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In celebration of the Creation Bordeaux-style blend (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot) this month, our chef Warwick Taylor has created a truly magnificent dish. His grilled quail breast, confit leg, butternut purée, roasted parsnips and king oyster mushrooms is sensational with the 2012 vintage and ideal for a cold winter’s evening in front of a roaring fire. Click here for the recipe.

There are many reasons why larger bottles of wine are becoming increasingly popular. Apart from being sought-after collector’s items, they make brilliant gifts for family, friends and business associates. But the simplest reason is probably still the best: they make you feel good, and that’s what wine is all about!

Although the history of glass bottles stretches back to ancient times, the lack of technology meant that the bottles were extremely fragile and were only rarely used to transport and store wine. It was most often traded in clay amphorae and decanted into glass vessels to be served, and then only on special occasions. Most commonly it was consumed from clay or wooden cups poured straight from the amphora. With the introduction of the coal-burning furnace in the 17th century, hotter temperatures allowed for thicker, more stable bottles to be produced and for the first time glass bottles were used to store and transport wine in large quantities … click here to read more on the blog.

The good news is that due to the increased demand for larger format bottles, Creation has released 1.5 litre, 3 litre and 5 litre bottles of our enormously popular Rhône-style blend, the 2012 Creation Syrah, Grenache. Simply click here to order.

What’s more, Creation Wine Club members are offered the opportunity to commission their own big bottles. So if you haven’t joined yet … sign up here.

Creation is pleased to announce the release of the Sauvignon Blanc 2014 as well as the Viognier 2014. Both wines have been well received in the Tasting Room over the past few weeks since bottling, and the Viognier will be returning to the Wine Pairing Canapé offering with a brand-new pairing from chef Warwick Taylor: a delectable apple, camembert and prosciutto tartlet.

The Creation Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Pale straw yellow in colour with twinkling flashes of green. A superbly balanced wine beckoning with aromas
of tropical fruit, elegant elderflower and interesting minerally whiffs. These follow through on the full-bodied
palate where crisp, well-integrated acidity adds to the allure and leads to a lingering, memorable aftertaste. Very
good with seafood, fromage de chèvre and aubergine.

The Creation Viognier 2014
A promising pale gold, clear and shiny in the glass. Abundantly fruity and forthcoming, yet refined on the nose
with fragrant white peach aromas mingling with a rich, creamy character. These follow well onto the palate and
combine seamlessly with crisp minerality and bouncy, well-integrated acidity. Delicious as an aperitif, or enjoy
with creamy pasta and poultry dishes.

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