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Classic New World Wines Tasting – Video is live

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Online tastings

The video of my tastings of New World Classic Wines is now on YouTube.

I really hope you enjoy following the tasting, and my cheese pairing and recipe suggestions (see below).

Our New World Classics Wine Tasting

All wines are available in full and half bottle – you can still order the wines from the website and enjoy them with my video at any time.

Sauvignon Blanc 2018/19 Villa Montes, Aconcagua, Chile
Riesling 2018 Enchanted Garden Dandelion, Eden Valley, South Australia
Pinot Gris 2018 Seddon Pass Villa Maria, Marlborough, New Zealand
Cabernet Sauvignon 2017/18 Villa Montes, Colchagual Valley, Chile
Malbec 2018 Amalaya, Salta, Argentina
Shiraz 2017/18 Lionheart of Barossa, Dandelion Vineyards, South Australia
Pinot Noir 2016/17 Ata Rangi, Martinborough, New Zealand
Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 2018 Montes, Curico Valley, Chile

And here’s the video:


It lasts around 40 minutes, but you can stop and start it as you wish, and of course watch it over a few days. You can download the tasting sheet here.

For helpful tips on how to manage your tasting, equipment you might need, and how to store unfinished wine, please download our guide to running a tasting at home.

This has been a wonderful opportunity to explore the rich diversity of New World wines and I hope it encourages you to the many different valleys and regions that these fabulous wine producing countries have to offer.

The Credits…

As with previous video tastings this is a family affair.  My wife Fliss (still studying for the WSET Diploma) has produced a short booklet with some fun facts about New World wines – download here.  And you will be delighted to know that Julia, our daughter, came back from preparing to start her second year at University to produce the video from both behind the camera and in the editing suite.

What next?

If you would like to taste the wines in the video do get in touch, I still have some stock. You can order directly from the shop.

Thank you for watching, any feedback is very welcome.  And please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to order any of the wines featured in the tasting.

Cheese pairing and menu recommendations

All Cheeses available from the Teddington Cheese – https://www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk

Villa Montes Sauvignon Blanc 
Rachels Goats Cheese
Asparagus and hollandaise sauce or garlic prawns and crusty bread

Dandelion Enchanted Garden Riesling
Cremet Cheese
Salt & pepper & chili fried squid

Seddon Pass Villa Maria Pinot Gris
Puzzone di Moena Cheese
Smoked eel & horseradish or Thai style fish cakes

Villa Montes Cabernet Sauvignon
Wild garlic Yarg Cheese
Grilled lamb cutlets                       

Amalaya Malbec 
Comte Cheese
Steak or stuffed portobello mushrooms                                     

Lionheart of Barossa Shiraz 
Mature Gouda Cheese
Slow roasted Beef casserole

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
Soumaintrain Cheese
Duck confit or coq au vin

Montes Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 
Oxford Blue Cheese
Mango mousse with ginger or apple struedel                

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“Throughout the 17 years I have attended Tim’s wine tasting events, he has continued to deliver his extensive knowledge of wine and wine-making with great charm, and lots of humour, making the evenings not only informative, but also great fun. In the course of an average year, the tastings cover a kaleidoscope of different wine themes – interesting and entertaining for all, novices and experts alike. And the wines taste pretty good too!”

“We have been going to Teddington Wine Society events for a number of years. Tim runs the evenings with bonhomie and humour and wears his considerable knowledge lightly. The evenings are great fun, the wines are always a little bit different and help to expand knowledge and tasting horizons.”

“I have attended the Richmond Wine society for over ten years and always enjoyed Tim’s self-effacing style and gentle humour. His knowledge is globally eclectic and presented in a clear, interesting and always stimulating way. Every guest I have taken there has enjoyed the evening immensely. Tim also offers a wide range of wines to buy and my red cellar has provided great pleasure to my own dinner guests.”

“I’ve been enjoying Tim’s tastings for over 20 years – he is a great teacher, raconteur and wine expert. He is seriously passionate about his wine, but there is nothing serious about his tastings, which are always informal and relaxed. A lovely way to spend an evening and enjoy some fantastic wines.”

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