Champagne / Sparkling Wines:
Champagne/Sparkling Wine - white sparkling wine. Very dry (Natural), dry (brut), slightly sweet (extra Dry), sweet (sec and Demi-Sec). Sparkling wines can also be identified as Blanc de Blancs, wines made from white grapes, or Blanc de Noirs, wines produced from red grapes.
Sauvignon Blanc - Sauvignon Blanc (Fume Balnc) - white wine. Herbal and grass-like flavours. Goes well with fish and shellfish.
Pinot Gris - Pinot Grigio - white wine. Pear and spicy-cake flavours with low acidity.
Chardonnay - white wine. Goes well with fish, poultry and cheeses.
Muscat - white wine. Grape flavoured spicy flowery wine. Goes well with puddings and chocolate.
Gewurztraminer - white wine. Quite strong tasting wine goes well with Indian and spicy foods.
Riesling - white wine. Flowery aroma and taste of peaches or apricots. Goes well with duck and pork.
Pinot Noir - red wine. Rich flavour, earthy. Less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon.
Zinfandel – red wine. Berry and spicy flavours. Goes well with spicy meat dishes.
Syrah (Shiraz) - red wine.
Petite Sirah - red wine. Peppery flavour. Goes well with red meat dishes.
Merlot - red wine. Full bodies wine with often flowery taste.
Cabernet Sauvignon - red wine. Ages well. Good depth of flavour.
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