Monthly Archives: July 2019

2017 Hastwell and Lightfoot Shiraz

First up, let me tell you, I am not a fan of roses.  I’m sorry, but I can not bring myself to like them.  A few years ago when my wife and I purchased our home, there were heaps of … Continue reading

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2018 Lino Ramble Grillo

There are a number of Australian producers/winemakers out there who are satisfying my desire to try wines made from alternative varieties of grapes.  Thanks to Andy and Angela from Lino Ramble for finding and bottling this gregarious, yet humble Grillo.  … Continue reading

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2016 Huntington Estate ‘Basket Dried’ Shiraz

Tim Stevens, the Huntington Estate winemaker, picked the grapes for this wine at 12.9 baumé.  Normally this translates to a wine with about the same alcohol content by the time it finds its way into bottle.  The thing is with … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

Pillow menus.  They seem to be in a lot of hotels these days.  There seems to be every ‘pillow possibility’ covered with every filling, firmness, softness and size available to suit every man, woman and child ensuring everyone gets a … Continue reading

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2013 MacLean Bay Sparkling Rosé

If you speak to my wife she will tell you I am a creature of habit.  This may be correct but I prefer to say I have a routine.  I don’t think this is bad thing. There is one habit … Continue reading

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2019 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

Recently, my wife and I decided to go for a walk in the bush.  Not that we are bush walkers by any stretch of the imagination, it was just that we were in a pristine area of Tasmania so it … Continue reading

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2018 Yelland and Papps Second Take Mataro

Mataro is so Spanish isn’t it?  I can picture a Spaniard doing the dance of the matador, dressed in his flamboyant costume, saying the word while extending the ‘a’ and rolling the ‘r’, followed by stomping his feet, then placing … Continue reading

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