Monthly Archives: July 2016

2014 Serafino Grenache Shiraz Mataro

The Three Stooges, The Three Musketeers (okay there may have been four), The Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees for the young-ish folk), fit in with GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mataro of course) when it comes to world famous trios that have … Continue reading

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2013 Tom Rogers Yarra Valley Syrah

Up until now, I did not know Tom Rogers…or his wines…if indeed there is a connection with a fellow by the name of Tom Rogers and this wine. Nonetheless, if Tom Rogers does exist, I can just imagine him walking … Continue reading

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2015 Lino Ramble Tom Bowler Nero d’Avola

Two things captured my attention with this wine.  The label and the name. This wine is appealing on both counts.  The label is intriguing enough but the wine’s name drags me in from a nostalgic point of view too. For those … Continue reading

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2015 Main and Cherry Sauvignon Blanc

Family and friends would be shocked and horrified to know I’m tasting let alone drinking Sauvignon Blanc.  Yep, I’m drinking this one (truth be known, sharing it with my wife). I could go into any number of reasons why I … Continue reading

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2014 Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif

This is a wine where the label does not have to say much because the blend of Grenache (74%), Mataro (17%) and Carignan (9%) liquid inside the bottle says it all. It looks like a Pinot Noir in the glass (my … Continue reading

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2015 Hentley Farm Cabernet Sauvignon

Are you familiar with the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (in English means Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family in case you were wondering) in Barcelona?  If you’re not, let me tell you something about this church.  They … Continue reading

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2015 Hentley Farm Barossa Valley Shiraz

2015 Barossa Valley Shiraz. Sounds scary doesn’t it.  But, on this occasion it is a warm, friendly, pretty (my wife’s descriptor) and approachable wine. There’s a lot to be said for wineries producing wine and putting them out there for … Continue reading

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