Category Archives: Sparkling Wine

2017 Golden Grove SPV Sparkling Vermentino

It must be daunting to do a sparkling white wine with anything other than Chardonnay (Blanc de Blanc).  I only say that because of the reputation and expectation that the only white variety used to make a bubbles is, lets … Continue reading

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2013 MacLean Bay Sparkling Rosé

If you speak to my wife she will tell you I am a creature of habit.  This may be correct but I prefer to say I have a routine.  I don’t think this is bad thing. There is one habit … Continue reading

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Clemens Hill Vineyard & Wines

My wife and I are ‘view’ people.  By that I mean we like a view of most things, whether it be the ocean, rivers, mountains, valleys or vineyards.  Speaking of views, valleys and vineyards, you need to make an appointment (by … Continue reading

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2013 Clemens Hill Pinot Chardonnay

It’s been quite a few years since producers had to stop using the word ‘Champagne’ associated with sparkling wine unless it was from the Champagne region.  I think this was a good thing.  It stopped Champagne getting credit for quality … Continue reading

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NV Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée

Let’s face it.  We are so, so spoilt when it comes to sparkling wine in this country (among other varieties of course).  At all price points the quality is mostly pretty good.  No wonder it’s so popular.  Taylors have served … Continue reading

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2016 Yelland & Papps Devote Sparkling Vermentino

I googled Sparkling Vermentino only because I thought there can’t be much around in Australia.  I was wrong, there is a bit out there.  But, are they as good as this one! There was every intention of opening this wine … Continue reading

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2017 Lowe Wines ‘Jodie Wilbertree’ Sparkling Rosé

I’m not boasting when I say this.  I’m only saying it to make a point.  I’ve had quite a lot of sparkling rosé in my time and not one of them has tasted or presented like this one. I reckon the … Continue reading

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