Monthly Archives: July 2017

2016 De Bortoli Woodfired Heathcote Shiraz

It’s not uncommon to have wines recommended to me and I don’t mind it even more so when it comes from someone in the know. I must say though, I was not particularly enthralled when I saw the label.  In … Continue reading

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2015 Angoves Organic Shiraz Cabernet

Hands up those who love tradition.  Okay, those who put their hands up, put your hands down…please.  If I asked you about something your family has repeatedly done for years, you’d be able to tell me a story about it … Continue reading

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2016 De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio

Let’s be honest right from the start.  Nobody expects much from a bottle of wine that only costs you a tenner (that’s a $10 note in case you were wondering).  I will admit to only deciding to try this wine … Continue reading

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2016 Craigie Knowe Riesling

It is not uncommon for me to walk around my garden and come across a plant or flower I had forgotten about.  The only reason I remember it is because it finally shows itself after some sort of hiatus.  Craigie … Continue reading

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2009 Mitchell Wines Sevenhill Cabernet

The only people happy about a wine being made available to the punters at 8 years old would be the punters themselves.  The accountants would be pulling what’s left of their hair out. As far as Mitchell Wines is concerned, … Continue reading

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2015 Craigie Knowe Pinot Noir

I’m sure I’m going to get a bit of a ribbing about this, but when I saw the name Craigie Knowe, I automatically thought of some sort of little English country town.  You know like Ellesmere Port or Paddock Wood … Continue reading

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2007 Mitchell Wines McNicol Shiraz

I thought I would google 2007 to see what happened in Australia 10 years ago.  I must say, there wasn’t much in the way of positive results from the search. Thankfully, Mitchell Wines bottled a McNicol Shiraz to brighten up … Continue reading

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2013 Mitchell Wines Peppertree Shiraz

I’m a huge fan of wineries that seem to be not so ‘obvious’.  They have been around so long they don’t have to say or do much because people recognise them and respect them for their humble nature. This Mitchell … Continue reading

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2016 LiNO RaMBLe Red Rover Pinot Noir

Politicians can be so frustrating at times.  They don’t seem to be able to make a decision with something that is difficult to deal with for fear of stuffing it up or upsetting their supporters. Pinot Noir producers are no … Continue reading

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