Author Archives: Tony Peters

2014 Brand & Sons CBD Coonawarra Single Vineyard Shiraz

Most people would know the term CBD as an acronym for the Central Business District of a capital city.  If you have ever been in the CBD, you would know it is a hive of activity pretty much from dawn … Continue reading

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2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Marsanne Rousanne

Marsanne Rousanne.  Those two words would fit perfectly for the name of a French artist don’t you think?  Imagine this if you will; the art would use subtle shades, bold colours and different textures to highlight the finite detail of … Continue reading

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Patina Orange Region Chardonnay Releases

Summer may have left us 47 days ago but, even down here in Tassie, we have been experiencing some (not all) beautiful warm and sunny days.  It’s almost like Autumn wasn’t ready to step in and asked Summer to hang … Continue reading

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2017 Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz

I was listening to a podcast recently of the world’s first female roadie, Aussie Tana Douglas.  Fascinating lady.  She spent time with many famous bands and musicians but what stuck in my head was when she spoke about AC/DC, but … Continue reading

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2020 Robert Stein White Label Riesling

Smoke free zones.  They are everywhere these days.  They have even made the CBD of Hobart a smoke free zone.  Good thing too. How good (and lucky) is it that Robert Stein wines have their own little smoke free zone … Continue reading

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2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) PB White Blend No.1

Did you ever watch the ABC music quiz show Spicks and Specks?  There was a segment where a small band would play songs and the contestants would have to pick the tune.  The members of the band would often play … Continue reading

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2016 Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon

I was talking to someone about this wine and, for some reason, I said Cabaret instead of Cabernet.  I must admit to having a bit of a chuckle to myself because I immediately thought of the song ‘Cabaret’ by Liza … Continue reading

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2020 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Rosé

What a terrific Rosé!  Loved it!  Buy some!  Simple as that.  End of review.  Okay, so, I probably should expand on this a little to explain why I was so taken by it, and it wasn’t just me.  Everyone I … Continue reading

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2018 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Muscadelle

Confession time (this could be embarrassing).  Let me give you some background first.  So, about 3 or so years ago, I began checking out some alternate grape/wine varieties and discovered quite a few beauties.  When this wine arrived, with some … Continue reading

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2019 Huntington Estate Merlot

If they could think and have an opinion in the land of the red grape, I wonder if ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’ would be a thing.  Do you know what I mean?  When there is a ‘Noble Variety’ and a ‘most … Continue reading

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