Thursday, December 18, 2008

MAGNUM-ficant Christmas

You will be pleased to know that your vintage wine club membership NOW also entitles you to some great discounts on food purchases. Every Monday and Tuesday evening you will have the opportunity to receive a 50% discount for you and your guests when dining at Deco Restaurant at The Raffles Hotel.

To take advantage of this great offer the following conditions apply:
- You must arrive no later than 6:30pm and have your order taken before 6:45pm
- The maximum number that the discount will apply to is eight per member
- The 50% is on food with your normal discounts being applied to wine purchases

For those who are looking for some Christmas gift suggestions please have a look at the large range of Magnums available on the Liquor Merchant Website.

This month I have listed the latest vintage of the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. This is about as good as this style gets but its availability is limited. The Chardonnays listed are all great, with the Leeuwin Estate Art Series, the Eileen Hardy and the Moss Wood all rating 95 points.

In the red wine section there are some outstanding vintages with my personal favourites being the Izway Bruce Shiraz, the Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon and the Trevor Jones Dry Grown Shiraz. I know that you will enjoy these and all the other exceptional wines listed.

Ian Love
Wine Online

1 comment:

greg.mclaughlin said...

Ian,
Enjoyed your comments, esp about wine and food pairings! Adds up to real snobbery.

The point system and all the other standards to measure wine actually hurt many of the good wines that don't get recognition.