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    Syrah for Platter

    … class. Which means that I’d be happy to rate some of these wines in a line-up of the best of the northern Rhone, with the best of New Zealand, Australia and California thrown in. This is certainly not gung-ho patriotism, which is never my style anyway. I would say much the same about white blends (both the Bordeaux and Swartland styles), chardonnay…

    5 readers - By GrapeGrape

    5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

    … be a foregone conclusion. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a very effective system and it should be part of every winery’s infrastructure. When you’re not drinking your own wines, what are you drinking? In general, I find myself drawn toward higher acid dry wines such as Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Australia, or New Zealand, Albariño from Rίas…

    5 readers - By New York Cork Report

    2013 Manikay Pinot Noir

    …Sep 11 2014 Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: McLaren Vale, Australia Cost: ~$15 Winemaker’s Notes: Born from the fertile red-brown earth of the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, Manikay Pinot Noir exudes a boundless joy and depth of character that sings on the palate. With bright fruit and a hint of violet perfume, Manikay Pinot Noir is ready…

    5 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

    Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

    … Duval, one of the most famous winemakers in Australia and around the world. He is best known for his work with Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most famous wine, and now owns his own John Duval Wines. 2011 Sequel Syrah (Columbia Valley, Washington): 94% Syrah and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark, dense purple. Gorgeous nose with blackberry and spice aromas…

    7 readers - By Wine Peeps

    Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia

    …Verdelho doesn’t seem to be as popular as it was a few years ago – a shame when there are wines like this… Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia (£11.99 The Wine Society, House of Menzies, Amathus, vintagemarque.com) Imagine a wine that has the peachy weight of Chardonnay in tension with the tight pithy edge of Semillon, add in some notes of musky pearskin and a light nuttiness on the finish, and you won’t be far off the mark. S-…

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Winebits 350: Three-tier, wine prices, wine marketing

    … and international the wine business is — that if Napa Valley or Mendoza, Argentina or Barossa Valley, Australia fell into a giant sinkhole tomorrow, we would all be the poorer for it, but overall world wine prices would still not be much affected.” He also notes that many media types figure only rich people drink wine, and so deserve higher prices. I’m not so…

    5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Australia Pinot Noir Needs No Bush

    …Australia Pinot Noir Needs No Bush Every wine drinker with even rudimentary wine knowledge can recite the popular and noble varietals of Australia that include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay and “stickies” (Tokay and Muscat), but few know of or have even tasted Australian Pinot Noir. Although 60% of Australian wine…

    By PinotFile
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