Electrifying. Add some snap, crackle and pop to your palate with Quinta do Ermizio Electrico Vinho Verde ‘22. A racy and tasty Portuguese white blend (with a hint of spritz) that’s big on refreshing citrus notes and is sure to light up any occasion. Available online and at our Abbotsford, Fitzroy and Hawthorn East stores.
I see you. Be assured that Konpira Maru Panopticon ‘23 will have your palate salivating for more. Mostly Riesling with able support from Pinot Gris and Gewurz, there’s plenty of crunch, dried tropical fruit, apple and racy acidity. Minimal sulphites added and vegan friendly. Available online and at our Fitzroy store.
Skin in the game. Textural, structured and utterly delicious, Sven Joschke L’Ambre ‘22 is a skinsy white that’ll light up your palate. Floral notes, stonefruit and gentle persistent tannins await. Vegan friendly and minimal sulphites. Available online and at our Fitzroy store.
Gold standard. With a lazy four trophies from the 2022 McLaren Vale Wine Show, @cooterwines Shiraz ‘21 is one classy drop that won’t break the budget. There’s rich dark plum, liquorice and cherry on a full bodied palate with some rustic and earthy undertones. Intense without being overbearing, this is winter warmer cracker.
Hawaii is nice this time of year, a juicy Hazy IPA with tropical passionfruit to put you into holiday mode. Chur have used Citra hops and loaded this beer with Passionfruit to give it a citrusy tropical vibe that will get you in the summer mood. 6% ABV
That sweet spot. Equally at home on a cool night or during warmer times (just give it a chill), @guthriewines Clover Fields Pinot Noir Shiraz ‘21 is bright, fresh and easy drinking. Juicy upfront fruit, a plush mouthfeel, gentle tannins and a good line of acid has this tasty drop ticking all the right boxes.
Marvellous Malbec. A terrific drop that won’t break the bank, Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards Devocion Organic Malbec ‘20 hails from Mendoza, Argentina. Dark berries, red fruits, dark chocolate, sweet spice...it’s all here plus more, wrapped in a generous mouthfeel with a pleasantly soft and long finish.
Winter wonderland. Ideally suited to these cooler (okay, let’s be honest, cold) months, @mollyrosebrewing Kuro Dark Lager is a brewing ode to Japanese cuisine. Cherry wood smoked malts and kombu (seaweed) deliver a rich lager with subtle smoke and savoury notes.