… 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…

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    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…

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    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    … in waves of demonstrative, Floydian verse. Here you will find a Québécois response to “there is no dark side in the moon, really. As a matter of fact it’s all dark.” There is Icewine on the bright side and then there is Iced Cider on la face cachée, “balanced on the biggest wave.” Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Riesling Icewine 2013, Okanagan Valley…

    8 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Last week

    … tablespoons) and riesling (250mls, see below for note). Roast for approx 90 minutes at 180 degrees C. 2. Mac Forbes EB04 2012 Tradition Riesling. 12%. Ardea seal. 91 days on its skin. Clear. Perfumed with the scent of musk and something exotic. My imagination says a harem - it evokes the East with its rose petals and orange blossom…

    5 readers - By Wino sapien


    … 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…

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