at, July 2015)
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units ($1,540 as at, July 2015)