Category Archives: Other Whites

2017 Inverquharity Gewürztraminer

First up I’m going to say, it is much easier to drink this wine than it is to spell the above two words.  Just out of interest, Jancis Robinson said, “Gewürztraminer has the dubious dual distinction of being the easiest … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Devote Rousanne

Rousanne is a grape that originated in the northern Rhône area of France and, from the pictures I’ve seen, they are reddish-brown in colour.  Roux is the French word for this colour meaning russet and it’s believed this is where … Continue reading

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2017 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

When it comes to white wine varieties that are either hard to pronounce or difficult to spell, we can thank the Spanish for Albariño, the Austrians (amongst others) for Grüner Veltliner, the Italians (mainly) for Gewürztraminer and now, the Greeks for Assyrtiko. Peter … Continue reading

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2017 Paracombe Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

This may come as a surprise to some but, on the weekend I was speaking with a fellow who works in a Hobart bar and, dare I say it, the talk was about wine.  Something he said came as no … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Organic Sauvignon Blanc

I learnt a valuable lesson thanks to this wine.  I put this wine in a fridge which I know is set at a temperature for beer…to make it cold…pretty cold…like beer should be.  It really came down to poor planning … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Vermentino

There are many things I like about this wine (and another white wine in the Second Take range) but one I want to mention is that it sort of made me step outside my comfort zone when it comes to … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Vermentino

The first thing I’m going to do with this post is thank Michael and Susan of Yelland & Papps for introducing me to this variety.  It’s simply a lovable alternative to the mainstream bunch of wines that I still enjoy, … Continue reading

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