January 2016 newsletter now available
Our January edition of the Wine Talk newsletter is now available and has seven interesting special offers for you including another 12 pack with a 20% discount, following the amazing reaction to our similar offer last month.
You can download a copy of the newsletter by clicking on the link below:Wine Talk January 2016
The newsletter has a lot of information about our wine offerings as well as 7 special packs and a 12 pack of one wine that should tempt you to buy at a very generous price.
We also have a story about Stephane Guion from the Loire Valley and a story about where we go to enjoy natural wines in that area. We also have included a brief discussion about the grape variety Menu Pineau.
SOME OLD FAVOURITES RETURN
We have received a lot of wines from new producers over the last couple of months, however we are just as excited about the return of some of our perennial favourites. We are as guilty as everyone at enthusiastically promoting the new wines arriving in Australia for the first time, However, we are just as excited at seeing old friends back like the elegant Burgundies from Fanny Sabre, the classic wines from Domaine de la Cadette and Domaine Montanet-Thoden, the flavour-packed Touraine wines from Domaine de la Garreliere (including Gamay Sans Tra La La), the stunning whites from Michel Gahier in the Jura, the elegant Chenin Blancs from Vincent Carême, the moorish Muscadets from Marc Pesnot, the classic Beaujolais wines from Jean-Paul Brun, the quirky wines of Axel Prüfer from the Languedoc and the no-sulphites wonders from Jolly Ferriol among others.
All of these were in the last container to arrive and we have been enjoying revisitng these wines which we never, ever tire of!
So, if you scroll through our producer pages you will see a lot of the vintages have been updated and a lot of SOLD OUT signs have been removed!
AND THE NEW WINES KEEP COMING!
However, despite what we have said in the section above, wines from new producers continue to arrive. The latest are the Ardeche wines from Sylvain Bock. These are amazing wines. Sylvain produces gulpable reds and complex whites - more reflecting the Jura than the northern Rhone. He ferments his reds using carbonic maceration leading to light, fresh, lively wines that are made to drink now or in the next couple of years. His whites, however, are treated with care and patience - he waits until he thinks they are ready to drink and ready to last.
We also have the quirky and fascinating wines from Dominique Andiran whose vineyards are on the flat plains of the Gers which lie inland from Bordeaux. He makes an exciting quaffing wine called Vain de Rû from the Colombard grape which is very good value for money as well as a range of other wines from a Jura-like white wine from 2006 that has been under a yeast veil for 7 years, a Jurancon-like, moelleux-style, sweet white wine made from Gros Manseng and another semi-sweet wine made from Petit Manseng that matches perfectly with the more savoury style of desserts being served in a lot of Australian restaurants.
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 on the right 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, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Champagne, Anjou, Fiefs Vendeens, Aveyron, Gaillac, 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, 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.