Australia - Page 2

  • South Africa – Vote Yes

    … makes some of the best Pinot Noirs in the cool climate region of Elgin and she agrees “we have a foot in both”. But if she had to choose? “Old World for sure… classic, restrained, food friendly. I’m Old World trained, that’s what I want to make, that’s why I’m in Elgin.” Gunter Schultz at Kleinood in Stellenbosch adds “the drinkability of the wine…

    Tim Atkin MW- 7 readers -
  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

    Write on Wines- 4 readers -
  • Holiday Wines – for the Non-drinker!

    … FROM AUSTRALIA AN OFF-DRY for the NON-DRINKER! They’ve changed the label, but the wine is still one of the world’s great buys in the off-dry white category. Fun wine, as in light, with yummy, fruity flavours, and the invitation to gulp. A million times more fun than a Bud Light! HARDYS 13 Riesling-Gewurztraminer ‘Stamp Series’, Australia 448548 $9.90 …

    Billy's Best Bottles- 4 readers -
  • The MoneyWeek Christmas Wine Collection – the crème de la crème

    … The MoneyWeek Christmas Wine Collection 2002 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart, Champagne, France (£130.00, Berry Bros. & Rudd tel. 0800 280 2440). Comme d’habitude, Billecart releases its vintage wine later than everyone else, including Bolly’s spectacular ‘02 RD and even ‘02 Salon Le Mesnil (see my post on these two…

    Matthew Jukesin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • RED WINE HAIKU

    … (France) Pulled the rotten cork Smelling death escapes your throat You rise triumphant 634) Bonterra 'The Butler' Red 2009 (California) Respect tradition Forever waiting unseen Muzzle the puppy 633) Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 (Oregon) Enter amnesia Radios dream in color Rainbows wash their hands 632) Edna Valley Pinot Noir…

    The Red Wine Haiku Reviewin Merlot -
  • The Art of Wine

    … back from Australia and New Zealand, at McFadden; talked with Mike at Graziano; tasted the 2010 Cononiah Zin with Sandy at McNab Ridge; tasted a Kimmel Chardonnay, Philips Hill Pinot Noir, and the newly Gold Medal awarded Rosati Cabernet Sauvignon with Lauren Giusti at SIP! Mendocino; had a terrific visit with Cesar at CTC; and was given an art tour – and some fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice by Yvonne at Terra Savia. …

    John Cesano/ John on Winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

    … Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure…

    Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Granted: it's Burgeois

    … superlative oxidative sweeties from Australia and this was just a pale imitation of what can be achieved on that continent. But I guess a pale imitation is the best that we can ever hope to see in our alcohol monopoly. …

    Repository of Useless Information- 2 readers -
  • Butterfly tattoo

    … Inkwell Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale, South Australia 14,6% abv; 30% new French oak, 70% neutral I have to give credit to the packaging. The front is an artsy, lepidopterous Rorschach inkblot; the back is a genuinely informative label with plenty of information. And it comes in a screwcap so there's no danger of cork taint. It's quite reductive…

    Repository of Useless Information- 2 readers -
  • Gold Medal Plates Toronto 2014

    …. The wines ware all impressive, each and every one. The Hidden Bench approach on a Bordeaux-styled white is as impressive as any that have come before it, which is why the Nuit Blanche Rosomel Vineyard 2012 finished a very close second, taking home the Silver Medal. Syrah in the hands of winemaker Rob Power is a beautiful thing indeed. Creekside…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Wines of Uruguay Tasting Tour

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    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Franc Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: December 10-13, 2014

    … sample or $10 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Our Annual Affordable Cabernet Night. What is the best value? This year you get to vote for your three favorite Cabernets of the tasting. 1. Columbia Crest H3 (Horse Heaven Hills) Washington, 2. Vinaceous Raconteur, Australia, 3. Yalumba, Australia, 4. Wellington, California, 5…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • CHEAP DRINKS AND A SPENDY BOOK

    … to resort to Hungry Dans to get really good hand-made wines starting below $20, which is the cost of three or four beers. Speaking of which: It's more than the intention of drinking local that sees me recommending the beautiful beers of Goodiesons: this Sand Road, McLaren Flat brewery can do no wrong in the suds department. Their Pilsener is de rigueur…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 2 readers -
  • 2011 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz That’s a nice nose on this...

    … 2011 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz That’s a nice nose on this one. Ripe red fruit, macerated berries, fruit leather, and earth. Red and ripe on the palate with some forest and wood notes. Bright, earthy, and savory with high acidity to keep it sharp. 3/5 bones $$$ Shiraz 15% abv Barossa Valley, AUSTRALIA …

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
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