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2018 Tastings.com World Wine Championships Results are in and we couldn't be happier! 🎉
🏆 Platinum/96 points - 2016 Canto Di Lago, Sangiovese Barbera Lagrein (Upcoming Release)
🥇 Gold/95 points - 2016 Chocolate Factory, McLaren Vale Shiraz
🥇 Gold/93 Points - 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Barossa Shiraz (Upcoming Release)
🥇 Gold/93 Points - 2017 Hills are Alive, Adelaide Hills Shiraz (Upcoming Release)
🥇 Gold/92 Points - 2016 Violet Beauregard, Malbec
🥇 Gold/92 Points - 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache (Upcoming Release)
🥇 Gold/92 Points - 2015 Z Force, Shiraz Petit Sirah
🥇 Gold/90 Points - 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio (Upcoming Release)
Often, our consumption of Wine is associated with food, special occasions, and family & friends.
Here at Zonte’s headquarters, we have developed the flow chart you have been waiting for to help make those decisions on what to drink and when, that little bit easier - but don’t worry, there are options for when there is no occasion at all, just simply that wine is delicious.
Here at Zonte's we are BIG on Food and Wine as well as food and wine pairings. A long day of Market Research*, led us to an intriguing Toasted Sandwich and Beer pairing guide. Obviously, we do wine and as such, rather than beer, we have matched our delicious creations with Wine!
What better Team Bonding activity on Hump Day!
WARNING – The following contains mouth watering content
Bacon, Brie & Caramelized Onion – Yep it tasted just as good as it sounds! And even better toasted over your camp fire.
Paired with- Bolle Felici Can
Maker - Luci (the Understudy)
Ham, Cheese and Tomato - with the special edition of garlic and smoked cheddar, a seemingly simple sandwich was taken to an entirely new level. Yuuuumm
Paired With – Doctoressa Pinot Grigio
Maker- Alice (Image Enhancer)
Mexican - Tomato, Black Beans, Red Onion, Sour Cream, Avocado, Cheddar Cheese and Crumbled Nachos. Essentially a taco in a sandwich, one word; DELICIOUS.
Paired With – Scarlet Lady Bird Rose
Maker - Lauren (Sheep Herder)
Yiros - Lamb, Tabbouleh, Tzatziki, Cheddar Cheese on Flat Bread, toasted until lightly golden. Delicious, filling and moreish. Everything you'd want from a Yiros.
Paired With – Love Symbol Grenache
Maker - Bel (Stock Stalker)
Bruschetta - home grown Tomatoes, Basil, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. An open style sandwich, delicious and fresh.
Paired With – Canto di Lago Sangiovese Lagerin
Maker - Anna (Grape Counter)
*Read as; Pinterest Trolling.
Share with us your favorite toastie ingredients in the comments below.
This season of love, what better way to have a good time and celebrate than sharing a bottle of wine. Here at Zonte’s Footstep we offer you our Love Symbol Grenache as a wine of choice.
Our Love Symbol Grenache has that warm touch that leaves an exuberating feeling to its drinkers. Just what we needed to turn our Valentines into ValenWINES, which makes the occasion more relaxed and heartfelt, for couples, families or even friends to enjoy!
All you need is LOVE and some good WINE! Happy ValenWINES!
Just because the Christmas and New Years Eve festivities have come to an end doesn’t mean the induglence needs to end.
We’ve decided to share with you how we make the perfect cheese board - best enjoyed with friends, a view and a glass of wine in hand, of course!
For our cheese board, we’ve followed a few simple guidelines and one crucial rule; there aren’t any rules.
Flaunt your culinary license.
Cheese for Sophistication
Ideally you want between 2-3 cheeses depending on the size of your party
Choose 1 (or many) from each category and pair with the acompanying wine
Fresh, Salty and Sour - Bolle Felici Prosecco
Delicate and Nutty - Scarlet Lady Bird Rose
Strong and Firm - Canto Sangiovese
Pungent - Baron Von Nemisis Shiraz
Cured Meats to Satisfy the Cravings
Select 1-2 cured meats that will pair well with the cheeses on your board and are also delicious by themselves
Bread or Crackers? Why not have both!
We Recommend Fresh Sliced French Baguette and Tuckers Natural Gourmet Crackers
Fruit and Nuts to complete the Food Pyramid
Roasted, Salted or Natural its up to you
Fruit should be local, fresh and In season
And don't forget a pickle and a paste for tang and sweetness!
While we were off enjoying our well deserved Christmas and New Year’s break, our Wines were still hard at work.
Coming back to the office we were met with numerous pleasing mentions in the WineState 2017 Annual Edition, Best Wines of 2017.
From over 10,000 wines tasted, 8 of our Wines made the cut. But if it were up to us, they would all be number one. Here is what the Professionals had to say.
2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo, 4 ½ stars, ‘Oak-driven nose; spicy Blackberry elements underneath. Lovely elegant Blackcurrant and Blackberry flavours with firm tannins'
2016 Dawn Patrol Pinot Noir, 4 ½ stars, ‘Complex lifted aromas of red fruits, floral and oak spice. Lovely varietal definition weight and intensity to the palate’
2014 Z Force Shiraz Petite Sirah, 4 ½ stars, ‘A complex/savoury gamey combination of aromas. The generous palate starts fruity and sweet but finishes quite savoury. Still very youthful. Needs time’
New Releases –
2017 Lady Marmalade Vermintino, 4 Stars, ‘Attractive Jasmine-like aromas and a lovely Pineapple-like freshness on the palette with some spiciness and a crisp finish'
2016 Love Symbol Grenache, 4 Stars, ‘Smells of Raspberries and Cherries with a dash of Pepper. Quite hot in the mouth. Sweet red berry fruit flavours and simple tannins’
2016 Hills are Alive Shiraz, 4 Stars, ‘Dense Blackberry fruit aromas; slight lift of spiciness. The palate is rich and clean with well-defined varietal flavours balanced by the tannins’
South Australia –
2016 Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio, 4 Stars, ‘Good lifted varietal aromas of Lime zest and Pears. The palate is long and elegant with a finesse of mineral citrus flavours and crisp acid’.
2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz, 4 stars, ‘A soft and complete nose and a palate that’s elegant but also has some richness of ripe Bramble-like fruit character’
2014 Z-Force Shiraz Petite Sirah, 4 Stars, ‘Dark Brooding briary/black fruit bouquet and rich flavoursome palate with prickly tannins and warming. Slightly dry finish’.
What a way to start 2018!
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Are you, or do you know a Beer drinker who is sick of drinking Beer?
Well never fear, because Zonte's is here!
With the Wine Guide for Beer Lovers, and just in time to get your orders in and delivered for all of your Australia Day Festivities.
Planning a Christmas Menu that allows the food and wine to complement each other can be a tricky task, but never fear as the Zonte’s team is here to assist!
We believe that Wine is best enjoyed with Friends and Food. So, whether you are catering for 5 or 15 people, staying at home or heading to the beach, we’ve got you and your wine selection covered.
Menu 1: Ham is the Hero
Start with; A Spinach Cob loaf dip and Oysters Your Way
Serve with Bolle Felici Prosecco
The Main Course: Honey or Lime Glazed Ham
Accompanied by; A Broccolini and Mango Summer Salad and Vegetable Gratin
Served with Scarlet Ladybird Rose
Finish with; Rustic Pavlova with Seasonal Berries
Served with Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio
Menu 2: Saving Time with the BBQ
Pre-Prepare; Prawns with Traditional Seafood Cocktail Sauce and Chicken & Feta Sausage Rolls with Tomato Chutney
Serve with Lady Marmalade Vermintino
Sizzle Some; Marinated Lamb Chops and Sticky Chicken Wings
With; Creamy Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Fruit Salad
Serve with Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc or Love Symbol Grenache
Enjoy; A Vanilla Semifreddo or Mango Cheesecake
Served with Bolle Felici Prosecco Cans
Menu 3: Feel Fancy
Fire up the tastebuds; with Homemade Dukkha, Dips and Fresh baked bread
Serve with Bolle Felici Prosecco
Place the Focus on; A traditional Roast; Lamb, Pork, Chicken or Turkey
And on the Side; Crispy Roast Potatoes, Green beans with Slithered Almonds and Pasta Salad
Served with Canto Di Lago Sangiovese
Impress with; A Spiked Trifle and Traditional Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise
With Dusk till Dawn Chardonnay
Here at Zonte’s Footstep head-quarters the Elves have been working hard to develop the perfect list of our wines for you to drink with your loved ones this Christmas period.
Share it, Gift it or keep it to yourself - who are we to judge, we just love wine!
Our Advent Wine Calander Contains;
2 Cans of Bolle Felici Prosseco
Chocolate Factory Shiraz
Hills are Alive Shiraz
Canto Di Lago’s Sangiovese
Scarlett Lady Bird Rose
Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc
Bolle Felici Prosseco
Love Symbol Grenache
Lady Marmalade Vermintino
Lake Doctor Shiraz
Violet Beauregard Malbec
Doctoressa Pinot Grigio
We have bundled this Christmas special up, conveniently in one single box, perfect for shipping (and wrapping!), head to our website now and place your order before Thursday 14th December to ensure on time delivery for all you Christmas Festivities.
Place Your Order Here
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1/2 bottle Scarlet Ladybird Rosé
1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
2. Add the fresh lemon juice and water to the sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold.
3. Before serving, mix the lemonade with the Scarlet Ladybird
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