Featured Wines

Featured Red Wine for December – 2015 Bodegas Jimenez-Landi Piélago

Grenache is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is most commonly found alongside Syrah and Mourvedre in the classic Cotes du Rhone blends and is dubbed ‘the Pinot Noir of the south’.  It is low in tannins but high in alcohol – often reaching above 14% abv.  […]

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Featured Red Wine for November – 2016 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana

If you hear Chianti, you probably think of, well, Chianti, the area of Tuscany between Florence and Siena where the famous wine is produced.  You may think of the classic bottle in a straw basket, known as a fiasco, made famous by old school Italian restaurants back in the day or of Anthony Hopkins in Silence […]

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Featured Red Wine for September – 2015 John Duval `Entity` Barossa Valley Shiraz

There is no wine variety more synonymous with Australia than Shiraz. It’s the nation’s greatest wine export and the most widely planted grape.  Aussie Shiraz has, however, taken a fashion bashing from wine writers over recent years. The heavy, oaky, alcoholic blockbuster style so popular ten years or so ago has fallen out of favour.  […]

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Featured White Wine for September – 2017 Pieropan Calvarino Soave Classico

Does anyone remember drinking Soave in the 1980s?  Everyone did – it was the Pinot Grigio of the day.  It was mostly awful.  The Winecroft featured white wine for September is also a Soave but a world away from the Soave drunk in 1980s winebars. For over a century, the Pieropan family has revolutionized winemaking […]

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Featured Red Wine for August – 2018 G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba

At your summer BBQ when your friends ask to switch to red, you need the wine to make an impact and for them to nod appreciatively with perhaps even a “Really good!”, “Nice!”, “That’s lovely!”.  The tangy, cherry-like Barbera wines from Piemonte in north-western Italy always hit the spot on these occasions. The 2018 G.D. […]

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Featured White Wine for August – 2019 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling

A glass of dry Riesling is perfect to quench your thirst during these warm summer evenings.  For many of us though, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Riesling is sweetness – and yes there are many rich sweet styles out there.  However, a top-notch dry Riesling is very different and […]

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Bobal – Spain’s hidden gem of a grape

Ever heard of Bobal?  Probably not. Until a few years ago, very few of the most ardent Spanish wine lovers would have done so.  Planted only in one small corner of Spain, it barely rated a mention in most wine books and even then was dismissed by commentators as a workhorse grape suitable only for […]

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Premier League Pinot Grigio

The rise of Pinot Grigio from local varietal wine to international star has been dramatic.  Its commercial success can be traced back to Anthony Terlato, a Chicago importer who, in the 1970s, looking for a single varietal wine for the US market, found Santa Margherita and became the winery’s US importer. Terlato invested heavily in […]

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Little Calvary

There’s a story behind every bottle on the Winecroft wine list. This one begins in the medieval village of Soave in the Veneto in north east Italy.  Here for over a century, the Pieropan family has revolutionized winemaking, becoming one of the most acclaimed Italian wine families.  In 1971, Nino Pieropan made a bold experiment […]

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