Monthly Archives: April 2019

2015 Huntington ‘Bin 25’ Cabernet Sauvignon

There’s plenty of ‘new wave’ things around these days.  At my age, I have trouble keeping up with all the new gadgets and gizmos in the high tech world.  To a certain extent it’s no different in the wine world.  … Continue reading

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2015 Huntington Estate ‘Bin 18’ Shiraz

I would love to see the look on a winemaker’s face and her/his reaction and excitement at finding a barrel or two of something just that little bit special.  A wine that shows that extra ‘something’ about their vineyard.  I … Continue reading

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2018 De Iuliis Hunter Valley Semillon

It’s interesting the reactions I get when I mention to people how I have always been a fan of Semillon.  Well, maybe not always.  More so since the first time I tried it which would be over twenty years ago.  … Continue reading

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2018 Pig in the House Shiraz

I get more than a little frustrated when people say, “Life’s too short to drink cheap wine”.  I can fully understand it when people say, “Life’s too short to drink bad wine”, which makes much more sense to me.  I … Continue reading

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2017 Huntington Estate Cabernet Shiraz

It’s been said over and over again; Cabernet/Shiraz, or Shiraz/Cabernet, is the classic, quintessential, Australian ‘Claret’.  It doesn’t matter what the proportions are of each, it still deserves the term ‘classic’.  This particular wine is not just classic (my popular … Continue reading

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2017 Grey Sands Blanc de Noir

Dare to be different.  We see it everyday.  It could be the way some people dress, colour their hair, cut their sandwich or position their driver’s seat.  But it is only different to us because it’s not how we wear … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell & Lightfoot Tempranillo

How’s this for coincidence.  Very recently we went to a dinner with a group of wine appreciative friends and one of the group brought up the variety Tempranillo.  He gave us three different versions of the word in the space … Continue reading

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2017 Windowrie Family Reserve Pinot Noir

My wife and I are drinking more and more Pinot Noir these days.  Not that we are drinking less of the other red varieties, it’s just that during the warmer months, Pinot is less weighty for our palates to have … Continue reading

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2018 Resolution Vineyard Pinot Noir

Boy and girl go to a vineyard in 2011. Boy and girl love the pinot noir and the views from the vineyard. Boy and girl decide to get married at said vineyard in 2012. Boy and girl help out at … Continue reading

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2018 Atze’s Corner Wild Rose Vermentino

I read an article recently (this one) that suggested Vermentino could be the “next big thing in Australian wine”.  Well, I can understand that.  I’ve tried a few and I don’t mind admitting to being a bit of a fan.  … Continue reading

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