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Valle Martello

trebianno

Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Trebbiano
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.3
  • Price: 240 Kč

Mike's Tip

Fantastically fresh, from a place that you least expect it. This is one of those middle of nowhere wines that makes up for it's "lack of address" with great quality and value. Elegant and fresh, serve with salads or fish.

L’Enclos des Roses

SPE cervene

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.9
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

The Gaillac region may be known to some, but the indigenous grape Mauzac will be known to few. This wine hails from the best location and oldest vines of the region. Heavy in the mouth and aged in oak for 1 year, this is a full bodied wine ready for a dinner of duck, or a roast.

Bons Ju

BOns Ju

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Syrah
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Cotes de Cotes
  • vivino: 3.8
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

Hands down, this winemaker is my favourite discovery in the Rhone region of the past 10 years. Non-traditional is an understatement in his marketing, but the quality of the wines speak for themselves. This fruity Syrah is another trophy to accompany salami and cheese.

Bourgogne Chardonnay

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Cotes de Cotes
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

A clean and elegant wine reflecting the variety that Burgundy brings to chardonnay. Look for a crisp apple flavor with just a hint of oak. Lighter and crisper than what you will find in other regions. Pair with pasta in white sauce, or a roasted chicken.

Hess

HEss

Wine description:

  • Country: United States
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 329 Kč

Mike's Tip

Moderately heavy like all good California Chardonnays, but not overpowered by oak giving it a cleaner, sharper taste. This is a wine produced in Northern California intended solely for restaurants, so enjoy why these limited supplies last.

Domaine de Epinay

Sauvignon gris

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Cotes de Cotes
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

Been a long while since we have done a Sauvignon Gris coming from anywhere else but Italy. This one comes from much farther North, the Loire valley. Less sun, means a lower sugar content at harvest giving it a fresher, more acidity taste.

Les Bons Vivants

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Cotes de Cotes
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 222 Kč

Mike's Tip

Not far from Toulouse you will find a summer pic-nic party, and this wine will be everywhere. The Balaran family has been making wines for 90 years, and this simple wine, light and fruity will convince anyone that you need not spend a lot of money for something fresh and fun.

Muscadet Tradition

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Muscat
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Cotes de Cotes
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

Dry and a little tart, you not be worried that this is a desert wine. Like all Muscadet, the nose is unmistakable but with a citrus and green apple tone that some may find quite overpowering. Best to pair with salmon or other strong fish.

Parajes del Valle Monastrell

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Read before opening! because this wine will surprise you. Very much a Burgundy style red, Light in colour and juicy in flavor. This is a red wine for check and rice dishes at lunch, not a heavy dinner.

Corbertizo Joven

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 240 Kč

Mike's Tip

Deep purple, hearty red ready for a long (meaty) dinner. Mencia has similar characteristics to Cabernet Franc, so look for a bit fruity end with a short, dry finish.

Parajes del Cabriel

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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: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Something new for your cellar - Bobal. Black fruits and medium tannins coming from this young but impressive wine. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a Wednesday night take away from Burrito Loco.

Ganadero

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Garganera
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 279 Kč

Mike's Tip

Their bull is "Modern, elegant, and a master of his own destiny". At least that is how the winemaker describes him. Aged for 3 months in oak barrels, this wine is meant to be drank young while still fresh and vibrant. Perfect for burgers or a salami sandwich!

Taranis

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Albarino
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.9
  • Price: 350 Kč

Mike's Tip

Straw yellow in colour but brilliant in the mouth. High intensity citrus flavours matched with a very well balanced acidity that will not overpower your pallet. Great for grilled white fish, chicken and pasta. Or open it up with some deep fried calamari - mmmmmmm.

Pieles Doradas

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Honey, lemon and minerals are the characteristics of this Spanish wine from Valencia. Look for hints of earth and nuts hidden among the citrus flavours.

Entre Deux Mers

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.3
  • Price: 190 Kč

Mike's Tip

A very old family vineyard located between Saint-Emilion and Bordeaux. Light and crisp, this wine has firm acidity, yet not overpowering. Subtle apple flavor and a good sipping wine.

Chateau Montaud – Rolle

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Vermentino
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 260 Kč

Mike's Tip

Honestly, how many of you have tried a French vermentino ? Well, here is your chance. Very aromatic and a lovely finish. And excellent wine for pasta with shrimp or clams and any white fish.

Cobetizo El Blanco

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Holiday Fever
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 310 Kč

Mike's Tip

If a golden melon existed, it would look like what this wine tastes like. A very light citrus tine, the melon and peat flavours come out strong with a touch of vanilla. Medium body, and ideal for white cheese.

Vacqueras

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Price: 429 Kč

Mike's Tip

Everybody has their favorite in this region. Be it the big name of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or the lesser known bothers Gigondas and Vacqueras, all are known for their powerful red blends. Known for their full bodied character, this wine does best with grilled meat and friends. Enjoy it outside.

Ventoux, Veilles Vignes

Ventoux

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 15,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 299 Kč

Mike's Tip

If you are a cycling fan, you will know the 1,900 m of mount Ventoux as one of the toughest climbs in the Tour de France. The area just south of the Cotes du Rhone is less well known so offers more value for the price. Medium to full bodied and as usual a touch of spice over a mouth of red fruit. And warning, you will never see the 15% coming ;-)

Domaine des 3 Lys

Des 3 lys

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 269 Kč

Mike's Tip

Some places that you visit stick with you forever. Rochegude, (where this wine is made) is one of them. Dominated by the medieval castle Suze la Rousse this is a typical village in the Rhone valley producing full bodies red wines with strong red fruits. Syrah and Grenache - get the grill ready !

Wolfsgraben

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Zweigeltrebe
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 245 Kč

Mike's Tip

When it comes to Austrian reds, Zweigelt is arguably the most popular and specific to the region. Sour cherries, a touch of pepper and a bit of tannin, this is a light red that will go best with chicken or pork.

Wohra

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 389 Kč

Mike's Tip

The winemaker describes this well, "Classic stone fruit aroma and spicy herbs". Riesling combines high acidity and sugar to create a full bodied balance that with a long finish. Full power pleasure.

Gaisberg

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 319 Kč

Mike's Tip

From one of the best locations in the entire Kamptal region. This Gruner Veltliner is very refined and balanced with a lovely taste of baked apples on the pallet. More complex flavor and just a touch of pepper in the finish.

Ganslgraben

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

A classic Veltliner with all the hallmark characteristics. A balanced wine with pear, lime and pepper. Fresh and tart, this wine has plenty of character and will do will with any fish or even noodle dish.

Landwein

landwein

Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Austrian collection
  • Price: 189 Kč

Mike's Tip

Veltlin has been the "in" white wine these past years. Pale color, but full of fruit and what some call a "green" flavor of nettles or grass. This young wine introduces you to these flavors including a touch of pepper. Medium body and will go well with summer foods.

Costieres de Nimes, Saint Benezet

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: A Lite French Breeze
  • Price: 219 Kč

Mike's Tip

Syrah and Grenache are two varieties you will find across the south of France, dry and spicy, it is best drank with meats and stews. This is not a wine that lingers in your mouth after your swallow. Short and a bit tannic. Pair with a steak.

Expression Sauvignon Touraine

sauvignon

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: A Lite French Breeze
  • Price: 219 Kč

Mike's Tip

What do you drink when touring the Chateau of the Loire Valley? A Sauvignon Blanc of course, and this is your wine. With it's colder climate, Sauvignon becomes more crisp. As it is a bit sharp, it does really well with fatty fish like salmon or tuna.

Trenz 18

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Getting the Balance Right
  • Price: 419 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is one your mouth will not forget soon. Full of acidity but with a dry finish. Look for the grapes among the slate ! This is the wine of the Rhine, and the wine of royalty - enjoy.

Château Ramage

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Price: 359 Kč

Mike's Tip

Red current and raspberry. This blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon has a bit more tannin in the mouth and at 13% makes for a more refreshing drink.

Bourgueil

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 359 Kč

Mike's Tip

One of my favorite grape varieties. Bourgueil gets its strong red fruit aromas and smoky nose from the chalky terroir, called “Tuffeaux”. This is a light to medium bodied red with soft tannins and a fine finish. Perfect wine to serve with a "Pepka" or other baked cheese.

Château Monrecueil

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

This Bordeaux "Superieur" made from Merlot makes for a very fruity red perfect for a steak of pork chop. Although the gold medal achievements are fairly rare, it is a consistent podium finisher with a collection of top 3 finishes from across the world. Classic presentation for a true star.

Minervois Grande Tradition

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine suitable for aging
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, this ruby red has a bit of spice and a long tail making it great for heavy / saucy dishes. And if you like it, this is a great value wine to put under the house for a few years. It will only get better!

Chateau Fredignac

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 279 Kč

Mike's Tip

For a "simple" Bordeaux, this wine has collected more than a few medals. Be it from Hachette, Wine Enthusiast, or Decanter, they produce a consistent high quality blend.

Villard Reserve

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 399 Kč

Mike's Tip

Honestly, one of my favorite winemakers in the world. A Frenchman with a winery in Chile, a barrel business in France and a finger in very continent across world. Years of experience and a passion you can't miss. The story of him is also that of his wine - enjoy!

Kuyen

Kuyen

Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

This unusual cuvee is made from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, with a brilliant light yellow color. In the nose we have peach, pineapple and a slightly spicy touch. Refreshing and fruity with a touch of acidity. Serve with pasta.

La Hallopiere

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 160 Kč

Mike's Tip

French Chardonnay's are different. Less banana and butter and more peach and white fruit making it fresher. This comes from its terroir in the Loire with much milder temperatures. Serve with salmon and you will not be disappointed.

Chateau du Donjon

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Thanksgiving
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

White pears and grapefruit, wrapped up in a vanilla robe. Sound complicated ? It's not. This is a fresh wine with hints of these fruits making all the more interesting. Serve cold and with food.

Belles Courbes

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Along the way
  • Price: 319 Kč

Mike's Tip

As the name suggests, the 45 year old vines producing this wine are no new comers. Mature and tempered, this wine blends four varieties into a slightly tannic, but well balanced drink. Pair with soft cheese, salami or pasta.

Lou Tardoun

Lou Tardoun

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Price: 429 Kč

Mike's Tip

WOW - the best "Merlot" I have had for ages. It is really 80% aged Merlot and 20% Grenache that was put together by what is my favorite Rhone Valley wine maker at the moment. Like all his wines, this is a natural unfiltered affair, so let it breath and be careful with getting the last bits out of the bottle. My drink of choice these days ...

Mas de Bagnols Chardonnay

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Along the way
  • Price: 329 Kč

Mike's Tip

An absolute pleasure of a lightly oaked chardonnay from the Rhone Valley. Soft yet full of flavor, you get lots of banana and butter from this superior winery. You will love it!

Le Sauvignon

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Along the way
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant white variety from the Loire valley. Not as grassy as Sauvignon from other parts of the world, but fresh and clean with a lovely mineral and citrus flavor. Always great with a light meal when you want flavor, but not something heavy.

Domaine de Bagnoles Merlot

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: La Belle Vie
  • Price: 189 Kč

Mike's Tip

A ruby red Merlot from a dry and warm part of the country. What this wine lacks in depth, it makes up for in a smooth presentation. Light and clear, this is a perfect lunch wine when you want only a glass. Serve with a sandwich and fries.

Ju de Vie

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: La Belle Vie
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

A deep, dark blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Marselan that will deliver a punch that you never saw coming. Flavor this smooth we normally find only in wines at a 40% premium. Lovely for sipping or with red meat. A real treat.

Ulls de Mel

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Ole ole ole
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

This wine is a mix of Tempranillo and Grenacha, making it a fruit, cherry filled treat. A super benefit of this full bodied bio bomb is there are no sulphates added. You got it, drink with no regret.

Ulls de Mel

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Ole ole ole
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

For starters, this is a bio dynamic wine from start to finish. Second this is a grape you have never tried before. So get ready for a ride of dried fruits and nuts in a full bodied yeasty flavor. A buttery wine with a long finish. Perfect for fish.

Blau Mari

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Ole ole ole
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

For starters, this is a bio dynamic wine from start to finish. Second this is a grape you have never tried before. So get ready for a ride of dried fruits and nuts in a full bodied yeasty flavor. A buttery wine with a long finish. Perfect for fish.

Blau Cel

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Ole ole ole
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

Our first entry in the "natural" wine category this month. Look for a light but oily finish with a big helping of minerals. Kind of like what you would get from the run off of smashing exotic fruits on a cliff.

Chakana Malbec

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Something for Everybody
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

Since we did Primitivo last month, we needed a full bodied red that even your mother in law will like. Malbec is known for its' round mouth, and fruity blueberry tones and chocolate finish. Not a desert, but a bottle you will definitely finish.

L’Ombre Fraiche Gailllac Blanc

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Something for Everybody
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

Albeit a French wine, this white will appeal to lovers of Czech wine. Exceptionally high in acidity, this one is best paired with cold sea food. Not a wine for the sofa, but something fresh with a little bite to keep your mouth fresh and awake!

Château Fredignac Terroir

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 329 Kč

Mike's Tip

Stay with me here - this wine is exciting! From the first sip the touch of Cabernet Franc pounds you with fruit, then the Merlot comes and gives you some lovely tannin. For those who prefer something other than Cabernet Sauvignon in their Bordeaux, this will will not dissapoint (just look at the score!)

Mas de Bagnols

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 265 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a suprisingly light blend of Syrah and Grenache that will do will with pork or even fish. You get a little spice of the Syrah at the end, but nothing overpowering. An everyday red for any occasion.

Domaine de la Graveirette

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Grenache
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 389 Kč

Mike's Tip

No surprise that this was a 90 Parker point wine - an absolute delight from the Rhone. I am not a huge Grenache fan myself, and I would have never picked this wine as this variety. Smooth, fruity and a bit sweet, this is a red meat wine that will take you to Provence with the first sip.

Domaine de Bagnoles rose

Rose De Baglones

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing rose wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 179 Kč

Mike's Tip

The rose color of this wine is beautiful to start with, and the mix of 3 grapes give it a balanced fruit taste. Best served very cold on a hot summer evening with friends. It will dissapear the minute you open it.

Domaine de la Tour Blanche

Alsace pinot blanc

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Pinot blanc
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

If this Pinot did not come in a bottle, you would swear that there is nothing wet about its' content. Aged for 12 months in large barrels, bone dry yet very aromatic. Lovely from the start and pair with light foods.

Domaine de la Tour Blanche

Alsace riesling

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 379 Kč

Mike's Tip

This highly rated Riesling has a very dry, mineral flavor that is crisp and very short on the palate. Aged for 12 months in large barrels, look for nutmeg and a chalky flavor. Indeed, a bit "nuts".

Domaine de Bagnoles

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: Across the country
  • Price: 179 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a 50/50 blend of Sauvignon and Colombard (a grape variety that you may remember from other wines we have had from the south of France). A nice balance of floral and citrus tones. Not too much acidity and light enough for a weekend lunch date.

Caoba Blend

Caoba Blend

Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

Although this blend is 60% Malbec, the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make it less chocolate and more spice and tannin.. The spices have been tamed with 6 months of aging in French oak, but the tannin is still very pronounced. This means it is more a food wine than one for easy sipping. Pair it with beef or gulash. You will want something for the acidity to cut though.

Vistamar Cabernet Sauvignon

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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: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

Elegant and pleasant for any occasion. This is a “Go to” red for any occasion when you want to relax. Full bodied and very round, this is a wine perfect for steaks of a movie on the sofa. Trust me, you are going to want more of this.

Vistamar Camenera

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Carmenére
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 349 Kč

Mike's Tip

What a great ambassador for a grape that we don’t get too many chances to try. If “Smokey” comes to mind, you are spot on. Get past the smoke, you will find a medium bodied red with a little spice and red fruits. Best served with white meat, port or chicken will do well, and do not let the nose put you off. A wine with a lot of character.

San Estaban Merlot

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Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

This light and fruity merlot will go best with white meats, fish or even a salad. Its has just a hint of pepper, but by no means is it overpowering or unpleasant. The fruits in this wine jump right out at you. Exactly what a young and playful wine should be. Definitely smooth enough for drinking on its own or.

Villard Chardonnay

Villard Chardonnay

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: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 499 Kč

Mike's Tip

Very, very impressive. For those who love a chardonnay full of vanilla, oak and butter, look no further. Villard have a long history of winemaking in France, and this has come through is this very sophisticated white. The tail on this cannon with for sure “Love you long time” ;-)

Diamandes Chardonnay

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Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 399 Kč

Mike's Tip

It is not often that you find a white wine with 14.5% alcohol, and when you do it better have the character to pull it off. This wine has that “something” that makes it work. Look for a mouthful of pears and mango and a slightly pronounced mineral flavor. And with many Chardonnay of this caliber long tail. A perfect wine for salmon.

Chakana Torrontes

Chakana Torrontes

Wine description:

  • Country: Argentina
  • Grape: Torrontes
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

Torrontes is a grape known for its floral tones and is typically very light in color and taste. Look for white fruits, like melon, peach and banana. I found a lot of that in the tail making this wine much fuller that similar ones that I have tasted. Try this food with some sushi or a tikala masala. It has enough flavor to hold its one with something a bit spicy.

San Estaban Chardonnay

Fles VSE Chardonnay

Wine description:

  • Country: Chile
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New South
  • Price: 209 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is an easy go to chardonnay for those who like that classic long finish without the overbearing flavor of oak. The winery makes a big point about picking these grapes only in the morning, which I take to mean that it lacks any other remarkable quality. Don’t get me wrong, this is a entry level white that holds its own in its price range, and a solid Vivino rating stands behind it.

Vacqueras Cellier des Princes

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Wine description:

Mike's Tip

Like all the wines of this region of the Rhone, be ready for a big robust flavor that will hold its own with any big chunk of red meat. The Grenache gives its its character, and the Syrah it’s elegance. Expect a bit of pepper in the tail, and make sure to let this wine breath before drinking. (this is the one you save for relaxing on the sofa ;-)

Puy Notre Dame

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 355 Kč

Mike's Tip

Black Currant. If you miss this it can only mean you just brushed your teeth ;-). Much deeper in color, and draped in black fruit (berries and cassis). This wine will do well with white meat and salami. Mest to stay clear of steak and gulash.

Saumur Champigny

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a very light red that may remind many of you of a Gamay. Very fruity and intended to drink slightly chilled. Will go best with salami or sausage, and a roasted chicken. This is definitely a wine to have with a meal or a snack outside. Not for a TV evening on the sofa.

Saumur Rose

Rose

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing rose wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 239 Kč

Mike's Tip

I think it should be a crime to make a rose from Cabernet Frank as this grape makes such and exceptional red, but here we are. Very pale, and lots of black fruit and a touch of pepper. Pair with almost anything from pork to sushi.

Terra Ligeria

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 178 Kč

Mike's Tip

Although a varietal Sauvignon, this wine is actually a cuvee of sauvignon from different parcels of the grower. Look for a nose full of grapefruit and cassis, and a full fresh acidic taste of green apple that will be a great pairing with tomato based soups, curries and all white fish.

Agrion Bleu

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Muscat
  • Alcohol: 11,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Exceptionally subtle for a Muscadet. This grape can often have a very strong perfume, but this time we much softer tone and a nice nutty and mineral flavor. The alcohol content at just 11.5% also helps to make this super easy and enjoyable.

Saumur Blanc

SAumur blanc

Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chenin blanc
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Box: New year – New Adventure
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

It is pretty rare that we have a Chennin Blanc in our box. This is a straw yellow delicate wine with a lemon flavor and a very long finish. From a steel tank, the taste is pure and fresh and will go great with a Vietnamese take away (really!)