Decant, specialising in the wines of Europe, many of which we import exclusively, as well as a carefully selected range of Australasian wines, offers both the experienced and novice wine lover a chance to broaden their palate. With our help, we are confident this discovery need not be one fraught with disappointment and unpleasant experiences.
The secret to this is the combination of our experience (a combined total of over 50 years in the trade), knowledge and passion that enables us to provide you with the very best wines from around the world.
From everyday enjoyment through to the rare and revered, we offer the best value and best quality for your money.
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The weekly quiz – a teaser on all things alcohol related. The questions (and answers), of which there will be only one a week, have been set by one of the great masters of comic prose and best loved British writers of the twentieth century. I cannot elaborate more as I trust no one as far as Google goes, and it is for this very reason that there actually is no prize other than the self satisfaction you will find in knowing or discovering the answer.
By the way, no correspondence will be entered into.
Answers will follow the week after...
This week's question:
Planter's Punch is traditionally made from dark Jamaica Rum, lime-juice, sugar and water or soda water. Can you recite the doggerel rhyme that states the recommended proportions?
Last week's QUESTION & ANSWER:
Q. Can you give the true, authentic origin of the word “cocktail”?
A. If you can, you have solved a mystery going back to 1806, when the word first reached print. No one has overturned the OED's verdict, itself nearly a century old: “A slang name, of which the real origin appears to be lost,” And yet any day now....
Weekly Specials : 6 December 2013
Hello from Decant,
Nnot long now.... so once again the Christmas Shopping List is attached to help you with your festive activities!
This week a couple of chardonnays from Domaine Faiveley that are too good to ignore!
Rully Blanc “Les Villeranges'' 2011
and Mercurey Blanc “Clos Rochette” 2011
$28.99 each (rrp $39.)
Both from communes in the Cote Chalonnaise in southern Burgundy, these two chardonnays offer some of the best value drinking we've seen. The past vintages have been very keenly received by you all, and although quantities are good at the moment these aren't going to see it past Christmas.
Once again, both exhibit subtle mineral, citrus and peach characters with some spice and nutty characters -bold enough to stand up to food, but also lovely drinking on their own. If you you ever wondered what white Burgundy was about but have been scared off by telephone numbers, never a better time!
STACT Wine Wall – Unwanted prize
Someone's unwanted prize could solve your Christmas shopping woes!
Sadly we have nowhere to put this beautiful piece as we are far from a rebuild yet. An amazing prize, we have 9 walnut finish units and 3 black. All brand new and unpacked, full retail for this is approx $2500.
From their website ...
STACT isn't a wine rack. It's the accent that your room and your collection have been missing.
Have a look at their website: getstact.com
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