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Choice Wine Club is coming to Singapore. In a series of articles we aim to introduce our readers to the superb wines Mike Back, wine connoisseur and founder of Equatorial Wines has selected from Australia and New Zealand to be stored in the Choice Wine Club Cellars for Singapore's enjoyment.

 

Welcome Pikes of South Australia. Started by brothers Neil and Andrew Pike in 1984 the label Pikes has gained an international reputation for Riesling (the flagship variety of the area) and medium bodied, spicy reds.

Pikes

Pikes is a five red star rated winery by James Halliday, Australia’s most respected wine critic and is an Australian institution.

A combination of both modern and traditional winemaking techniques is used to produce wines of subtlety and style which celebrate the fruit grown in the Polish Hill River Estate outside of Adelaide, South Australia.

Don't be intimidated, this is a journey of education. Pure yeast cultures are used to inoculate delicate white varieties, and most of the reds. Some wild yeast ferments are encouraged for shiraz and sangiovese to build complexity. Pikes' grenache, sangiovese and mourvedre may stay on skins for up to 3 weeks after fermentation to extract for colour flavour and tannin.

Maturation takes place in high quality French oak barrels – sourced from several different regions and producers – to increase the wine’s complexity, structure and balance.

Once maturation is complete, and after gentle fining and filtration where necessary, Pikes'  finished wines are bottled and after passage to Singapore, delivered to your door through Choice Wine Club

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25 May 2020
Welcome Pikes of South Australia. Started by brothers Neil and Andrew Pike in 1984 the label Pikes has gained an international reputation for Riesling (the flagship variety of the area) and medium bodied, spicy reds.
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23 May 2020
Choice Wine Club was founded by three expats Mike Back, wine connoisseur and founder of Equatorial Wines; John Gordon, digipreneur and founder Expat Choice Asia and Alexander Knight, serial entrepreneur. The Trio of expats had one simple aim - to bring affordable quality, small batch, single barrel, family wines, from Australia & New Zealand family wineries to the people of Singapore. From Mike’s combined experience in the wine industry having started his wine career in Margaret River, Western Australia, and as seriously dedicated consumers of wine, Mike, John and Alex realized there was a lot of 'wine intimidation' in Singapore’s over-saturated wine market as well as hassle with identifying, and ultimately buying quality wine at affordable prices. So, they decided to take the intimidation out of the equation to bring you awesome family owned, boutique wine from the new world, with a specific focus on Australia and New Zealand. Mike explains, "we remove the hassle out of buying quality wine by selecting and sending you 12 hand picked bottles each month. We allow members to choose your style of wine be it Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc and the list goes on. I hand select your member dozen each month, consider me your personal wine shopper. If you don't like what we send you - send it back, we will replace it. There are 2 membership programmes to choose from. The Weekday Wine Pack and the Premium Club Pack Full details of monthly membership and introductory offer will be posted soon.
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