Wine review: Innocent Bystander Moscato

Moscato has had some tough times, labelled too sickly sweet by many, banned to the realm of ‘dessert wine’ by even more. This time it makes a comeback, and in a classy way. The hip hop heads have helped sales in the US, notable is this sexy as Ab Soul track featuring Kendrink Lamar! Yeah I know this is from 2011, but I reckon it’s … Continue reading Wine review: Innocent Bystander Moscato

Wine review: Monsters Attack Riesling

How cool is this label? Cool as hell! This is an off-dry (which means it’s slightly sweet) Aussie Riesling from the Clare Valley in South Australia. Definitely sweeter than the bone dry Rieslings Australia is famous for, but it’s not a bad thing. Its has a lovely light lemon zest flavour and refreshing minerality with enough acidity to take on that sweetness. Basically, if you were … Continue reading Wine review: Monsters Attack Riesling

The Rose revolution is well and truly here

If you’ve checked the last couple of posts you may notice we’ve reviewed quite a few Rosés, we like them, and personally I am a big fan.  They make fantastic summer drinking and they are all very very different. We’ve picked out two summer standouts from Laithwaites to convert non-believers that life is better with rosé-tinted glasses. The first is the Petticoat California White Zinfandel … Continue reading The Rose revolution is well and truly here

Not all Australian Chardonnay is the same

While visiting the Wine Australia stand at London International Wine Fair last month we tasted a flight of Chardonnays. These were selected by A+ wines (the consumer arm of Wine Australia) to demonstrate the variety of Chardonnay produced by Australian wine makers.  Did they deliver? A brief run down is below… We started with a Chapel Hill unwooded Chardonnay 2010 – this was light and … Continue reading Not all Australian Chardonnay is the same

Summer’s greatest hits and something a little sticky…

Last week I represented Winehos at the Laithwaites Summer tasting.   More than 150 wines were on show and the attendees, mainly buyers and press, perused the tables at their leisure.  Tasting like this are a fantastic opportunity to try something a little different to what you would usually go for and there are an abundance of wine experts on hand to talk you through anything … Continue reading Summer’s greatest hits and something a little sticky…

Review: Johnny Q Shiraz

Who is Johnny Q? He is cheeky Australian Winemaker John Quarisa and he has created a Shiraz we absolutely adore. It’s packed with flavours which are very “cherry berry” and dangerously drinkable. This Shiraz has lovely deep purple red colouring that looks like blood.  We tried another red on the same evening and this was definitely the favourite.  If you like your reds rich and … Continue reading Review: Johnny Q Shiraz