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Unico Zelo Origami Rose Wine bottle, Australia
Unico Zelo

ORIGAMI

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By Unico Zelo

ROSÉ | PINK POWER
Welcome to our world, you pretty lil’ thang

WHAT WE TASTE
Salty sweet grapefruit, tomato consommé, cheese rind

PERFECT PAIRING
Keep it light, keep it chill, no need for food on this one, just the company of a good friend or a fun book
TEMP CHECK
Cold as ice
ABOUT UNICO ZELO

Laura and Brendan Carter have an intense commitment to sustainability - a unique zeal some might say (= unico zelo in Italian - read on to find out why). They planted 35 different varietals to see which could grow without irrigation in the harsh Australian climate and ended with a handful of native Italian grapes they now craft into wonderfully smashable wines aimed at the next generation of wine drinkers.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
For starters, if you’ve met Cami & Leigh-Ann, you’d know that we live for Grenache – anytime, anywhere. Fifi is a Pinot Gris fanatic and Jamie loves her Italian varieties. So this fun little number is quite the mash-up of our girls. But that’s not all! It also harks on the influence that Japanese culture has had on the UZ ethos and branding. Laura, one half of the winemaking duo, grew up between Tokyo and Bangkok – a piece of herself that shines through in every bottle. All in all, this wine and the winery it comes from are doing some seriously cool things and we love them for it.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Clare Valley, Riverland, & Adelaide Hills, Australia
Grape: Sangiovese, Grenache, Pinot Gris
Style: Bone dry
Ingredients: Grapes + SO2
Thorne and Daughters Paper Kite Semillon Bottle White Wine, South Africa
Thorne & Daughters

PAPER KITE OLD VINE SEMILLON

$480

By Thorne & Daughters

WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
Just think of anything yellow and delicious and you’re thinking of Paper Kite – butter, honey, peaches – they’re all here.

WHAT WE TASTE
Yellow flowers and honey with a sprinkle of salt

PERFECT PAIRING
With plenty of conviction, she stands up boldly to an array of flavours but works well for some contemplative thinking-drinking if there’s no food around.
TEMP CHECK
Give her a bit of time to shake the chill to better hear all she has to say. Get her out of the fridge about 15 minutes before drinking.
ABOUT THORNE & DAUGHTERS

They say, quite simply, that they are raising handcrafted wines along with their two daughters. But we think John & Tasha Seccombe are doing so much more than that! They’re raising the profile of forgotten grapes, reflecting on the heritage of a complicated wine-producing country and thoughtfully capturing a new narrative of what that could become.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Mother vineyard to the Tin Soldier, Paper Kite is a celebration of the heritage and history of Semillon in South Africa. It’s made from an old vineyard that includes a mix of both ‘normal’ Semillon and Semillon Gris – which is a mutation (Oh, yes! Grapes have mutants!) that’s almost entirely unique to South Africa – nobody is completely sure how it even happened!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Swartland, South Africa
Grape: Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris
Style: Rich in flavour, colour and personality
Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

RED BLEND

$220

By Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

RED | SEXY WITH SUBSTANCE
Ready for a good time, this baby is a no-holds-barred fruit bomb.

WHAT WE TASTE
Juicy blue and purple fruit sensation with a splash of smokiness

PERFECT PAIRING
Think Southern-style BBQ feast for this one!
TEMP CHECK
Cool room temp is best
ABOUT KHAYELITSHA'S FINEST WINES

Khayelitsha, located on the fringes of Cape Town, is a sprawling township a hangover from the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid regime. Lindile Ndzaba, who was born and raised, and still lives in Khayelitsha is looking to transform the narrative of wines in South Africa. In a country where the vast majority of citizens don’t have access to transport to visit wine farms or the money to spend in expensive city restaurants or bars – he realised he needed to bring fine wine culture to his community, and by doing this also start shifting the mindset of wine for consumption to wine for appreciation. Good wine he believes should be available to all South Africans and not just the privileged. And so, he launched Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines.

The vision of KFW is to see the townships develop and have their own resources to produce products without outsourcing. Not only does Lindile aim to grow his business internationally, but he also wants to encourage the community to work together to further the mindset of “supporting local brands.” He aims to continually provide jobs and, in essence, fight unemployment in the community of Khayelitsha.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
I mean, the whole damn concept! They even encourage buyers to return the bottles and have converted old shipping containers into bottle-washing facilities.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Fun & fruity