Why should you decant your wine?

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Decanting is the process of introducing oxygen to wine to essentially ‘open up’ the wine’s flavours. It’s all about letting your wine breathe!  Exposing the wine to the air releases the characteristics that have been cooped up just waiting to burst out and be enjoyed! It’s important to note that only red wines should be… Read more »

Have you ever wondered how to spot a faulty wine?

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Corked Wine - how do you spot one?

How to spot a faulty wine. To some of the wine loving crowd, spotting a corked wine is a dream come true as they get to stand tall and expose their fine nose and highly developed palate. But is that really the case? Frequently the issue with identifying a faulty wine such as cork taint… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Raspberry mignonette granite with NZ Pacific Oysters

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New Zealand Pacific Oysters with Bald Hills Wines

Raspberry mignonette granite with NZ Pacific Oysters Last week we paired with you a tasty NZ Green Mussel recipe and we thought we would continue the shellfish theme this week but with something even more delectable. The NZ Pacific Oyster never disappoints and is a showcase dish at any event. This recipe from Nurture Seafood… Read more »