Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants (around 11% of the national total), and 92% of the state's population lives in the south-west corner of the state.
Posts about Western Australia
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … wine and I am amazed at the bargain-priced discount. Drink it with the Traditional fish pie recipe and you will experience a rare and eminently affordable culinary nirvana. 2009 Tesco finest*, Dessert Semillon, New South Wales, Australia (£6.79, half bottle, Tesco). This sweetie is one of the most reliably stunning on the shelves year in, year out…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Clos Marché Malabre 2010

    … A new and very pretty label from a Cowaramup based duo, though curiously the bottle contains riesling from 2010 (single vineyard, Porongorup, 140 cases). It's a bold move, when everyone else is trying to sell something from 13 or 14, especially for unheralded label. . . The notable thing is that this is starting to turn and mature, perhaps…

    Wino sapienin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Myattsfield Pinot noir 2013

    … Myattsfield is a small producer in the warm Perth Hills region. This is their first attempt at making a pinot noir, though wisely the grapes have been sourced from the cooler climes of Pemberton. It's a worthy effort, and only $24. It's small and supple, meek and slightly squeaky. My brother in law was blinded and thought it might be a gamay. You…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir -
  • Clonakilla Viognier 2009

    … thought the wine would be a match for apricot chicken. It was not. . . The parts were greater than the sum. . . A recipe. 6 chicken thighs rubbed with spice (2 cloves of finely chopped garlic, salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 of white pepper, 1 of turmeric, half of cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne and a pinch of saffron…

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  • Braised lamb shoulder

    … Like a game of Chinese whispers, I found I kept getting further and further from the original recipe. I had a picture and a list of odd ingredients, but some were just too hard to locate and improvisation and approximation was required. A 1.5kg shoulder of lamb, scapula and four ribs in situ. Rubbed with two tablespoons of crushed black pepper…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

    … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

    … Piccadilly, from Hoddle's Creek to Horror Gulch, way down there in the Badlands, well what? Why? The Oakridge Funder and Diamond Drive Block model ($75; 13.4%; 93++) is finer and longer, but fairly, ummmm, spendy. So what am I saying about Chardonnay? Unless you're growing it in the coolest bottom bits of southern Victoria or Western Australia, the highest of the Adelaide Hills, or Tasmania, you might be better off growing muscat or hemp. Forget bloody vanilla. …

    Philip White/ drinksterin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    …, with grapefruit, grip and length. The nose reminds me of a riesling - flint, powder, pollen and crushed lime leaf. Also the Si Vinters Semillon Chardonnay 2012. More cider than wine. Unfiltered and cloudy. A Fino sherry nose, with something salty and nutty. It feels gentle and slightly microbial, and in contrast to the Giant Steps - there are no green edges. Unrelated image: Samphire from the Borough markets. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

    Wino sapienin Riesling Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Vasse Felix Cabernet sauvignon 2001

    … They say you spend the first half of your life visiting and the last revisiting. I imagine myself moving in ever smaller circles until I'm back at the start. . . This particular wine was one of the first I wrote about in 2006, I tasted it again in 2007. The first tasting note a list of words, with a small grainy picture of a cork on a keyboard…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
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