Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry red wine with very little oak. Flavours of cassis,dark red berries, cedar, oak , violets, vanilla and sometimes chocolate make this variety the most popular red worldwide. This wine pairs well with full bodied foods such as lamb, and wild game as well as sauces made with mustard, pepper or red wine and firm cheeses such as Edam, Cheddar and Gouda.
This Merlot mini wine kit makes approximately 5 litres of very easy to drink Merlot wine and takes 10 days. This fruity and rich red wine has notes of black cherry,plum,vanilla, oak, violets and subtle hints of cedar. Merlot is a dry wine with a velvety texture that makes it easy to drink alone or with a variety of foods. This versatile wine is wonderful with roasted meats, salmon, duck and mushroom dishes. Pasta with red wine and tomato sauce also pairs beautifully with Merlot as do mild cheeses.
Shiraz is an intense and full bodied wine with a bold colour and full-fruit mouth, and with this wine kit you could be enjoying it in 10 days. Flavours of mixed berries,black pepper, anise and vanilla tannins are tempered with a heavy oak in Shiraz. It is well-suited to formal entertaining on cool evenings or dinners by the fire. Shiraz is best matched with foods that are equally bold such as aged cheeses, hearty stews and roasted meats.
Chardonnay is America’s number one selling white wine! Look for buttery, oaky overtones and fresh fruit flavours such as apple, pear, citrus, and melon. Goes well with poultry, pork, and seafood, especially in cream sauces. Best enjoyed in cooler weather with upscale meals.
A fabulous summer wine, Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and dry with the flavours of honey,wildflower and smoke. It is great for casual entertaining and light Italian foods. This crowd pleaser pairs well with seafood and chicken but also with veal,pasta and soft cheeses such as Feta,Oka and Swiss.
This variety combines the smoky flavours of apple,grass and olives with a bright acidity. A medium to full bodied dry white wine is similar to Chardonnay but leaner. It pairs well with thick stews and sauces as well as fresh salads,spicy foods and cream sauces.