Category Archives: Other Reds

Grey Sands Pinot Blanc and Blanc de Noir

If you haven’t already done so, do yourself a favour and look up at the sky at night?  So many stars!  Some brighter than others, of course, but all shine and contribute to the wonder that is the Milky Way.  … Continue reading

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2021 The Natural Wine Co Lightly Sparkling Wines

Sometimes it is so good to just have a wine and not think about it too much.  Find a glass, crack the screwcap, pour it, sit, relax aaaaaand drink!  I suppose you could call it the simple approach to wine … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Malbec

You know when someone gets really excited about wanting to tell you something. They tend to talk flat out like there is only a set amount of time to tell you before it becomes old news. I tend to let … Continue reading

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2019 Golden Grove Estate Mourvèdre

If you are reading this and are 168 years old (not likely of course), your parents planted the seed for you to grow the same year the first Mourvèdre vines were planted in Australia, 1853 in the Barossa Valley, and … Continue reading

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2019 Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese & Tempranillo Releases

If you are a cricket fan, you love it when your favourite batsman scores a hundred (runs) and, when they don’t reach such a milestone, but still make a few runs for the team, we tend to find the positives … Continue reading

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2019 Golden Grove Estate Malbec

Put your hand up if you have walked into a bottle shop and asked for a bottle of Malbec. Thought so…not many people have. Okay, so, that’s just an assumption by me but a pretty fair one I reckon. Let’s … Continue reading

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2019 Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Joven Tempranillo

Taking nothing away from plenty of other wines I have been drinking, I am really enjoying this style of red wine.  There seems to be quite a few available now that have freshness coupled with plenty of flavour without needing a … Continue reading

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2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Merlbec

Merlot and Malbec together, in a bottle, under a screwcap, would have to be a rare occurrence surely?  Normally they form part of the famous Bordeaux blend quintet with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  Could you imagine Angus … 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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2019 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Malbec

I have a mate who definitely, without question, knows about wine.  Mainly from one particular state but has been involved in many a tasting and judging panel over the years.  I will never forget a comment he made a couple … Continue reading

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