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Lamb and Rosemary Pot Pie


Lamb is such an Easter tradition and as lamb is also such a great partner for our more serious reds, […]

Italian Easter Bread


We continue our baking streak for Easter. Not only does the long weekend give us more time to try something […]

Easter Eggnog Wine Cocktail Recipe


Easter Eggs have never been taken to this level! Try our all grown up Easter Eggnog wine cocktail as a […]

Croissant Cake – the perfect Autumn bake


While a summer Christmas is challenging for traditional Christmas roasts and gravy’s and puddings, South Africans are better-off weather-wise when […]

Baking Babka for Easter


Bread has a very strong link to Christian religious ceremonies and a variety of Easter breads are made during Easter […]

Green Mary Wine Cocktail Recipe


Ingredients 2 medium-size green or yellow tomatoes 90 ml water dash green jalapeño tabasco 2 x dash bitters 15 ml […]

Celery Sour Recipe


Celery Sour Ingredients 30 ml    gin 15 ml    freshly squeezed lime juice 15 ml    simple syrup 45 ml    fresh celery […]

Carrot and Orange Cooler


Carrot and Orange Cooler Ingredients 60 ml    fresh-pressed carrot juice 30 ml    blanco tequila 30 ml    fresh orange juice 30 […]

Pinot Noir & Porcini Risotto


The earthy notes of our 2015 Culinaria Pinot Noir are beautifully echoed in the autumn flavours of this porcini risotto. […]

Tomato, Baby Marrow and Aubergine Gratin


Ingredients 1 kg ripe, firm tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 350 g baby marrow, preferably mixed green […]

USA Consumers on Value Wines



In a new article in The Wine Spectator, the publication conducted a survey on their websites to try and gauge what American wine consumers thought about value wines. The results are fascinating.

  • Spending patterns have stabilised a bit following last year's financial meltdown, with consumers saying that they are spending the same amount on wine than a year ago.
  • Younger wine drinkers are spending more.
  • Many respondents choose New World wines when looking for value. In the US, wines from Chile and Argentina are most popular.
  • Consumers spend less or more depending on the varietal when looking for affordable wine.
  • 72% of respondents say that they buy affordable wines for 'casual, weeknight meals'. The next most popular reasons for buying value wines were to take to parties, as an aperitif or stand-alone pleasure, or for education/ exploration.
  • Red wine is the drink of choice, with 82% saying that they prefer it to wgite when buying affordable wines.

 

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