Box: December 2021

Best of BOX

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This Christmas at IWCoK we have just one message for everybody in our Wine House, and that is Thank You.

It needs to be said that it is because OF YOU, that we are celebrating our 10th Christmas at IWCoK.  Ten years of monthly fun, new tastes, smells and wine adventures. I never thought we would still be here after the first year, but you guys have put a lot of miles in our legs and we are still going strong!

So, we thought to do something a little different and say thanks with a few your favourite wines from over the years. Nothing new this time, but we are sure that our Best of BOX will not disappoint any of you. We have selected all the wines this month on feedback that we have received from our members over the years (if you don’t like it, you know who to blame…) .  We have ensured a mix to suit all flavours, and I am sure it will be of the quality you expect.

Will we still be doing this in 2031 ? I have no idea. What I do know is that as long as you will enjoy this wine adventure, so will we 😉

Be safe, celebrate and Misa and I wish you all the best to you and your family – Mike

 

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Beton
k-naia
Gaffory
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good year cuvve cervene
Chateau-Tour-de-Calens-Graves-Rouge-2015
luccarelli_rosso
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Beton

Beton

Wine description:

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: VinoDoc.cz
  • vivino: 3.9
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

Depth, structure, and medium dry, this wine is a mouthful! Look for mixed berries and lemon, with a long full finish. Will go perfect with spicy Asian food and (bonus) your mother in law will love it - a very easy, inviting drink. Madl is the man!

K Naia

k-naia

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 210 Kč

Mike's Tip

In almost every box I find a wine that is surprising and exceptional. This was it! A blend of Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc, it would be difficult to find a white wine the better describes the word "Fresh". An exceptionally easy wine to drink all at a price that says more more more. 90 points, gold medalist - you don't need to know. This wine will convince you with the first sip.

Patrimonio

Gaffory

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Vermentino
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Le Marché
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

My favourite white in the box. A mix of minerals and anis, with a long citrus tail that fills your mouth with a lovely bouquet of sunshine. A perfect summer wine that you will want to have on the table all summer.

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
  • 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.

A good year

good year cuvve cervene

Wine description:

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: VínaBG
  • Price: 189 Kč

Mike's Tip

Dense and full of all fruits that are black. The Cabernet Frank gives it its jammy fruitiness and the Cabernet Sauvignon a huge body and finish. Vanilla, soft, round and chocolately sweet - you will find it all here.

Tour de Calens Graves

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Le Marché
  • Price: 359 Kč

Mike's Tip

An elegant Bordeaux from the southern region of Graves. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 % Merlot, you will experience all the fruitiness and dry finish that both grapes bring to the table. The mouth brings a powerful front end of cherry and plum, while the finish is earthy with a vanilla tone. Elegant and ideal for a fancy dinner of grilled meat

Luccarelli Rosso

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • vivino: 3.8
  • Price: 170 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is not the first time we have had wines from Luccarelli. Their quality / price ratio keeps taking us back. This time we have a blend of Aglianico, Malvasia Nera, Sangiovese in this medium bodied red from the south of Italy. Perfect for a pizza or a burger.

Sul

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Wine description:

  • Country: Portugal
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: portske.cz
  • Price: 198 Kč

Mike's Tip

Juicy, straight forward and easy to drink. This is a medium bodied black fruit wine, with a hint of licorice and other earthy spices. A little pepper too so pair it with a burger and you can’t go wrong!