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CELLARIUS

The longest running network of wine shops in Prague. Located in Lucerna ( founded 1996), Vinohrady Budečská 29 (1998), Černošice near Prague (2010) and now in the heart of Karlín, Karlín Square 5. Offers a wide selection of wines from the Old and New World that can be tasted during wine tastings. Selected wines can be enjoyed even by the glass, along with delicious cheeses, sausages Jamon or proscitutem or other delicacies. Offers club members of Cellarius and IWCOK discount of 5%.

 

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Cathar Roble

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • vivino: 3.8
  • Price: 346 Kč

Mike's Tip

Cherry and plum wrapped in spice and tobacco best describes this velvet smooth Tempranillo. This medium to heavy bodied wine from the heart of the Ribera del Duero appellation has exquisite balance and flavour.

Azabache Crianza

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 333 Kč

Mike's Tip

12 months in the barrel followed by 6 months in its bottle before ever seeing the light of day. This Crianza on a base of Tempranillo will bring you vanilla and earthy tones spread across a whiff of oak.

Calheiros Cruz

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Wine description:

  • Country: Portugal
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 246 Kč

Mike's Tip

This deep purple wine from the Duero region of Portugal presents you with an earthy smoke flavor. Light in tannin, this is a mouthful of plum and has a slight spicy finish. Pair with red meat off the grill.

Boira

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 267 Kč

Mike's Tip

For those who know me, Sangiovesse is one of my favorite varieties. And what a treat to find a Bio wine with none of typical earthy tones that turn so many people off. Look for cherries and a good helping of tannin. A perfect wine for a burger!

Tola

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 284 Kč

Mike's Tip

Flavor with a Capital "F". This mix of Nero d'Avola and Syrah from the island of Sicily is not one you will forget. The explosive fruit flavor is tamed by 2 years of aging in oak and in the bottle before making it to your table. Pair with red meats or heavy sauces. Nothing subtle about this wine.

Gruve

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 11,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 364 Kč

Mike's Tip

A light and fresh Veltliner from our southern neighbor. Hand picked in the Kamptal, the wine delivers a delicate taste full of sun and fruits. Perfect for a sunny spring day.

Sand Riesling

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 318 Kč

Mike's Tip

This wine gets its name from the sandy ground on which it is grown, and gives it it’s distinct apricot flavour. Hinternberg literally means "behind the hill". Behind or on top, this German winemaker is an IWCoK regular for its top quality and great value.

Care Bianco

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.9
  • Price: 175 Kč

Mike's Tip

Lets call this one a Spanish Mouthful. A mix of chardonnay and Grenache Blanc make this a full bodies white with a fullness that makes it a relaxing drink even on its own.

Špalek Gruner Veltliner

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Wine description:

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.1
  • Price: 204 Kč

Mike's Tip

We have been going so crazy over Austrian Veltliners lately, that we have missed something special right under our nose. This is a very refreshing wine with earthy tones and a mix of pear and melon. Every bit as interesting as the wines of our southern neighbour !

Azabache Bianco

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 228 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a wine from the Rioja region of Spain. On of base of Viura, and 3 months in oak barrels, the wine has a pronounced body that is not over powering. Oak flavours come out clearly on top, so pair with fish for best results.

Alea Malvasia

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Malvasia
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A Cellar in Town
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 242 Kč

Mike's Tip

A light floral wine with hints of minerals from the Puglia region of southern Italie. A popular grape used to make light, low alcohol, pale wines across the Mediterranean.

Malbec Reserva Barrel Select

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Hearty and Healthy
  • Price: 299 Kč

Mike's Tip

Las Moras are what you may call Malbec specialist. It was this grape that put them on the map. Barrel select is the next level of wow. Ranked by James Suckling at 90 and 91 two years in a row. What to say other than enjoy.

Malbec Las Moras

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Hearty and Healthy
  • Price: 208 Kč

Mike's Tip

Our first Malbec varietal, this entry into the spicy word of chocolate and pepper demands a steak or other grilled meat. Malbec is not a wine for chicken of pork. It works best with beef or lamb. Go buy some meat - trust me.

Dadá 1

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Hearty and Healthy
  • Price: 265 Kč

Mike's Tip

The "One Thing" this wine is saying is ,"Vanilla". An Argentinean blend of Malbec, Bonarda, and Cabernet Sauvignon that has an exceptionally strong spice element. Fruity, coco and coffee that will work best with red meat. Ps. The ladies will love it.

Primitivo Strabone Salent

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Primitivo
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Price: 445 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a wine coming literally from the heal of Italy. I found this wine much fresher and less plummy than most Primitivo's I am made to drink (I am not a big fan), and I found that this made it a very different wine. It is described as an honest Primitivo, not over ripe and jammy. I think they were right!

Tonel 22 Reserva DOC

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Wine description:

  • Country: Portugal
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 218 Kč

Mike's Tip

A real gem in the last place we were looking. Full bodied reds from the Douro can get too plummy for me, but this wine shows great balance for its strength. Expect big and heavy so look to a roast of beef to pair with. Great value for $$$ !

Roca Malbec

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 289 Kč

Mike's Tip

Time to turn the IWCoK ship back to Malbec in 2020! We have not had this grape for quite a while. Full and chocolaty, cherry and tobacco. The nose will fill you with a lovely warm feeling, and the finish is soft and inviting. Great for sipping on the sofa.

Mudo Monastrell

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 262 Kč

Mike's Tip

Light and fresh out of the bottle, and a medium pallet with nice tannin on the finish. The Spanish Monastrell (you may know it as Mourvedre) is known for blueberry and spice in a light wrapper. Don't be fooled, this is a lighter wine perfect for pork dishes - not for beef.

Merlot Le Versant 2017

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 237 Kč

Mike's Tip

I know what you are saying, "Where is the Tannin ?" Le Versant brings it. As a Merlot it is fruity, but it also brings a soft bite to tell you your alive. Some may find the fruits a bit flat, but this makes it all the more drinkable for others. Pair with strong cheese or a steak with a bit of gristle.

Plainas Branco Azal

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Wine description:

  • Country: Portugal
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 232 Kč

Mike's Tip

A summer wine in January? YES. We just thought it would be nice to have something light and refreshing (it is a touch
effervescent) after all the food you ate over Christmas :-). And the low alcohol content helps us all dry out a bit. Fresh, light = afternoon delight!

Riesling Tribut 2018

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Wine description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 344 Kč

Mike's Tip

A modern look for a modern wine. This entry Riesling has heavy mineral tones and a medium acidity. Look past that and you will find apricot, citrus and honey. Much dryer than you may expect, so pair with lighter foods.

Riesling Donauschotter 2018

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 344 Kč

Mike's Tip

Some may call this an Austrian masquerading as a German, but what ever you call it, this is a top shelf Riesling of he highest caliber. Leaning more to full bodied, this blend of apple, lime and citrus will be an elegant partner to any dinner date.

Sauvignon Sonnenberg 2018

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Wine description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Grape: Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Welcome 2020
  • Price: 235 Kč

Mike's Tip

Drink ice cold. This is a delightful wine from the Pfalz region full of the regions taste. Lots of gooseberry and grapefruit over a huge helping rocks ! A complex medium bodied character with hints of pepper and lime.

Aterciopelado Pais Malbec

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Price: 580 Kč

Mike's Tip

This was a surprise that I absolutely loved. Closer to a medium body, a bit spicy but very smooth. Delicate red fruit that makes it exceptionally easy to drink. Light meat or chicken will go best.

Black Label Malbec

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 409 Kč

Mike's Tip

Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, satin love. You get the picture ? The ONLY THING you will find disappointing about this wine is there is the bottle isn't bigger. Very dry and relatively short finish, but smooth as silk.

Morande Cabernet Reserva

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Cabernet Saugvinon
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 298 Kč

Mike's Tip

Aged for 10 months in the barrel, this is a hearty cabernet that has consistently scored 88 or higher at every show they entered. Jammy and full of coffee, guaranteed to be one of the best value wines you have tasted for a while.

Alma Mora Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cabernet Saugvinon
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 247 Kč

Mike's Tip

Let this one breath for an hour, and you will get a balanced wine of red fruit and licorice. Cherry and red fruit are quite strong, and good tannins make it a better food wine - read meat on the grill!

Las Moras Bonarda

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 191 Kč

Mike's Tip

Light and tannic. This is indeed an entry level red, but fresh and fruity that will pair well with salami or cheese. Perfect when you just want a glass with dinner, and it won't weigh you down.

Morande Chardonnay Grande Reserva

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 298 Kč

Mike's Tip

Not for beginners! Complex as a 1,000 piece puzzle. Taken from the coldest area of the Casablanca valley, this is fine balance of tropical fruit and aging. The pineapple and butter are wrapped in a golden straw color coming from one year in oak barrels. Heavy and serious.

Alma Mora Chardonnay

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 247 Kč

Mike's Tip

Light but bold, like a chardonnay should be. Look for pineapple and kiwi in that classic long buttery finish. An ideal Tuesday night wine for salmon and white rice, or even a chicken tikka!

Las Moras Pinot Grigio

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Pinot grigio
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 191 Kč

Mike's Tip

Fresh and a medium full flavor of mixed white fruit and citrus. After a fruity front end, the finish is a bit acidic, so pair with cheese or white fish.

Morande Chardonnay Reserva

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Southern flavors
  • Price: 298 Kč

Mike's Tip

The characteristics of this chardonnay are out front, but also refined. Aged in oak, you will get a lot of butter and zest from the tropical fruit. Suitable for any occasion be it fish or grilled pork. This will satisfy any chardonnay lover.

Las Moras Tannat Reserve

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Last Minute Summer surprise
  • Price: 300 Kč

Mike's Tip

Adventure. Like venturing into an unexplored place, Tannat is a grape you don't come across everyday. A bit tart, and high in tannins, look for black current and berries with a hint of oak and leather. Sound complicated ? Don't worry. This wine has collected more medals than your kids entire swim team.

Morande Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Last Minute Summer surprise
  • Price: 298 Kč

Mike's Tip

I have said it before and will say it again, "Does Chile do a poor Sauvignon ?". 90 points for this elegant and spiced citrus "knife". Absolutely lovely and enough punch cut though any salty food your serving up.

Las Moras Black Label

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: The Black Box
  • Price: 394 Kč

Mike's Tip

Spicy, green and full bodied. When you get that mix of sweet, sour, earthy flavor in a good Sauvignon, it is just magic. This top of the line addition from Las Moras is just that. Bomba.

Las Moras Chardonnay Reserve

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: The Black Box
  • Price: 290 Kč

Mike's Tip

When a tried this, the first thing that came to my mind was the Chiquita Banana lady! If you don’t know her, picture the quintessential Samba singer in her costume with all that fruit on her head. Bananas and pineapple – an absolute delight.

Tola Grillo

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Greco
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: The Black Box
  • Price: 202 Kč

Mike's Tip

For me Grillo is a much oilier grape, with a finish that lasts a long time. Look for a bit more acidity and long tears on your glass when you swirl it around. Ideal with a cheese fondue or “white” meal with a higher % of fat.

Zorzal Malbec

Zorzal Malbec

Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Best In October alias BIO
  • Price: 314 Kč

Mike's Tip

Another big wine from Zorzal. Malbec is such an easy red to drink with its soft tannin and round, chocolate finish. This one grows at an altitude of 1300m in Mendoza Argentina. The altitude and dry climate make this a naturally occurring region for biological wines as bugs and mold don't like it [up there]. Not only is it good for you, but it also saves the winery a heap of $$$ on sprays.

Zorzal Chardonnay

Zorzal chardonay

Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Best In October alias BIO
  • Price: 314 Kč

Mike's Tip

First think to know about this wine, is there is no rush. The massive alcohol content and huge flavors will last for years. Or give this big gun a taste and order another carton to put in the cellar for special occasions. More round than fresh, but nowhere near the Chilean oaky sort that you may expect. This is a gem, be ready.

Zorzal Torrontés

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Torrontes
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Best In October alias BIO
  • Price: 314 Kč

Mike's Tip

I wanted to include a Torrontes because it is typical to the region and it has a specific floral taste with a touch of fruit that will leave you searching. Think passion fruit and pineapple and top it off with a touch of acidity. lite and enjoyable.

Más Polit Negre 2010

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 431 Kč

Mike's Tip

Flesh and leather, wood and fruit. This wine hits well above its weight. A blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this has a very specific nose that some may not find pleasant at all when you open it. But give it some time, and all those flavors come together. One of the top reds we have tried in 2016!

Alfredo Roca Syrah 2013

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Syrah
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 279 Kč

Mike's Tip

Full of blueberry and plums and very, very deep ruby color.. Syrah goes well with game or other heavy meats and strong stews. This is the kind of wine you pair with meals when you don't need to be productive afterwards :-)

Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Grenache
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 227 Kč

Mike's Tip

Pleanty of fruit here and sweet tannins that almost jump out of the glass ;-). A great wine for burgers or other grilled red meat. Some also drink this red slightly chilled on a hot day. Experiment for yourself.

Cathar Joven 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 272 Kč

Mike's Tip

Tempranillo for me is a hit or miss wine. Sometimes amazing, sometimes useful only for making svarak. Cather definitely falls into the former with a very mature well balanced taste unbelievably coming from a wine that next saw a barrel. Yes 100% steel tank. A wine that will go with most any food be it Wednesday meat loaf or Friday tapas. Easy and enjoyable.

Verus Sauvignon Blank 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Slovenia
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 297 Kč

Mike's Tip

Verus in latin means Truth, and this is as simple and fresh example of fine Sauvignon as you will find. Crisp and full of gooseberry and nettles, it leave that little earthy taste on the pallet after you swallow. This is the wild flavor Sauvignon gives!

Verus Furmint 2013

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Wine description:

  • Country: Slovenia
  • Grape: Furmint
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 297 Kč

Mike's Tip

Known in Slovenia as Šipon, is a variet more known in Hungary for making sweet tokaji wines but also now more and more common as a dry wine. The special bit is that Furmint is very high in acidity and often extract, making it full of flavor yet still fresh and low in alcohol. Will go great with Asian food or simple grilled pork.

Holzer Gruner Veltliner 2015

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 185 Kč

Mike's Tip

A simple, uncomplicated Veltin, full of freshness and acidity. Perfect with something light and salty or hard cheeses on a Tuesday night after work. Perfect for lunch among friends when you need something on the table.

Holzer Roter Veltliner 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Red Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: Rich pickings
  • Price: 297 Kč

Mike's Tip

Wow, this one come off a steep slope of red rocks in the Wagram, the home region of this variety. Given the warmer climate, red varieties are also grown here. Look for a real mix of fruits and honey. Complicated, very difficult to identify and 100% delicious.

Las Moras Black Label 2012

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cabernet Saugvinon
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Price: 395 Kč

Mike's Tip

Believe it or not, this was the most expensive Cabernet Franc based wine made in San Juan in 2012.
Fortunately for us it was cut with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (so it would fir in out box :-). Coming from NW corner of Argentina, and growing in the foothills of the Andes. This is a hot dry area, but with a high elevation. I admit I am a Cabernet Franc lover, but this full bodies blend will not disappoint even the most discerning taste.

Las Moras Reserva

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 290 Kč

Mike's Tip

Aged in French oak for 12 months, this is a mature but freshly bottled full bodied wine that will keep for a good few years in the cellar. I am not a big Syrah fan myself, but I do appreciate it when it is blended. This was all Syrah in the nose but with a well tamed spicy character that will not over power you. Don't be fooled by it's age, this is a smooth character with plenty of alcohol to remind you in the morning .

Care Ciranza

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 228 Kč

Mike's Tip

Another amazing value. Even though this is Bodegas Añadas entry level wine, the reputation of the winery has placed them in some of the best Spanish restaurants in the world. This is a modern winery that hasn't forgotten about tradition. Care is the ancient name used by the Romans to refer to the town of Cariñena, where this winery is found. This wine tastes of red fruit and lots of pricy, mineral hints from the Crianza.

Malbec Alma Mora Las Moras 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13,5
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

Another great wine from Argentina. Don't take this the wrong way, but this was voted the "most consistently drinkable Super market wine in Argentina". Good enough for me! Not too jammy, this Malbec has a big red and black fruit taste with enough tannin to stand up to a big piece of protein.

Dogajolo Rosso 2013

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 289 Kč

Mike's Tip

This "Super Tuscan" may look familiar to some of you. I remember one bike trip in the mountains with some of you where this was on the table, and seeing this in Austrian markets many a time. This is a Sangiovese based wine, the the remaining 30% is a bit of a mystery as it varies every year depending on the harvest. Fresh and fruity, take this one with cold cuts and pork. A Vivino score of 3.6 means this wine is going to please.

Sileni Sauvignon Blanc

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Wine description:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 360 Kč

Mike's Tip

It is not often that we pick up tips from our members - this one was a real winner. Many thanks to Tomasz for the New Zealand tip of the year. This Sauvignon is exactly what you expect from a wine from that part of the world. The winery describes it as "Zingy"
and I couldn't think of a better descriptive word that few will understand :-) Think gooseberry and grass - perfect for fish of all types.

Prechtl Gruner Veltliner

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 369 Kč

Mike's Tip

I love Veltlin for its mineral, earthy taste. Not really what I found here as this one was all about one thing - HONEY. A great sweet, acidic mix in the mouth that kept me coming back to bees and trees. This wine is a mouthfull, so don't expect a light drink. Bold and very round, pick your food wisely - pork or salmon.

Chardonnay Morande Pionero 2014

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 211 Kč

Mike's Tip

OMG. I never thought I would say it, but a Chilean Chardonnay that I like ! What is happening here ?
First and most importantly, this wines never touched a barrel. Clean, fruity and much more the European style, this is another south American bargain. (to all our American friends who like it oakey - sorry ;-)

Pacha Mama Torrontes

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Torrontes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • Box: A New Best Old Friend
  • Price: 207 Kč

Mike's Tip

Of all the whites, this was my best value pick. You could not ask for a better nose on this organic Torrontes appropriate names "Mother Earth". Fresh and flowery like a good Torrontes should, this white wine variety is coming to define the Argentinian wine market and for reason. Take this wine with light food as it is very subtle. Avoid anything spicy or fatty cheese.