Sip on the Sunny Side
Warm weather not on your radar? Believe us, all it takes is one sip of the right wine to transport you. Our sun-soaked tasting has you basking in some of the world's best warm climate wines whilst learning their unique characteristics.
Bonus: Armchair travel at its tastiest.
Tasting for sun seekers:
Rhone White Wine – Made from Roussanne, Marsanne and/or Viognier (possibly Bouboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc Picpoul, Pcardan or Muscat-Blanc too). Waxy, plump, ripe fruit (honeysuckle, apricot), low acidIty, sometimes with aged in oak.
Napa Chardonnay – (avoid cool climate Sonoma locations). Gold color, stone-fruit, lemon crème, toasted hazelnut, honeyed almond.
Napa Cabernet (or a blend with Merlot) – Dark, fruity with blackberries and cassis, baking spices, juicy, powerful, big.
Australian Shiraz – Choose one from McClaren Vale or Barossa. Red plum, blackberry, exotic spices, meaty notes.
Priorat or Montsant, Spain – Made from Grenache, Carignan and perhaps Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot. Blue and black fruits, powerful, herbal notes, baking spices (aged in oak).