Category Archives: Other Reds

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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2015 Gartelmann ‘Rylstone’ Mudgee Petit Verdot

Let me start by saying, there is nothing petite about this Petit Verdot.  The colour, the aromas, the flavours, the level of interest it generated or the bang you get for your buck.  I’m not saying it’s the type of … Continue reading

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2017 Shanahans Wines ‘Resisting Temptation’ Rosé

If I had to nominate a my favourite grape variety when it comes to a rosé it would have to be Grenache.  Shiraz comes in second and very close in third spot is Sangiovese, so you can imagine my excitement when … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Rosé

Rosé, Rosé, Rosé.  Where for out thou Rosé?  Well, these days, everywhere and what a good thing that is. This is going to please a huge group of punters.  With its free run juice, wild ferment, vegan friendly approach and a damn good … Continue reading

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2107 Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro

Take a moment to think about the wines that have got you really excited and I mean really excited.  The ones that bring an instant smile to your face, has you looking around in wonder then back at the glass … Continue reading

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