Chocolate Box Shiraz
Produced from premium Barossa Valley fruit at Rocland Estate. Powerful red wine with distinctive dark chocolate notes. Rich and silky smooth with coffee and sweet vanilla oak. Perfect with salt rock encrusted, rare roast beef and garlic and parsley potatoes….must try that one!
France - Burgundy
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 'Combes aux Jacques'
Packed with soft cherries, easy mellow tannins + crisp acidity….a definite step up in quality from basic supermarket fare. A summery red sip with Victoria plum-packed Gamay, serve lightly chilled when the sun’s out. ‘This week’s best buys.’ Jane McQuitty The Times May 27th 2017.
France - Rhone
M. Chapoutier Belleruche
Yet another WineWorks favourite! Rich aromas of dark fruit and spice, medium bodied and soft on the palate with smooth tannins. Blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish. ‘ Splendidly spicy flourishing red.’ Olly Smith Mail on Sunday
R + J Passione Rosso
The ‘R + J’ is for Romeo and Juliet and the wall in Verona where young (+ old) lovers write their names! Slightly gimmicky perhaps….but a delicious wine. Intense aromas of red berries with spice and soft and round velvety tannins…mature cheddar, red meats perfect combinations!
Tor del Colle Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
£35.00 a pop in famous Belfast restaurant, Oxford Street area. Buy 3 bottles here and use change to fill up at kebab heaven Sphinx Stranmillis. Italy’s answer to New World wines, big oaky and rich. Screaming out for pasta in a rich meaty sauce, good old Bolognese or meatballs…. or failing that a big juicy steak.
‘Best red wine on the Saturday Kitchen in 10 years’ James Martin BBC Saturday Kitchen TV Show. Wine of the Week Decanter Magazine. ‘Brimming with spicy, dark forest fruits.’ From the vineyards in the mountains north of Lisbon, creamy vanilla notes, soft dark cherries, raspberries and enough tannin to hold this fruit bomb together.
‘A burst of intense rich coffee and chocolate aromas with ripe nuances of mulberry, plum and Maraschino cherries.’ This is modern Western Cape winemaking from Bertus Fourie who concentrates on drawing out the coffee- like aroma of S. Africa’s signature grape. It’s totally different and delicious.
The Chocolate Block
Find a little luxury with this fantastic blend of 5 different grape varieties dominated by 71 % Shiraz. The grapes come from selected blocks of vines on the Boekenhoutskloof Estate, aged in French oak for 18 months, earthy notes with spice, blackcurrant and ripe raspberry fruit.
Has to be tasted to be believed. Off the chart in all the things that are good for you in wine….see Phenolic compounds! This is a powerful, rich textured and full bodied wine. The combination of tannins and their effect on fats and proteins makes it an unbeatable combination with slow cooked BBQ meats and steaks. Intense red and black fruit with a lush aftertaste…