Argentina

Renowned for polo, the Andes and world-class steak. Did we forget amazing Malbec?


What to Try


White Wines

  • Aromatic, fresh and medium-bodied Torrontes wine

Red Wines

  • Malbec from Mendoza, San Juan and higher altitude regions
  • Medium-bodied Shiraz from higher altitude regions
  • The local, aromatic and medium-bodied Bonarda grape
Australia

We lead the world in winemaking and continue to explore new styles every day


What to Try


White Wines

  • Chardonnay from Margaret River, Great Southern, Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Hunter Valley, Alpine Region of Victoria
  • Riesling and Pinot Gris from the Clare and Eden Valleys, and W.A.
  • Crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the Adelaide Hills
  • Semillon from the Hunter Valley
  • Italian varietals, Arneis and Fiano, from King Valley
  • European varietals like Roussanne or Vermentino

Red Wines

  • Shiraz from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Clare/Eden Valleys and Hunter Valley
  • Grenache from McLaren Vale
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River and Coonawarra
  • Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula or Tasmania
  • Food-loving Malbec, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese or Tempranillo wines

Sparkling Wines

  • Sparkling whites from Adelaide Hills and Tasmania
Austria

Leaders in white wine from the altitude of the Alps and fantastic local reds too


What to Try

White Wines

  • Grüner Veltliner from Kamptal, Weinviertel and Wachau
  • Riesling
  • Weiss Burgunder (aka Pinot Blanc)

Red Wines

  • Local lighter Zweigelt red wines
Chile

More vineyards than Australia and blossoming new wine styles. A Southern Hemisphere stunner


What to Try


White Wines

  • Lighter Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley on the Pacific coast or Limari in the north
  • Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley on the coast, and Bio Bio in the south

Red Wines

  • Pinot Noir from the coastal Casablanca region
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from the coast or main Central Valley regions
  • Merlot from from the main Central Valley regions
  • The local, medium-bodied Carmenere grape from the main Central Valley regions
France

The matriarch of the wine world and a magical producer of all styles. Essential for all wine drinkers


What to Try


White Wines

  • Crisp, lighter Chardonnay from Chablis
  • Warmer climate, buttery Chardonnay from southern Burgundy and Southern France
  • Crisp or Oaky Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire
  • Youthful Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from Bordeaux
  • Dry or off-dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire
  • Dry Riesling from Alsace
  • Picpoul from Southern France

Red Wines

  • Pinot Noir from Burgundy and its premium vineyards
  • Food-loving Gamay from Beaujolais and its villages
  • Age-worthy Cabernet and Merlot wines of Bordeaux
  • Grenache and Shiraz/Syrah wines from the Rhone Valley and Languedoc

Sparkling Wines

  • Champagne from local growers, not the brands
  • Crémant sparkling wines from the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Limoux or Alsace
Germany

Bursting to re-create itself as more than just Riesling


What to Try


White Wines

  • Dry and off-dry Riesling from the Mosel, Nahe and Rheingau regions

Red Wines

  • Pinot Noir, or Spatburgunder
Italy

A wine lover's delight as the world's colossal producer. If you love food and wine Italy is for you!


What to Try


Red Wines

  • Food-friendly Sangiovese from Tuscany including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino
  • Super-Tuscan Cabernet blends from east of Tuscany
  • Montepulciano wines from Abruzzo in Central Italy
  • Tannic Nebbiolo from Piedmont in the north-west: Barolo and Barbaresco
  • Medium-bodied Barbera from Piedmont
  • Corvina wine from the north-east Veneto region: Valpolicella and Amarone
  • Southern Italy grapes: Primitivo, Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Sagratino, Aglianico

White Wines

  • Dry Arneis from Roero in Piedmont
  • Dry Soave wines from the north-east Veneto region
  • Cool-climate Chardonnay from the north-east Veneto region
  • Verdicchio from Tuscany and Central Italy
  • Fiano, Greco and Vermentino from Southern Italy and the Islands
  • Summery Sicilian whites - Inzolia, Catarratto, Grillo

Sparkling Wines

  • Light style Moscato from Piedmont
  • Sweetish Prosecco from near Venice
  • Franciacorta, the premium white sparkling
Morocco

The cooler altitude of the Atlas Mountains provides a great backdrop to some lovely red wines


What to Try


  • Voluptuous Shiraz wine from around the Atlas Mountains in the north
  • New Zealand

    A world leader in Sauvignon Blanc, let's discover their other world class wines


    What to Try


    White Wines

    • Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer from Marlborough
    • Chardonnay from Hawke's Bay and Gisborne on the North Island

    Red Wines

    • Pinot Noir from Central Otago and Martinborough
    • Merlot and Shiraz from Hawke's Bay
    • Cabernet and Merlot wines from near Auckland

    Sparkling Wines

    • Sparkling whites from Marlborough
    Portugal

    A lesser known wine secret but for how long?


    What to Try


    White Wines

    • Crisp, dry Albarino from Vinho Verde in the north

    Red Wines

    • Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao and Touriga Franca dry red blends from the Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo regions
    • World-famous fortified Port
    South Africa

    Packing a serious punch from the Cape of Good Hope. Delightful wines and increasing quality year-on-year


    What to Try


    White Wines

    • Various styles of Chenin Blanc
    • Warmer climate Chardonnay from Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

    Red Wines

    • Cabernet Sauvignon from Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
    • Pinotage
    Spain

    With wine in its heart it is underestimated by many - not us! Hidden gems abound.


    What to Try


    Red Wines

    • Tempranillo from Rioja and Ribera del Duoro and across Spain
    • Grenache from Priorat and Mediterranean regions

    White Wines

    • Crisp, dry Albariño from Rias Baixas
    • Verdejo from Rueda and other Spanish regions

    Sparkling Wines

    • White and Rose Cava from Penedes on The Mediterranean
    United States

    Not seen enough of as the Americans love their own wine so much. That says something!


    What to Try


    White Wines

    • Chardonnay from Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast
    • Pinot Gris and Riesling from Washington State and Oregon

    Red Wines

    • Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma
    • Merlot and Zinfandel from California
    • Pinot Noir from Oregon and Washington State

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