Monthly Archives: October 2020

2017 Black Wines Mudgee Riesling

There are over 2,300 wine producers in Australia (according to 2019-20 data). Now, as much as I would like to, I doubt I will ever get to try a wine from every single one of them, and one of the … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Vermentino

I like the word ‘Vermentino’.  When I say it, I feel I don’t have to put any emphasis on any of the characters.  They seem to speak for themselves.  When the word adorns a bottle of wine, I have a … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache

It’s easy to get carried away with a quality wine that captures your senses when you open it, pour it, take in the aromas and, of course, taste it.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I consider myself … Continue reading

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2016 Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz

Many years ago now my wife and I designed and built our first ‘together’ home.  By built, I mean we hired sub-contractor tradies to build it for us.  Anyway, we knew exactly what it was going to look like when … Continue reading

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2016 Angullong Orange Region Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently I had a conversation with a young bloke who knew I was into wine.  He told me Cabernet was his go-to wine.  Two things surprised me about the comment.  Firstly, a young bloke talking about wine instead of beer, … Continue reading

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2018 Angullong Orange Region Merlot

On the weekend, just as it started to rain, we managed to finish the mulching but we didn’t get a chance to look and admire our handiwork.  Once inside out of the rain, I looked out of our lounge-room window … Continue reading

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2018 Shanahans ‘Silence is Golden’ Barossa Valley Shiraz

The meaning of ‘Silence is Golden’ is not befitting of this wine. Not by a long shot!  It pretty much means that it is often wise to say nothing.  Now, if I was the winemaker or owner or wine rep … Continue reading

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