Barossa Valley

    2010 Torbreck The Steading I love Torbreck wines and their cool...

    …2010 Torbreck The Steading I love Torbreck wines and their cool Aussie vibe. This one’s a GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre) that’s all sorts of delicious. Smoky red fruit, purple flowers, and clove on the nose. Ripe and full red/purple fruit and fruit leather on the palate along with baking spices. Alcohol and acidity really carry this wine. 4/5 bones $$$ Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah), Mataro (Mourvèdre) 15% abv Barossa Valley, AUSTRALIA…

    6 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

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

    … sure about the second; many of the media types who still get paychecks in this post-print world aren’t exactly paupers. My hunch is that it’s mostly crummy reporting. When a Washington Post writer proclaims that wine prices are skyrocketing when they’re not, and the Post is supposed to be one of the world’s best newspapers, it’s no surprise…

    5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Chateau Tanunda – Bringing The Thunder From Down Under

    …--> Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley - picture courtesy of http://www.chateautanunda.com/ Chateau Tanunda has been described as the birthplace of the Barossan wine industry. The site of the first vine plantings (1840s). In 1994, it was placed on the Register Of State Heritage Places. However, by the time its current owner, the inimitable John…

    1 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Cool Wine Video - Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz: Up, Up, & Away

    … favorite topic with something we have always wanted to try but never have...Hot Air Ballooning. It is a cool look at what a Hot Air Balloon ride over the Barossa Valley might look like and what it looks like is whole pile of awesome! Someday we'll do it...someday. It's a quick 2 minutes so give it a watch: As always....Keep on Tasting! Chris & Shannon…

    23 readers - By The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts