"Diva Vines" March Promotion


In celebration of International Women's Day (8 March) we're highlighting products from female-led wineries or wines inspired by the female spirit of the land!


We're calling this our DIVA VINES collection, as the Italian word 'diva' means a female deity or goddess! :)


* 8 sparkling (traditional method, aka Champagne style)
* 15 white wines, from local and often rare grapes
* 3 rose wines to sip on a sunny Singapore afternoon
* 17 red wines, from Tuscany, Umbria, Trentino and Sicily
* 1 delicious sweet wine from the 'healthy-heart' grape of Umbria
* 3 delicious extra virgin olive oils from t he central region of Umbria, versus the volcanic Sicilian soils of Mount Etna!!


Use the code DIVAVINES at checkout to save 10% on any of these 47 products if you order online by midnight Sunday 13 March, 2022.




This family winery is a story of sibling success! Alongside brother Salvatore, Nicoletta is making a name for herself not only in Sardinia but in Italy and beyond, as she shares her passion for their local Sardinian vines!



One of her favourite wines is the rare white Nuragus, named for this endemic grape (shows some similarity with Portuguese Vihno Verde or Abruzzo Pecorino). It has a richly aromatic nose - yellow flowers, orange blossom, pears, almond skin, lime skin - and a long, soft finish.

Or why not try the unusual Estissa 2018 from local Malvasia di Cagliari, which translates to "It's her!". It's packed with warm ripe fruit and notes of preserved lemons, plus honeysuckle, candied citrus and maybe even a hint of Earl Grey).

Fan of pink? Grab a bottle of their Rosato 2019 with its gorgeous 'lady giraffe' label :)



Save 10% on Nuragus 2020 (usual price $39) or their Estissa 2018 or 2019 (usual price $59) or their Rosato 2019 (usual price $35) if you order by Sunday!




As this established Tuscan estate enters a new phase in its history, it will be the 4th generation who guide the wines of the future - with Agnese Barbanera keen to promote a very personal selection of reds from a prime vineyard, under the brand Le Forconate.

The 3 wines under Le Forconate are all named for their location or some family history. Ticche (the Sangiovese, Merlot blend) highlights the nickname of Agnese's great-grandfather who survived through tough times in the 1930s selling his wine wherever he could #wartimewine! Rasole (Super-Tuscan blend) is named for the small black walls, made of lava stone, which are called 'rasole' in the local dialect and surround the vineyards.

The star wine, Nove Legni, makes refercen to tbe nine woods which surround the premium Merlot vines.

Many of our loyal customers will be very familiar with some of the other Barbanera wines, but if you haven't yet tried the special selection ... what are you waiting for?

Save 10% on Ticche 2017 (usual price $49) or their Rasole 2016 (usual price $55) or their Nove Legni 2017 (usual price $35) if you order by Sunday!




The winery of Pietradolce lies in the shadow of the “she-volcano” Etna and the wines are a beautiful expression of this female spirit.

For the premium line, the bottle labels pay tribute to the female spirit of the mountain. These are the wines on offer this week, so this is the perfect time to splash on a special bottle ... or a few!

The Archineri vineyard is home to both the white Carricante vines and the red Nerello Mascalese vines, so the Etna Bianco Archineri and Etna Rosso Archineri wines are a great place to explore the 2 key grapes of Etna. Then, for a real treat, don't miss the Sant' Andrea (old vine white made with extended skin contact to create a rich and complex wine, moving towards an orange style) and the top-rated, flagship red made from 120+ year old Barbagalli vines (pre-phylloxera). Master Sommelier John Szabo describes the "tiny Barbagalli with gnarled centenary bush-trained Nerello Mascalese is the highest and most precious [parcel], yielding succulent, spectacularly balanced wines, with endless finish" in his fabulous 2016 book 'Volcanic Wines - Salt, Grit and Power'.

You will also love their organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from a "superior category olive oil made exclusively with olives harvested on the farm, following friendly farming methods".

Save 10% on Etna Bianco Archineri 2019 (usual price $75) or Sant' Andrea 2016 (usual price $159) or Etna Rosso Archineri 2017 (usual price $75) or Etna Rosso Barbagalli 2016 (usual price $159), or save on the Olive Oil (usual price $29) ... when you order by Sunday!




Bolgheri estate Chiappini is run by Giovanni with the help of his daughters. Martina Chiappini has become the champion of this 'hidden gem' as she promotes their stunning Tuscan wines to a wider wine world that may be more familiar with their neighbour Ornellaia but would do well to take note of this outstanding winery!



As photographed here (alongside the most important woman in my life - my mum!) Chiappini's white blend of Vermentino and Viognier, Le Grottine, is on the promo list, as is the Felciaino 2018 - a classic Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cab Sav and Merlot.

But don't miss the chance to try the 'big brother' Guado de Gemoli 2017, which offers a superb quality/price ratio compared to its neighbour (*right next-door to Ornellaia, benefiting from the same fabulous climate, exposure, soil etc). Guado de Gemoli is packed with flavour - expect aromas of ripe red fruit and spice, then later notes of liquorice, tobacco, cedar and cinnamon - while still being a great balance of power and elegance. This wine also has fantastic ageing potential.



Save 10% on Le Grottine 2017 (usual price $39) or Felciaino 2018 (usual price $59) or their flagship Guado de Gemoli 2017 (usual price $149) if you order by Sunday!




Nestled in the photogenic Dolomite mountains is the family winery of Domenico Pedrini. He is now helped by his talented daughters Giulia and Erika, who work in every area of production from the vineyard to the cellar and even the bottling room for hand-written touches (shown in the photograph).

They are both champions of PiWi grapes (special crosses, bred for their 'super grape' qualities - resistant to all disease of the vine) and now have two delicious still whites ready to share with the world - the Solaris Naran (warm, tropical fruit notes) and the Souvignier Gris Naran (fresh and floral, a little like a chilled out Sauv Blanc). It doesn't stop there! The latest addition to the Naran collection is Johanniter (a third PiWi variety) made in the Champagne method.

We have also highlighted their tasty rosé wine this week, Belleamour, which is a very food-friendly wine - perfect when we visited them last, with their mum's home-cooked risotto! And fans of Pinot will love their Pinot Nero Madruzzo (named for the nearby castle) with its fruity nose (wild raspberry, strawberry, maraschino cherry and some dark plum), perfect with duck pancakes!


Explore more Pravis whites and reds, including their much-admired Bordeaux-style Fratagranda (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot) - a perfect Italian wine for lovers of the French style, with a special elegance and freshness unique to wines of the Dolomites.

Save 10% on 14 different Pravis wines - from sparkling to white, to rosé and red, when you order by Sunday!




SIGNÆ aka Cesarini Sartori winery, is a family-run estate located in the middle of the landlocked central Italy region of Umbria (about a 45 mins drive south of the historic hill town of Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis) focussed on crafting organic wines, with a specialisation in Umbria's more fascinating red grape, Sagrantino.

The winery motto is "no to chemicals, yes to technology".

Passionate about the 'healthy-heart' grape, Sagrantino*, Alice and Chiara Sartori work alongside their father to turn the spotlight on this little-known and under-appreciated vine.

* Sagrantino boasts record high levels of the polyphenol Procyanidin that is found in the skins and seeds of grapes, which inhabits cholesterol plaque build-up (think of them like dental floss for your arteries, or ‘arterial floss’).

We have 12 of their products on offer this week, including the very limited-production red, AMEDEO. This big. bold, red is perfect for fans of Amarone and other rich red wines. The use of over-ripened grapes results in a special fruity, smooth, round character. Plus, it makes a lovely gift with its beautiful label by early twentieth century Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. It's only made in exceptional years, from a special selection of the best grapes, and sees 7 years of ageing before release. Each bottle displays the bottle number out of aprox. 2,500 bottles produced.

Save 10% on 12 different Signae Umbrian products, including their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, when you order by Sunday!




Award-winning sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview, is skilfully managed by CEO Tamara Roberts. In 2020, she was named the President of the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) in recognition of her expertise and also as a nod to the growing importance of English wine - giving her a much-deserved platform to be a voice for the potential of ESW (English Sparkling Wine).

Why did we chose Ridgeview for our portfolio? Apart from the approval of another powerful woman - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - this family-run estate is nestled in the photogenic South Downs, very near to the towns where both Chris and I grew up!

This fits perfectly with our key philosophy - to only work with wineries we know and wines we love to drink ourselves!

Not yet tried ESW? What are you waiting for? Save 10% on any of the Ridgeview bubbles when you order online by Sunday!



Don't forget ... this promotion ends on SUNDAY and to see the 10% saving you must place your order online with the code.

It's easy!

Simply find the wines you want to try, pop them in your cart and at the checkout page use the code DIVAVINES to see your 10% discount applied. No minimum spend :)



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