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Thorn-Clarke Wines is coming from Australia to pour their wines for you at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. I’ve known and tasted their wines for many years while I was part of the South World Wine Society here in Vancouver. Read about Thorn-Clarke Wines here (and some bonus material at the end by me!).
The chosen wine to match the slow cooked beef rib at Restaurant Amuse. This dish comes with beetroot jewels and flavour bomb buttons (BBQ, spicy plum and pea). A wonderful balance of flavours and textures and I thought the prettiest of many beautiful plates. The book tells me that Saperavi means dye in Georgian, the skins are d ...
Thistledown Wines draws on its Celtic links for their logo. Established in 2010 by Giles Cooke MW, “The Pom”, Fergal Tynan MW “The Irishman” and Peter Leske “The Australian of German Descent”. Giles Cooke passed his MW first time around and has since had wine making experience in Spain, Australia and California.
… This weeks week night wine that stood out as a great taste and price balanced wine is from South Australia. The 2008 Jacobs Creek Shiraz. What a great drinking value wine. Excellent fruit with violets, dark berries and black pepper on the nose. Rich, ripe blackberry, purple plum and spice with a full, fleshy mid-palate. Outstanding depth of fruit…
… as opposed to cachectic and alien. (Jardin des Tuileries) Tasting notes. CR Shiraz 2010. Chris Ringland. Barossa. Screw cap. 15%. Approx $A20. Sweet and deboned. Rum and raisin, stewed berries and confection. It's very full, simple, forward and smooth. Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet sauvignon 1998. Barossa and Coonawarra. Cork. 13%. Cellar…
… Photo from huffingtonpost.ca Normally, that fireworks photo would have been one of our own and I wouldn't have lifted if from Huffington Post, but as you'll see with the post, my bloglife is a little out of skew nowadays - and desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm what we'll call "hazardously behind" in my postings. I haven't lost…
"Sadie, Sadie, married lady See what's on my hand There's nothing quite as touching As a simple wedding band." I don't remember there being a brother-in-law featured on the Brady Bunch but it would appear that I'll be playing that role with our family's new real life Brady Bunch. There are six of them but the kids in this family will just be a tad older than on the TV show. Thankfully.