Celebrating the launch of the new Aussie online retailer Epic Wines Online, Essentials spoke to founder Trevor Knaggs about which wine pack makes Epic Wines Online a good choice for premium red wine lovers.

Why Epic Wines Online?

‘At Epic Wines Online we only sell organic, biodynamic or sustainable wines. These wines are produced in ways that respect the planet and as they’re chemical free, are not harmful your body. We curate these premium wines into packs, mostly of 6 bottles each; I like to focus on offering leading wines from smaller family owned businesses that deserve continued support. I feel these two areas combine to make Epic Wines Online a more credible and ethical business model.’

What are some examples of the wineries you support?

‘This weeks James Halliday awarded Yangarra Estate (congratulations guys!) produce incredible wines that we’re mighty pleased to be offering – both their reds and whites. Also from McLaren Vale is Paxton whose wines are seamless and beautifully crafted. We also have some great selections from Ngeringa (Adelaide Hills) – these have a balance in palate and length of flavour that’s outstanding. Many of our new customers are loving the crisp Woodpark Wines (King Valley) Prosecco and the Cullen Wines (Margaret River) Dancing in the Sun white blend (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Verdelho) – a wine that’s aromatic and that goes with just about any lighter styled meal.’

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Why Epic Wines Online for premium wine lovers?

‘Epic Wines Online is all about community, and we’d love all premium wine lovers out there to join our little club! We’re not simply a retailer, in fact our aim is to educate wine lovers on the origins and stories behind the wines and to share our knowledge in sustainable wine growing and the benefits of minimal intervention wines.’

So what’s your recommended premium red wine lovers?

‘It would have to be our Ultimates Reds pack ($148), featuring the astonishingly well crafted 2017 Uncultured Pinot Noir and 2016 J.E Syrah  – both produced by Ngeringa (Adelaide Hills). Also included are two 2018 vintage wines from Paxton (McLaren Vale) – the Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. These are both great savoury-styled food wines, designed to pair with a Sunday roast or quality steak. Finally a fantastic pair of wines from this week’s James Halliday winners Yangarra Estate. We’ve included their 2016 GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre) – a wine packed with luscious fruit flavours and that has a fantastic mouth feel; and my absolute every day personal favourite – the 2018 Preservative Free Shiraz. It’s simply a cracker. I’m sure this wine pack would make your father smile.’

Epic Wines Online offers curated wine packs ranging from $133 for the Rosé Pack, to $188 for the all organic, imported Small Producers Italian Pack. There’s also a ‘2 to Tango’ label of Trevor’s design featuring a house made King Valley Merlot and Tempranillo starting at $99 for a six pack.

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For more details on the Ultimate Reds pack, visit:  epicwinesonline.com.au/shop-1/ultimate-reds

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