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Through the Cellar Door.
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Weekly Weird & Wonderful Wines

A trip through a world of weird and wonderful wines that defy modern conventions and go against traditional, but are delightfully interesting all the same!

There are 3 major categories I have for these wines:

Fish out of water - These are wines and grapes showing up far from home or where they are least expected to be grown.

Vino Incognitus - Varieties or styles of wine unknown to much of the world yet could be classic or have ancient origins in their own region.

Back from the Dead - These are varieties of grapes who have either fallen out of favour in years past or were potentially though to have gone extinct, disappearing completely from the world of wine, before re-discovering brings them back around.

Get started with our first wine!

 Week One - Introduction & Riseccoli Piccolo Verdot 2011
 Week Two - Viñas Bisquertt Petirrojo Reserva Carménère 2013
 Week Three - Weingut Niklas Lagrein 2013
 Week Four - Karikari Estate Pinotage 2008
 Week Five - Weingut Moric Blaufränkisch 2012
 Week Six - Hatzidakis Santorini Cuvée No. 15 Assyrtiko 2013
 Week Seven - Marc Brédif Grand Année Vouvray 1997
 Week Eight - Stonecroft Hawke's Bay Zinfandel 2011
 Week Nine - Gotas de Mar Albariño 2014
 Week Ten - Domaine Rolet Arbois Vin Jaune 2008