Festive Reds! Block 18 – Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

Block 18 - Cabernet Sauvignon (2016) When I sat down to write this ultimate instalment of my festive reds I had the perfect candidate in mind. A highly recommended full bodied Argentinian blend from the well renowned Mendoza region. I made my initial notes with the full intention of writing this up as festive red … Continue reading Festive Reds! Block 18 – Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

Festive Reds! DeLoach – Heritage Reserve Zinfandel (2015)

DeLoach - Heritage Reserve Zinfandel (2015) In this instalment of my festive reds were heading across the pond for a Californian Zinfandel. I picked up a few of these earlier in the year, and with this being the last bottle from my cellar it has been a firm favourite. On sight, this wine presents a … Continue reading Festive Reds! DeLoach – Heritage Reserve Zinfandel (2015)

Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)

San Gregorio - Las Martas Garnacha (2014) For part two of my festive reds were off to sun-drenched Calatayud, Spain. With high altitudes and hot dry summers this region produces some fantastic big bold reds with juicy ripe fruits. Upon pouring you are greeted with a deep intense dark purple colour, followed by a strong … Continue reading Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)

Festive Reds! Nero Grande – Appassimento (2016)

Nero Grande - Appassimento (2016)The first installation of my festive reds showcases this fantastic winter warmer from sunny southern Italy. A blend of Negroamaro and Primitovo present a deep ruby red shine, with the nose giving big ripe blackberries. The flavours do not disappoint, with bold dark fruit flavours complimenting creamy vanilla notes. The Apassimento … Continue reading Festive Reds! Nero Grande – Appassimento (2016)

Chapter 1 – Searching for inspiration…

The search for Inspiration can be a personal discovery, derived from the deliberate or accidental pursuit of fulfilment. For me, I have decided to begin this pursuit in the world of wine. For those who stumble across this blog, I hope to provide you with an insight of my journey throughout wine induced meditation, as … Continue reading Chapter 1 – Searching for inspiration…