the wines

 

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.

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France

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.
Match: Oysters

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.
Match: Lamb

 

 
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Italy

Kore Grillo – Peaches on the nose with tropical fruits on the palate. Sunshine in a glass.
Match: Quiche

La Delfina Pinot Grigio – Light and easy with notes of white grapes.
Match: Antipasti

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.
Match: Pizza

 
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Australasia

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

 

South Africa

Iona Sauvignon Blanc – Notes of peach and pineapple with a pinch of star anise.
Match: Sushi

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.
Match: Stews

Simonsig Cabernet Shiraz – Light red fruits and liquorice with game-y undertones.
Match: Spicy Curry

 
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Portugal

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

 
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Chile

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

 
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Argentina

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

 
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Spain

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