Monthly Archives: March 2019

2018 Atze’s Corner ‘Wild Rose’ Rosé

It’s less than a week since I last drank a rosé and the quality I’ve been seeing is outstanding.  I can definitely understand why it has made a huge comeback in the wine world.  Winemakers are taking the style very … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Chardonnay is not just a white wine.  I mean, it is a white wine but it’s a deserved white wine.  By deserved, I mean treated how it deserves to be treated.  I’m talking the right weather, proper glassware and the … Continue reading

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2018 De Iuliis Rosé

Gone are the days when Rosé sat forever and a day on the bottle shop shelf and there may have been one, possibly two, in the fridge.  From conversations with a few bottle shop managers I know, things have certainly … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot Montepulciano

When I was trying this wine, I got to thinking.  Back in the mid 1800’s when vines were starting to be planted in Mclaren Vale, I wonder if John Reynell and/or Thomas Hardy ever thought to plant Montepulciano vines?  I … Continue reading

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2017 Windowrie Family Reserve Chardonnay

Here we are half way through March and the weather is still being very kind to us.  Even here in Hobart we are having glorious sunny days and warm evenings, extending the use of our outdoor dining area into the … Continue reading

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Clemens Hill Vineyard & Wines

My wife and I are ‘view’ people.  By that I mean we like a view of most things, whether it be the ocean, rivers, mountains, valleys or vineyards.  Speaking of views, valleys and vineyards, you need to make an appointment (by … Continue reading

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2016 Ridgemill Estate The Lincoln Shiraz

I’ve written about me having preconceived ideas regarding wine before, however on this occasion, the focus is on a couple from Western Australia, who are good friends of mine, and work in the hospitality world.  Visiting my home, they were … Continue reading

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2016 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

I’m pretty sure I have previously and unashamedly mentioned that I am an Aussie Chardonnay fan.  I have to admit to being bias towards those from my home state, but I’m lucky enough to have tried excellent examples from Coonawarra, … Continue reading

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2018 Sandergrove Estate ‘Straw Boss’ Adelaide Hills Riesling

It wasn’t that long ago I got into a mates car expecting it to be just like any other version of that particular car but alas, no.  Apart from being built the same, looking the same, having the same name … Continue reading

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2017 Yalumba ‘Samuel’s Collection’ Barossa Shiraz Cabernet

This Shiraz Cabernet is part of the, soon to be released, ‘Samuel’s Collection’ range also consisting of a Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Eden Valley Viognier, Eden Valley Chardonnay and Eden Valley Roussanne.  Sporting a … Continue reading

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