Our amazing wine experts at Cork & Cask have really helped us out with what wines to try.
They're all hard working bottled superstars which really represent the best their country's got to offer. At the same time, if you fall in love with any of the wines you've tasted, they're affordable and well within the means of us common folk.
Baume Viognier – Floral on the front and slightly smoked and oaky on the back end.
Match: Creamy Fish
Mas Puech Picpoul – Light and fresh with grassy minerality and green apple.
Chateau de Balan – Dark fruits on the nose with earthy undertones on the palate.
Match: Cheese (Brie)
Domaine Carabiniers – Light and fruity with just a hint of black pepper and rose.
Kore Grillo – Peaches on the nose with tropical fruits on the palate. Sunshine in a glass.
La Delfina Pinot Grigio – Light and easy with notes of white grapes.
Dogajolo Rosso – Dried dark fruits with hints of and baking spices.
Match: Tomato Pasta
Frappato Nerello – Velvety smooth with soft jammy fruits and dark chocolate.
The Whale Watcher Sauvignon Blanc – Clean stone fruit with flinty minerality and balanced acidity. Match: Ramen
Thistledown Chardonnay – Baked apples and grassy freshness with a whisper of vanilla.
Match – Fish Pie
Stoneburn Pinot Noir – Red berry compote with light notes of green pepper.
Match: Peri Peri
Opportunist Shiraz – Stewed red fruits with a hint of vanilla and a balanced acidity.
Match: Beef Burger
Iona Sauvignon Blanc – Notes of peach and pineapple with a pinch of star anise.
Front Row Chenin Roussanne – Ripe pear and apple notes with hints brioche.
Match: Chicken Kiev
Niel Joubert Pinotage – Soft dark fruits and soft tannins with vegetal notes on the finish.
Simonsig Cabernet Shiraz – Light red fruits and liquorice with game-y undertones.
Match: Spicy Curry
Ponte De Lima Vinho Verde – An exceptional wine with persistent aromas of lime, hints of melon and a lively and refreshing finish. Match: Stuffed Olives
Casa Santos Lima Alvarinho – Off-dry with ripe stone fruit and a flinty minerality. Match: Fried Fish
Pegoes Fontanario – Jammy dark fruits with dark, earthy undertones. Match: Cataplana
Pegoes Touriga Nacional – Rich warming red fruit tones on the front with a spicy finish. Match: Beef
Santa Alba Sauvignon – Crisp and dry with light tropical notes and refreshing acidity. Match: Caesar Salad
Nostros Riesling – Off-dry with lychee and honey, bright and fruity to finish – Match: Thai Green CurrySanta Alba Sauvignon – Crisp and dry with light tropical notes and refreshing acidity. Match: Caesar Salad
Echeverria Pinot Noir Rose – Attractive pale salmon in colour, this is a fruity and quaffable rosé with flavours of red apple and berries. Match: light salads, sushi and risotto
Araucano Reserva Carmenere
Superb, pure blackcurrant fruit bomb with an intense, smooth and rich mouthfeel.
Match: roast meats, beef curry, lentil bolognes
Quara Torrontes – Green mango and honeydew melon with sharp lime acidity – Match: Shellfish
Los Haroldos Roble Chardonnay – Soft pear and orchard fruits with a buttery, oaky finish – Match: Salmon
Los Haroldos Rose Malbec – Sharp fruit notes which recall strawberries, cherries and raspberries. Match: tomato based dishes
Quara Cabernet Sauvignon – Full and rich with notes of blackberry and blackcurrant – Match: Carnitas
Torre Solar Macabeo – Tropical fruits and sweet lemon zest with stony minerality – Match: Baked Clams
Rioja Bordon Blanco – Stone fruits on the nose with a creamy undertones – Match: Grilled Fish
Mas Picosa Rose – Light rose colour, mineral, red fruit aroma. Pleasant on the palate, fresh attack, marked acidity. Match: seafood, salad
Rioja Bordon Crianza – Deep woody notes with subtle red fruit and a hint to tobacco – Match: Paella