Wine has been a favoured drink for as long as can remembered and may be one of the best beverages on the planet! Many have started a lifelong love affair with this most tantalising and congenial drink.
A mixture of science and art, it is a subject that has people from all over the world firmly fixated on its exquisite production. Not just as a form of immense enjoyment but as way to express individuality.
Wine-making not only is an art form through passion and vision but has also become big business!
Did you know, according to some sources, Australian Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 will cost a cool $38,000 per bottle. With only 20 bottles in known existence, this is also one of the rarest wines on the planet, therefore it’s price reflects it’s limited status.
Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 would cost $310,000 per bottle. Originating from the vineyards of the richest family on earth, it’s no surprise that this bottle of wine has such an outrageous price tag. With symbolism on the label indicating the victory of the Allied forces in the Second World War, the wine is said to be one of the best vintages of the last 100 years. ( source Beautiful Life online magazine)
Thankfully, we have a choice of superb wines that won’t be equivalent to buying a home! A fabulous Pinot Noir for under $50 will leave you smiling with pleasure.
New Zealand is producing some outstanding wines such as some Sauvignon Blancs from the Marlborough and Nelson regions and Central Otago Pinot Noirs are just wonderful.
One of my favourite Pinot Noirs is from Mondillo. A gutsy Pinot with a peppery finish. Just the way I like it! But of course, the best wine is the one you personally choose to enjoy.
With so many wine selections to choose from it is difficult to keep up!
We have curated various gift boxes to showcase some wines from NZ and across the ditch. Check out our Rustic Elegance Collection. We have curated this Gift Box around a cheese board with a Central Otago Pinot taking center stage.
Mae West said “I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.” I couldn’t agree more!