With Christmas fast approaching and the silly season in full swing, there is plenty going on. And if you're anything like us, we're burning the candle at both ends. Smashing the gym early in the morning and enjoying plenty of good wine at night.
And while we would all love to maintain that "beach bod", we know we'll be making our way through some big nights of great booze.
So, with the only 'exercise tip' we can give you is to "save your carbs for wine", we can offer you some pretty damn good advice when it comes to finding something extra nice to share with loved ones, family and friends.
Whether your favourite wines come in the form of Sparkling (thinking French Champagne for that special evening with that special someone), White wines (Chardonnay, Riesling or Sauv Blanc for those hot days as you sizzle "in" or "by" the pool or beach), Rose’s (for that mid-afternoon pool or beach swim and BBQ) or Red wines (Pinot, Shiraz and maybe Cabernet to end the day as the night cools down), there is always something for everyone, for any occasion.
With most of the major wine shows now completed and the awards delivered, there are some amazing wines floating around, at all price points, ready to whet your palate.
Think, Moët & Chandon Moet Grand Vintage 2008 (hailed as the best Champagne Vintage in 100 years), "R" De Ruinart - TVH Price, 2016 Deep woods Reserve Cabernet, the 2016 Stella Bella Chardonnay, a cheeky 2018 Turkey Flat Rose or maybe a Singlefile Sparkling NV, there is a wine for you.
All standout's. One to highlight though, is the 2016 Stella Bella Chardonnay;
Stella Bella's Big Sister, the Suckfizzle Chardonnay took home 3 trophies; ‘Wine of the Show’, ‘Best White Wine’ and ‘Best Chardonnay’.
This wine truly is sensual on the palate as it ignites that acidity and texture you want as it powerfully pushes through the lips, over your tongue and deeper. An intensity that you want over and over again.
And when a wine has you writing a tasting note ending with such ecstatic pleasure, you know it is going to be every bit as good.
This wine and the other wines above are of course are just a few of the examples of top quality vino that will whet your palate in the manner you deserve.
We totally accept finding that special wine can be daunting, just like finding that special someone to share it with. And with so many to choose from, that’s where The Vine House can help (with wine, we're not a dating site).
Getting stocked up is as easy as picking a wine and pushing the ‘Buy’ button.
But if you can’t find the wine you want, we can still help. Let us know what you want, then email firstname.lastname@example.org and give us your dream wine or mix and we’ll push it through to meet your needs.
Like Carrie, wine is our top priority,
Happy drinking Winos!
Tom & Toby