Category Archives: Shiraz

2019 Carillion Origins ‘Feldspars’ Orange Region Shiraz

I can’t say that a piano accordion is one of my favourite instruments, but I can’t say I dislike it either.  If you’ve walked through small villages in some European countries, you hear them quite often and they blend in … Continue reading

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2019 Huntington Estate Grand Reserve Basket Press Shiraz

When it comes to a combination lock, you have to get the numbers right and in the correct order, to release the lock and access what is being secured. If you don’t, it just doesn’t work and, let’s face it, … Continue reading

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2019 Carillion Wines ‘Fenestella’ Hunter Valley Shiraz

Sometimes when you say something, and/or how you say it, can completely change a situation, circumstance or decision.  Recently, on a Monday, my wife made the decision to have, “…no more wine until Friday.”  Fair enough, her prerogative.  However, when … Continue reading

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Huntington Estate ‘Estate’ Range Red Releases

I can remember many years ago when I bought some road maps for a planned trip to ‘the mainland’ (Google Maps was a mere figment of somebody’s imagination back then). You know, those ones that folded out to the size … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz

I live in a very photogenic part of Tasmania.  When I’m walking or driving around the area, I can’t help but want to capture a sunrise or sunset, a reflection on an inland waterway, or a wombat as he waddles … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz

I was listening to a podcast of a fellow who has, literally, mapped the human brain.  I won’t go into how he did it (it’s pretty gory) but, the result was such that he was able to see, apart from … Continue reading

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2020 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Shiraz

Margaret River is not the only wine region on this big island continent of ours where Shiraz plays second fiddle to an apparently more ‘noble’ grape, Cabernet Sauvignon.  It’s a shame really.  I say that only because it’s almost a … Continue reading

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2018 Grey Sands Shiraz

Way back in the early years of ‘the law’, if a group or gang was involved in an offence, all those charged would have to be in court for the matter to be heard.  If one was not present, the … Continue reading

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2020 Pig in the House Organic Shiraz

This may sound a bit odd, but when I opened this wine, poured it, smelt it and then tasted it, the first thing that came to mind (with a grin on my face) was, gee this is a cheeky little … Continue reading

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2019 Castle Rock Estate Shiraz & Pinot Noir Releases

I decided to do some research on Rob Diletti to find out if he had any pastimes.  When I googled him, plenty of good information came up; twice being a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Winemaker of the … Continue reading

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