Houghton Winery – One of Western Australia’s Earliest Established Vineyards

Located in Swan Valley, Western Australia, Houghton Winery is the eye of the vortex where all roads lead into. Established in 1836, it is one of the oldest wineries in Australia. Founded by the British army officer – Lt.- Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started making wine since its first retailer vintage in 1859.The dozen hectares of vineyards surrounding the Swan Valley winery is made of plantings of Verdelho, Semillon and many more. Early evidence and current studies point that the first vines were planted between 1830 and 1836. Continue reading

Fortified Wines: Port, Sherry And Madeira

Almost all of us enjoy the taste of quality wine, some red, some white and others – rose. If the wine is main accompaniment of your dinner, you probable have some basic knowledge about this fruity drink. But have you heard of fortified wines? If not, read this article, as we are ready to inform you about how fortified wines are made and what are some of the best you can find available on the market. Continue reading

Quick Guide to Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay

If you are looking for a better chardonnay under 15 dollars you aren’t going to find a better one than Lindeman’s bin 65 chardonnay. Chardonnay is a wine that boasts many flavours like lemon, apple, pear, vanilla and many more complex flavours. It is the most planted white wine grape in the world, with countless acres. Lindemans wine is one of the most sought after wines in Australia, The Lindeman’s bin 65 chardonnay has been one of Australia’s most popular white wines for decades and it’s no wonder why with a complex blend of fruit, freshness, spice, and cream this wine offers a little something for everyone. If you, however, are concerned about how oaky this wine might be, there is nothing to worry about and that’s what makes this wine so popular is that it balances perfectly and is not too oaky or rich as compared to many other chardonnays. Continue reading

Campbells Wines – Four Generations Of Winemaking Knowledge

The Campbells Family

Campbells wines date since 1870 when Scotsman John Campbell established the vineyard. Today, the Campbells winery and vineyards are run by fourth generation viticulturist Malcolm Campbell and his brother Colin who is the winemaker. They have been joined by the fifth generation, so today the Campbells family has a reputation as a benchmark Rutherglen winery. Continue reading

Wine For Your Wedding: Brown Brothers Cienna

Brown Brothers Cienna is light wine with a beautiful ruby red color and aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. Abound with sweetness, it is juicy and rich with a refreshing finish. It has a creamy palate and bubbles that almost jumps out of the glass. Just one sip of this sweet wine it tastes like summer in glass, while the blend of its fruit sweetness and natural acidity leaves a refreshing sensation. To completely enjoy its taste it is better to consume it well chilled and young. Continue reading

Grüner Veltliner Wine – Taste And Food Pairing

Talking about specific and heavenly tasty wines, we have one in mind that will make you fall in love with whites, even if you prefer reds. We are talking about the amazing Grüner Veltliner. It is a dry white wine that grows almost only in Austria. It has fruity flavors of lime, green pepper and grapefruit making it the most exotic substitute of Sauvignon Blanc. The name of this dazzling white wine is translated as the “Green Wine of Veltlin”. Veltlin was an area located in the lower part of the Alps during the 1600’s, which now is a part of Valtellina, Italy.

How It Tastes?

  • Fruit Flavors – Grüner Veltliner is a fruity wine with flavours of lime, berries, citrus lemon, nectarine and grapefruit
  • Other Flavours – It also has herbal and spicy flavours, flower, mineral, earth, white pepper, lovage, green bean, iris, honey, radish, tarragon and ginger
  • Oak Flavours – You may find flavours added with oak aging like cream, Brazil nut and wax pepper
  • Serving Temperature – Grüner Veltliner must be served at 7 ºC
  • Acidity – It has high acidity
  • Similar Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Picpoul, Muscadet, Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng

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