Hi to all our valued cellar and selected premium wine customers,
This is the last Cellar Journal from me and the last one for 2010! Once again Christmas has crept up on us all and everything is a last minute rush, so today there are a few extra wines to help you with your Christmas cellar wine buying.
The Almirez from the famous Eguren family in Spain is an exceptional wine discovery and an exceptional buy that will find its way in to my cellar (Tracey doesnâ€™t know it but she is buying me some wine for Christmas!). If youâ€™re after a great Aussie Blockbuster with all the whistles and bells then the sophisticated, Trophy winning, Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz is a classic. Itâ€™s also your last chance to get some of the perfect 20/20 Dom Perignon 2002 at the smart investors price of $199! It will be a special treat over Christmas and New Years but also a long-lived Dom that will be regarded as one of the greatest ever.
See below, I have listed some very special â€˜stocking fillersâ€™ from the cellar: 2006 Esk Valley Terraces, the best release ever of Tom, 96pt Dowâ€™s 2004 Port, perfectly aged Chardonnay and more.
2010 has been a challenging year for a lot of people and to me that makes it the best time to share in great wines with like-minded wine loving friends and savour the good things in life. So make sure you do over the Festive Season. Thanks for your support of the Cellar Journal in 2010, it has been so well received and we love producing it for all of our cellar and premium wine loving customers.Â It will return early in the New Year and continue to bring you the best in fine wine discoveries for your cellar.Â
In the meantime, enjoy this final Christmas Cellar Journal for 2010, indulge! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2011. I hope to catch up with as many of you between now and Christmas as I can. If you have any great experiences youâ€™d like to share of please comment on our Blog or contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh direct import from the winery cellars in Champagne, we have been bringing in Gardet for our customers for 4 years now. A magnificent range of Champagne and with no middle man, the prices are extraordinary. They really do foot it with the big names in Champagne selling for up to 2 and 3 times the price.Â Watch Jeffâ€™s video for an introduction to the amazing range and the Gardet story
Spain is producing some of the worldâ€™s best wines, this is definitely being reflected in the high points awarded from the most influential of wine critics around the world.Â The age of the vines combined with the old world charm embracing modern winemaking techniques is seeing ultra-premium wines that will both wow you now and reward long term cellaring. At a fraction of the price of top Bordeaux whose prices continue to soar and with many getting harder to secure, these two Spanish wines will generously fill in the gaps in your cellar and reward you tenfold.
We also have the last stocks of Te Mata AwateaÂ 2008 â€“ one of the most sought after, collectable Bordeaux style reds that cellars extremely well and offers so much enjoyment for under $30. If you are going to enjoy a couple of nice wines out of your cellar this Christmas, then make sure you replace them and keep your cellar rotating.
Lastly, it wouldnâ€™tÂ be the festive season without fresh Champagne and we have an absolutely delicious Blanc de Blanc style that will give the big names a run for their money at half the price. Whether itâ€™s for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, Boxing Day or to help bring in the New Year, you canâ€™t go past this magnificent, luxury Champagne experience.
If you have tried last any of our food and wine matches or have a recipe you would like to share then we would love to hear your thoughts so please comment on our Blog or contact me directly email@example.com
The charming Clovis Taittinger visited us a couple of weeks ago. We had a fabulous time sharing his familyâ€™s wonderful Champagne with some of our customers and our team who are very familiar with the exceptional range.Â We are the house of Taittinger here in New Zealand and it is not because we are paid to be or get any special benefits for doing so. We chose Taittinger because it is a family business with integrity and passion for what they do, something we feel reflects what we do with our family business.
We were fortunate to catch him before he flew back home for a video interview. It is a fabulous interview giving you insight in to one of the most famous and respected familyâ€™s of Champagne. Enjoy and get to know Taittinger a little better.