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Barrels and Bottles Blog — wine

Casa Silva Wines of Chile harvest report for 2014 looking very positive for a good vintage.

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Although it is still early days, initial assessments are very positive for the 2014 Vintage, one of our longest ever, continuing all the way through to May! Frost was   persistent threat in the coastal vineyards of Lolol and Paredones, but caused no severe disruption, although yields were slightly lower in these estates. Despite this, the […]

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46 New Wine Arrivals

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Mark had is work cut out today with the arrival of 46 new wines as previously un-stocked. Not only did he had to create 46 new stock cards on the computer system but also find space on the shop floor display. Thank goodness for air-conditioning. Lisa is trying not to guillotine her fingers trimming the […]

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Le Clivie Prosecco back in stock

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  The Le Clivie Extra Dry sparkling Prosecco from Italy is now back i stock ready for the Spring and Summer days ahead. Prosecco has made a stunning comeback after a few years out in the wilderness. It lost its crown for being the go to alternative for Champagne to Spanish Cava for several years. […]

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Casa Silva Wines – Winery Updates

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The latest trade newsletter from Casa Silva…. Last month we were delighted to announce news of our Lake Ranco estate. The first vintages have been  released from what is officially Chile’s most Southernly vineyard. Initially the estate started out as a research project, but over the years the grapes have ripened to produce wines with […]

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 New Zealand

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Wither Hills lies at the heart of Marlborough’s wine growing region. The winery is named after the imposing Wither Hills ranges, which form a dramatic backdrop to our vineyards which enjoy long sunlight hours, cool nights and are nourished by the waters of the Wairau River. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, with around […]

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