Category Archives: Other Reds

2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera

Barbera (pronounced Bar-bear-ra) is a variety that is grown in Northern Italy.  It doesn’t get treated as well as another well known variety from that region which is a shame really.  I can’t say I have tried any European versions … Continue reading

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2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese

I so admire the Italians when it comes to food, wine and life.  From what I have seen on telly, and having visited there, they always seem to know what they want, when they want it, how they want it … Continue reading

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2015 Serafino Bellissimo Nebbiolo

I don’t reckon Nebbiolo has many friends in ‘Winemakers World’.  From what I’ve read, it’s a temperamental bugger.  Difficult to grow (apparently), tight and tannic in its youth, loses its colour really early on in its life (because in its … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

Rosé can no longer be taken lightly in the world of wine in Australia.  Because of the current and unrelenting popularity, many producers are putting one into bottle.  As a result, there are many hitting the bottle shop shelves these … Continue reading

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2017 XO Wine Co. ‘Single Batch’ McLaren Vale Grenache

Here’s something you may not know about Grenache.  They grow it in China.  Yep, there is 12,000 acres of it.  Now, that sounds a lot but when you take into consideration the size of China, Grenache only takes up 0.0005% … Continue reading

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2017 LiNO RaMBLe ‘Domino’ Montepulciano

Montepulciano! I love saying that word.  Try it.  Mon-ta-pull-chee-arno!!  And make sure you emphasise the ‘ar’ bit and use plenty of hand movements.  It’s quite invigorating, just like this wine. How cool is it that you can get such an … Continue reading

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2017 LiNO RaMBLe ‘Simon Says’ Saperavi

I can’t help but mention the game that everyone is familiar with, ‘Simon Says’.  Everyone would have played it at least once in their life whether it be voluntarily or because your parents made you when you were a youngster. … Continue reading

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