Category Archives: Other Whites

2021 Carillion ‘Lovable Rogue’ Vermentino

Another lovable rogue to get your mitts on, gee I enjoyed this Vermentino and so did my better half.  It was such that we both even took the time to contemplate it, consider it and briefly talk about it together.  … Continue reading

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2021 Carillion ‘Lovable Rogue’ Fiano

A work colleague asked me what interesting wines I had drunk lately and, amongst others, I showed him a photo of this wine.  His response, “I’ve never heard of Fiano.”  I had a bit of a chuckle because he pronounced … Continue reading

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2021 Golden Grove Estate Vermentino

I sometimes see on social media where people I went to school with have done quite well for themselves.  Interestingly though, they were never a ‘shining light’ at school.  They were not a teacher’s pet nor a star sports person, … Continue reading

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2021 Golden Grove Estate Sauvignon Blanc

A few years ago now, I said some unkind words about Sauvignon Blanc.  In my defence, it was said when the market was flooded with cheap and nasty ‘stuff’.  Around that time, my exposure to the variety would have been … 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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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Adelaide Vineyards Pinot Grigio

While tasting this wine and making some notes, I got to thinking; when did I first consider this particular variety (I include the Pinot Gris style as well in that thought)? Having been involved with wine shows over quite a … Continue reading

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Rare Ozzies. A Hundred Rare Australian Wine Varieties. Author: Darby Higgs (Vinodiversity)

I used to read a lot. I still read quite a bit but not as much as I used to or should. I’ve read pretty thick books that involved plenty of pages, almost into the four digits. From what I … Continue reading

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Hastwell & Lightfoot ‘Fat and Skinny’ Pinot Grigio & Rosé

How good is it that summer is only a 27 days away. I don’t know about you but I tend to start scanning bottle shop shelves, checking out Instagram and looking at wine websites for summer wines that people are … Continue reading

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2020 Selena Estate ‘You, Me and Pinot Gri…gio’

If you’re like me, and you just have to visit a bottle shop for one reason or another, you have to have a bit of scour of the shelves and see what’s there. I call it research. Someone very close … 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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