Coonawarra

    6.10.14

    … 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. Uncomplicated…

    2 readers - By Wino sapien

    Wynns Black Label Cabernet sauvignon 1998

    …Bottle one of six. I'm not sure why I've waited for so long and why I have so many, but disorganisation and a constant flow of new bottles to distract would feature in my defence. These bottles have been sitting in a cardboard box in a Tasmanian oak wardrobe, under the Christmas decorations and several layers of cushions. Waiting. A decade…

    6 readers - By Wino sapien

    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    … and elastic, medicinally pretty and sacrosanct with seasoned complexity. Tasted this one and “felt a spark.” Tasted it twice and it tingled to the bone. What begun as a bob between evaluations ended with a simple twist of fate. WWAC 2014 Category Champion Pinot Noir $15-25 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New…

    7 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Last week

    … 1. A green rub for roast lamb. A small handful of parsley, a few sprigs of rosemary, three or four cloves of garlic and the zest from half a small lemon, salt and pepper. Process (with mortar or machine) into a paste and add a glug of olive oil to loosen. Rub onto a leg lamb which is lying on a bed of chopped onions (3) and white wine vinegar (2…

    5 readers - By Wino sapien

    JAMIE OLIVER'S LESSON IN REGIONALITY

    … of the supermarket duopoly that specialises in the sorts of TV food and drink that I presume Jamie wouldn't have in his shop. And he opens an Italian joint in the front bar of the old art deco building where David Wynn used to bank his Coonawarra money. David was born in Florentino's. I know David was Jewish, as was his Polish Jewish Dad Sam who started…

    3 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster