Category Archives: Uncategorized

2021 Clandestine Vineyards ‘Hearts and Minds’ Grenache

I don’t know how many parents expect much from their new born child in the first year of its life. Yes, putting on some weight, reacting to its environment, stimulated by sounds and certainly getting attention.  I’m going to go … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Patina Orange Region Pinot Noir

When tasting a wine, I like to make notes.  Tasting this wine, I wrote: “this is not your normal Pinot.”  After re-reading my notes I thought, gee, that’s subjective.  One person’s ‘not normal’ could be another’s normal.  This can relate … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2016 Brand & Sons Family Reserve Coonawarra Cabernets

Have you ever travelled through a city on a Sunday morning and heard the sound of church bells ringing?  If you are like me, I always thought it was like there was no actual tune to it, almost like just … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) PB White Blend No.1

Did you ever watch the ABC music quiz show Spicks and Specks?  There was a segment where a small band would play songs and the contestants would have to pick the tune.  The members of the band would often play … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2015 Levantine Hill Sparkling Rosé

Have you ever watched a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve?  The pyrotechnicians do an excellent job organising it, sending them up at particular times, in a particular order and with just the right interval in between.  Have you noticed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2020 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Chardonnay

I read a newspaper article the other day about Verandas, the extension of our indoor living space that is attached to the outside of our homes.  A place to sit, enjoy the view and take in all that is happening … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Shanahans ‘Silence is Golden’ Barossa Valley Shiraz

The meaning of ‘Silence is Golden’ is not befitting of this wine. Not by a long shot!  It pretty much means that it is often wise to say nothing.  Now, if I was the winemaker or owner or wine rep … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Rousanne

This is such a cool wine.  Another of the Yelland & Papps range that really gets my mouth watering in anticipation when I know it’s on its way to my home.  It’s certainly not your normal Rousanne of course but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2015 Oliver’s Taranga Al Fresco Grenache

This is very much Al Fresco in a bottle.  Add to that the verstility of Grenache and you have a match made in food and wine heaven on a lazy Autumn afternoon The fresh and lively flavours of red fruits … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment