Chris, on Wine

 

Welcome to my wine cellar, where I tell you about the wines I’m thinking, drinking, and sometimes cellaring.

 

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I’m passionate about wine! I’ve been enjoying and collecting it for over 50 years and I’ve built several home wine cellars during that time.

I started this blog to share my thoughts on the wine that I’ve been drinking. I’d welcome your comments … Chris Miley

2017 PAUL MAS Estate Languedoc GSM, 14.0%

2017 PAUL MAS Estate Languedoc GSM, 14.0%

This Paul Mas Estate Languedoc GSM can currently be found at the new Straits Quay wine shop, Zens Wines and Spirits. The colour is a deep dark impenetrable red with a purple rim. Enticing nose of ripe plums, or even spiced plums, and chocolate,...

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Non-Gin Cocktails

Non-Gin Cocktails

In previous blogs we've looked at how to brighten up your basic G&T, and then we followed up by looking at some gin based cocktails. Here we look at some of our favourite non-gin based cocktails. Try some out, and please leave any comments in...

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A Few Gin Based Cocktails

A Few Gin Based Cocktails

Part Two Of Getting Creative With Your Essential Isolation Item, Gin. A few of our favourite gin based cocktails. All measurements are per person. Ratios here are just what we have come up with to make it how we like it; you can have some fun...

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Winesave Pro, The Ultimate Wine Preserver

Winesave Pro, The Ultimate Wine Preserver

I’ve been using the Winesave Pro now for just on one year. in that time l’ve used not quite three canisters. I’ve been a wine collector, writer and consumer for many years, and now that we reside in the tropics I also mix a range of cocktails. What...

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Wine Dinner at Restaurant Markus December 2019

Wine Dinner at Restaurant Markus December 2019

A very enjoyable and educational recent wine dinner at Restaurant Markus, hosted by Marcus Lai of Asia Wine Cellar showcasing the wonderful wines of Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur. All wines were from the same 2017 vintage but different plots in and...

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2016 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough NZ. 13.0%

2016 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough NZ. 13.0%

Ata Rangi is owned and run by Clive Paton and his wife Phyll, together with Clive’s sister Alison and winemaker Helen Masters. Clive planted the bare, stony home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of...

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