Monthly Archives: August 2019

2019 Golden Grove Estate Rosé Brosé

I may be going over old ground here but, I think I’ve mentioned a few times now that, in my opinion, the best varieties to use for Rosé are Shiraz, Sangiovese, Grenache and Cabernet Franc.  How chuffed was I to … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Joven Tempranillo

When it comes to wine and food matching, from what I’ve been told and read, it’s about flavours and textures and all that sort of thing.  I’m not so sure it has to be an Italian wine with Italian food … Continue reading

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2017 Angullong Orange Region Shiraz

Word of advice.  Don’t ask someone if they’d like to try an Orange Shiraz.  I have no idea why I phrased the question that way.  Anyway, when I noticed the quizzical facial response, I quickly corrected myself and said a … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Estate Nero D’Avola

It gets pretty damn cold here in Hobart during the winter months, but temperatures can get even lower in Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt in Queensland.  Seriously!  As an example, about a month ago at 6.30 in the morning, it … Continue reading

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2016 Grey Sands Pinot Gris

There is something to be said for consistency when it comes to producing wine.  That is why some wine shows have a ‘Wines of Provenance’ Class.  This class of wines is usually made up of three wines with a minimum … Continue reading

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2018 Golden Grove Granite Belt Durif

For ages I thought Durif and Petite Sirah were one and the same grape.  Well, I was wrong.  Don’t I feel like an idiot.  Durif is a cross between Syrah and a grape variety I’ve never heard of, Peloursin (apparently … Continue reading

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2019 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Vermentino

I’ve spoken to quite a few friends about the wines coming out of the Granite Belt and, not surprisingly, they were quite surprised to hear of the type of climate they have and how long they have contributed to the … Continue reading

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