Australian Wines blog articles

09 Jul 2018

Frankland Estate Poison

Frankland Estate Poison

Not that long ago we did a feature on the 2013 Frankland Estate Netley Road Riesling with great success.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

14 Jun 2018

An impressive Cabernet from McLaren Vale

An impressive Cabernet from McLaren Vale

Kevin O'Brien, the owner and winemaker at Kangarilla Road in McLaren Vale, stopped by our store recently and showed us a few of his wines from his impressive portfolio.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

06 Jun 2018

Great Value on this Margaret River Chardonnay

Great Value on this Margaret River Chardonnay

If you have paid any attention at all, you probably know that we have a fetish with pretty much anything to do with Margaret River, and if we could live there we would. One of the reasons has to be the wine

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

21 May 2018

Completely delicious dry Aussie Riesling (NOT sweet)

Completely delicious dry Aussie Riesling (NOT sweet)

South Australia and the Clare Valley in particular make some of the world's finest dry Riesling.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

16 May 2018

2014 Yalumba

2014 Yalumba

When it comes to the Barossa Valley we can honestly say that the more interesting wines we see coming out of that region are its red blends, in particular its GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro) blends.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

14 May 2018

Another outstanding effort from one of Australia's more geeky whites

Another outstanding effort from one of Australia's more geeky whites

One of Australia's great viticultural treasures is the Tahbilk Marsanne, a white Rhone varietal that this producer specializes in.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

07 May 2018

Aged to Perfection - a ten year old dry Riesling

Aged to Perfection - a ten year old dry Riesling

A ten year old white wine you say? Simply put there are few white varietals that can age to ten plus years and still be enjoyable while taking on more complex attributes.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

25 Apr 2018

A masterful play between luscious Langhorne Creek fruit and a spicy, savoury finish

A masterful play between luscious Langhorne Creek fruit and a spicy, savoury finish

Those who have followed us over the years should be very familiar with Bleasdale winery from Langhorne Creek in South Australia.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

09 Apr 2018

A beautiful Expression of a dry Riesling from Western Australia

A beautiful Expression of a dry Riesling from Western Australia

Lovers of dry Riesling take note, in particular those who love Aussie Riesling from South Australia.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Apr 2018

A Classy Cabernet from central Victoria

A Classy Cabernet from central Victoria

Tahbilk is legendary in its native Australia for having some of the oldest vines in that country and being a member of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW).

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

30 Mar 2018

A beautiful expression of Chardonnay with its clean and precise flavors

A beautiful expression of Chardonnay with its clean and precise flavors

When it comes to making really refined wines with precise flavors that are clean and beautifully balanced you would be hard pressed to find a wine region better suited for producing both Cabernet and Chardonnay than Western Australia's Margaret River.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Mar 2018

Serious Barossa Shiraz at a great price

Serious Barossa Shiraz at a great price

Founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree, Two Hands Winery is a Shiraz specialist that has changed the way people think about Australian Shiraz.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

21 Feb 2018

An impressive Margaret River Cabernet with glowing reviews

An impressive Margaret River Cabernet with glowing reviews

Margaret River was identified in 1965 as a potential site for viticulture, and the first winery, Vasse Felix, was established two years later.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

16 Feb 2018

A taste of liquid history from the oldest Shiraz vines in the world

A taste of liquid history from the oldest Shiraz vines in the world

What does liquid history taste like? Imagine drinking a bottle of champagne recovered from the wreck of the titanic, or a long forgotten Bordeaux perfectly stored for decades in a collector’s cellar.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

13 Feb 2018

Bleasdale Frank Potts 2013

Bleasdale Frank Potts 2013

Bleasdale is the second oldest family owned winery in Australia, and if Yalumba ever goes under, they will be the first.

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Posted by John   00:00:00

02 Feb 2018

Serious Value on this Cabernet from Margaret River

Serious Value on this Cabernet from Margaret River

We like Margaret River Cabernet A LOT and so should you

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Feb 2018

An exceptional Bordeaux blend with some bottle age and a big discount

An exceptional Bordeaux blend with some bottle age and a big discount

The secret has been out about Western Australia making some of the world’s best Cabernet based wines for some time now. Most people think of Margaret River, but there is another smaller and lesser known region called Frankland River.

Continue reading An exceptional Bordeaux blend with some bottle age and a big discount

Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

29 Jan 2018

A medium bodied Aussie Shiraz from an exceptional vintage

A medium bodied Aussie Shiraz from an exceptional vintage

From one of the least known and understood regions in Australia comes a wine that will please almost anyone.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

26 Jan 2018

Mates' Rates on Staff Favorite

Mates' Rates on Staff Favorite

Anyone who has Australian friends is sure to have heard the term “Mates Rates”. It is fairly self-explanatory, but basically means special pricing for friends and family.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

13 Jan 2018

Coonawarra Cabernet at its finest

Coonawarra Cabernet at its finest

Outside the Margaret River region of Western Australia, South Australia's Coonawarra is recognized as that nation's premier Cabernet producing region.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

04 Dec 2017

An impressive Barossa Shiraz makes a big comeback

An impressive Barossa Shiraz makes a big comeback

When you are hankering for a mouthful of fruit driven pleasure then an Aussie Shiraz, in this case the 2015 Schild Estate Shiraz out of the Barossa Valley, is the perfect match.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

07 Oct 2017

Nice value play on this well made Aussie Pinot Noir

Nice value play on this well made Aussie Pinot Noir

It was not that long ago that no one was taking Australia seriously when it came to Pinot Noir.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

28 Sep 2017

Another Beauty from Bruno Tait

Another Beauty from Bruno Tait

Bruno Tait is one of the more successful Aussie producers we have had the pleasure of working with, coming on twenty years with his Ball Buster blend from the Barossa.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

08 Sep 2017

A Barossa Shiraz with lifted, vibrant fruit

A Barossa Shiraz with lifted, vibrant fruit

There has been a stylistic shift in the Barossa towards wines that have freshness and balance.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

20 Jul 2017

Exceptional Margaret River Chardonnay at under $20

Exceptional Margaret River Chardonnay at under $20

Vasse Felix is recognized as one of Australia's premier wine estates, and for good reason

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

18 Jun 2017

Outstanding Langhorne Creek Shiraz receives 96 Points

Outstanding Langhorne Creek Shiraz receives 96 Points

We are huge fans of the wines from Bleasdale, based in South Australia's Langhorne Creek region

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

12 Jun 2017

Impressive GSM blend out of McLaren Vale at a very user friendly price

Impressive GSM blend out of McLaren Vale at a very user friendly price

When it comes to value and superior quality, the Robert Oatley Signature Series portfolio is pretty hard to beat.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

21 May 2017

A classy Margaret River Margaret Cabernet for under $20

A classy Margaret River Margaret Cabernet for under $20

We have been enjoying the wines of Western Australia lately. Most of the action seems to be happening on the Margaret River Peninsula near the town of Cowaramup, which is the home of Howard Park wines.

Continue reading A classy Margaret River Margaret Cabernet for under $20

Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

19 May 2017

An intriguing white Bordeaux blend out of Margaret River

An intriguing white Bordeaux blend out of Margaret River

Margaret River is right at the top of our list of favorite places. It is blessed with a remote location, gorgeous scenery, and all the attributes that allow it to make really good wine.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

08 May 2017

A rock solid Coonawarra Cabernet at a great deal!

A rock solid Coonawarra Cabernet at a great deal!

We were commenting last week about how awesome some of the new Australian wines are. They rode the wave of popularity into the ground and have been “unpopular” for a while.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

15 Apr 2017

An exceptional dry Aussie Riesling out of the Clare Valley

An exceptional dry Aussie Riesling out of the Clare Valley

Riesling is one of our favorite white varieties, period. We love the flavors that one gets out of Riesling, but many people shy away from Riesling because of the perception that all Rieslings are sweet.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

30 Jan 2017

An impressive Aussie Shiraz that brings noted value and quality at under $10

An impressive Aussie Shiraz that brings noted value and quality at under $10

Once you get past the cheeky label and try the wine you realize that there is some pretty serious juice inside.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

11 Nov 2016

A very impressive Cabernet out of the Barossa Valley

A very impressive Cabernet out of the Barossa Valley

The Lindner family are now into their 6th generation in the Barossa Valley and their family roots run deep in the region.

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Posted by Greg   00:00:00

18 Oct 2016

The inaugural release of this Cabernet from one of Margaret River's top producers

The inaugural release of this Cabernet from one of Margaret River's top producers

The Margaret River region a few hours south of Perth is one of our favorite Australian regions for premium wine production. Not only is it a gorgeous area but the wines have an amazing fruit purity that we love.

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Posted by Greg   00:00:00

03 Aug 2016

An Aussie classic that is perfect for summer drinking

An Aussie classic that is perfect for summer drinking

Turkey Flat is a winery that is known and loved by many, especially in Australia, for their wines of fruit purity and character. Widely known for their reds, their Rosé is an easy choice for summer.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

28 Jul 2016

All the generous Barossa fruit for one great price!

All the generous Barossa fruit for one great price!

The Barossa Valley has become very popular for good reason, simply put the wines offer a very generous mouthfeel and supple texture that make them super easy to drink.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

02 Jul 2016

A dry Riesling love affair

A dry Riesling love affair

Rieslings suck you in. It is easy to dismiss them based on experiences drinking some inexpensive German versions.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Jun 2016

The King is Dead, long live the King!

The King is Dead, long live the King!

A nobleman shoots an arrow that kills a king whilst deer hunting. Many generations later, the descendants of the nobleman create a delicious wine that pairs fantastically with deer.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

17 May 2016

2014 MWC (McPherson Wine company) Shiraz Mourvedre - exceptional value on this Aussie red blend

2014 MWC (McPherson Wine company) Shiraz Mourvedre - exceptional value on this Aussie red blend

When we tried this wine a little while ago we were pretty impressed with its quality and more importantly its pricing. We knew we were going to do something with it as it really ticked all the boxes.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

06 May 2016

2014 Brokenwood Semillon - another beauty from one of the Hunter Valley's premier producers

2014 Brokenwood Semillon - another beauty from one of the Hunter Valley's premier producers

There are very few wines as unique as a Hunter Valley Semillon.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

04 Apr 2016

Great value on this terrific Margaret River Cabernet

Great value on this terrific Margaret River Cabernet

Margaret River is a very special place in the world of wine. It has a reputation for making some world class Cabernets and Chardonnays.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Apr 2016

Beautiful Rhone blend with engaging fruit purity out of the Barossa

Beautiful Rhone blend with engaging fruit purity out of the Barossa

Australia is making a comeback. The wines are vastly superior to the overly grapey and out of balance with high alcohol wines of yester year.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

25 Mar 2016

The Perfect Barbeque wine

The Perfect Barbeque wine

Australia has had to live down the “Cheap and Cheerful” cliché and is now making a comeback with some very smart wines.

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Posted by Gregg   12:13:14

10 Feb 2016

2009 Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne - bottle aged to perfection

2009 Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne - bottle aged to perfection

Most wines are consumed too early in their life span where they are never allowed to reach their maximum potential or given a chance to truly reflect what makes them special.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

21 Jan 2016

A Top 100 Rhone Valley wine from Australia

A Top 100 Rhone Valley wine from Australia

We really can check all the boxes here: Top 100 wine from Wine Spectator; famous winemaker from the Rhone Valley; a pristine environment in Australia’s Pyrenees mountains; all for way under $20.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

01 Jan 2016

The best selling Aussie red for its price

The best selling Aussie red for its price

Since its first release in 1972, Wirra Wirra's Church Block has won over legions of fans for over delivering through the decades, giving it high marks on the price quality ratio rating.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

09 Nov 2015

Beautiful Fruit Purity on this Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Beautiful Fruit Purity on this Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Tasmania is about as far away as you can get. It is an isolated island, but part of Australia.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

12 Oct 2015

The new wave of Aussie Shiraz from a great vintage

The new wave of Aussie Shiraz from a great vintage

Australia has been making a serious comeback lately, thanks to a string of exceptional vintages and a better US dollar/Aus dollar exchange rate.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

24 Sep 2015

Aussie Shiraz is back and better than before

Aussie Shiraz is back and better than before

Back in the late 1990’s Aussie Shiraz had quite a run. It fell out of favor for various reasons, but recently we have tasted some fantastic Aussie wines. Some wineries went out of business, and those that were able to weather the storm have emerged making better wines.

Continue reading Aussie Shiraz is back and better than before

Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

12 Aug 2015

A McLaren Vale Cabernet that we can really get behind

A McLaren Vale Cabernet that we can really get behind

For most people, the McLaren Vale region is all about Shiraz and other Rhone grapes. When a winemaker knows how to handle Cabernet from the region, it can turn out really well.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

11 Aug 2015

Doing what McLaren Vale does best with Rhone varietals

Doing what McLaren Vale does best with Rhone varietals

The winemaking team of Susana Fernandez and Duncan Ferguson make a dynamic duo when it comes to unique, iconoclastic wines.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

05 Aug 2015

The Hermit Crab - a blend of white Rhone varietals

The Hermit Crab - a blend of white Rhone varietals

d’Arenberg has been around for four generations and during that time have pioneered the McLaren Vale region.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

15 Jul 2015

Yalumba Signature 2012 - the best in years

Yalumba Signature 2012 - the best in years

Very rarely do we send out an email and say that this is a must buy, but certain wines come along that merit the hype.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Jul 2015

Want to try a white wine from Australia that can age fantastically for a decade or more?

Want to try a white wine from Australia that can age fantastically for a decade or more?

This wine is pretty high on the esoteric factor, but is truly one of the hidden gems of Australian wine.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 May 2015

Yalumba Signature - an Australian Classic

Yalumba Signature - an Australian Classic

It is without a doubt that Yalumba sits at the top of the throne when it comes to Australian wine producers.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

04 Apr 2015

As good as you will find for the money

As good as you will find for the money

Yalumba is the oldest family owned winery in Australia, and they are responsible for producing some of the better wines form the Barossa Valley.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Apr 2015

A world class DRY Riesling!

A world class DRY Riesling!

Riesling is not a well understood grape in the sense that many wine drinkers think they are all on the sweeter side. This goes back to Germany’s history with the grape, but dry Australian Rieslings have quietly been getting huge scores and winning fans for decades.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

12 Feb 2015

Outstanding Rhone blend from a top producer

Outstanding Rhone blend from a top producer

Over the past decade Australia has regrouped and come back to the US with the juice to match. A small but strong group of winemakers are doing some great things with Rhone varietals in South Australia.

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Posted by Gregg Phillips   00:00:00

19 Sep 2014

Outstanding SGM blend from an excellent vintage in the Barossa Valley

Outstanding SGM blend from an excellent vintage in the Barossa Valley

When vintages work in your favor it is quite easy to get excited about a wine.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

20 Jun 2014

Another excellent 2010 out of McLaren Vale

Another excellent 2010 out of McLaren Vale

Wirra Wirra is known for its eccentric and outlandish ideas and also for the high standard of its wines.


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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

13 Jun 2014

Doing what McLaren Vale does best...

Doing what McLaren Vale does best...

 Chester Osborne is one of the more recognizable personalities of McLaren Vale and through his work at d’Arenberg and his outspoken, friendly demeanor he is widely known and liked.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

02 Jun 2014

Australia's viticultural gem

Australia's viticultural gem

We love trying wines that are truely unique and very interesting wines from a specific little corner of the world. Australia has many outstanding wines, many of which do not make it out that country.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

27 May 2014

Australia's secret Chardonnay region

Australia's secret Chardonnay region

Tasmania is largely unknown to many US wine drinkers, and for good reason. It is the small island state at the bottom of Australia, and has a very small wine industry.


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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

14 Nov 2013

With bubbly season around the corner, the wine was made for celebrations

With bubbly season around the corner, the wine was made for celebrations

d’Arenberg recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, making it one of the more historical wineries in Australia. Known for their quirky names and high quality wines, d’Arenberg has made a lasting impact on Australian wines.


Continue reading With bubbly season around the corner, the wine was made for celebrations

Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

10 Sep 2013

Outstanding 97pt Aussie Shiraz from French producer Michel Chapoutier

Outstanding 97pt Aussie Shiraz from French producer Michel Chapoutier

Some wines have a real story, with real people behind them and they come along with real pedigree. At the end of the day we need to pay less attention to the hype and more attention to what is in the glass.



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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

06 Aug 2013

Outstanding Rhone White blend from South Australia

Outstanding Rhone White blend from South Australia

d'Arenberg has a 100 year history and is closely linked with the history of the South Australian wine industry.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

30 Jul 2013

Vintage of the decade produces world class Aussie Shiraz

Vintage of the decade produces world class Aussie Shiraz

The 2010 vintage in South Australia was an exceptional one, with long even ripening in Barossa, McLaren Vale & Clare Valley.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

29 Jul 2013

This is our kind of Chardonnay!

This is our kind of Chardonnay!

We are big time Chardonnay fans, for all the right reasons, it is refreshing, delicious, and affordable.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

14 Jun 2013

A fresh look at Chardonnay

A fresh look at Chardonnay

If we had a dollar for each time someone told us they did not drink Chardonnay…


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Posted by Libby   00:00:00

01 Apr 2013

McLaren Vale at its best, this wine checks all the boxes...

McLaren Vale at its best, this wine checks all the boxes...

It is easy for us to say this wine has it all, but it is what is in the glass that counts, and this is the style that made Mclaren Vale famous.

Continue reading McLaren Vale at its best, this wine checks all the boxes...

Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

15 Aug 2012

Delicious tempranillo from Australia

Delicious tempranillo from Australia

Australia is a big place with many different climates, so it makes sense that some lesser known and unexpected grapes are popping up. Sangiovese, a grape suited to Mediterrenean climes is doing well in McLaren Vale, Pinot Noir is doing well in Adelaide Hills, and we have recently found a very nice Tempranillo.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

03 Aug 2012

Iconic McLaren Vale producer does it again

Iconic McLaren Vale producer does it again

d’Arenberg has established itself as one of Australia’s premier wine producers. They make a plethora of wines to meet any budget and flavor profile

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

16 Jul 2012

Another reason why we love Aussie Riesling!!!

Another reason why we love Aussie Riesling!!!

Riesling is a highly misunderstood wine, but it is also a delicious wine. Riesling from Germany is based on the sugar content at harvest, which has given birth to the complicating grading system of Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese, etc.


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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

21 May 2012

Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2009

Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2009

This is a fantastic follow up to last year's Wine Spectator Top 100 review...

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Posted by Gregg Phillips   01:23:45

21 Mar 2012

Yabby Lake Chardonnay 2005 - a Burgundian style from Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Yabby Lake Chardonnay 2005 - a Burgundian style from Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Australia made a lot of marketing mistakes over the past decade, but all the while some producers were making wines in small batches and unknown regions. This wine could leave a lot of wine geeks scratching their heads or believing they were drinking a French wine in a blind tasting.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

02 Dec 2011

Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 1999

Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 1999

What is the wine you keep looking at in your cellar but don't pull the cork? For me it was the Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 1999...



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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

26 Sep 2011

Longwood Shiraz Reserve 2005

Longwood Shiraz Reserve 2005

It is with mixed emotions as we write this. On the one hand it is a sad day to see wines like this closed out and sold to us below importer cost, which is reflective of the tough economy and a weak dollar.


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Posted by Gregg Phillips   00:00:00

10 Oct 2010

Oliverhill Red Silk Shiraz 2008

Oliverhill Red Silk Shiraz 2008

This is from one of of our favorite truely boutique wineries, from one of our favorite regions for shiraz, the McLaren Vale.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

17 Sep 2010

Flinders Run Shiraz 2006

Flinders Run Shiraz 2006

Australian Shiraz is not exactly riding the wave of popularity at the moment, but most people who claim to be over the Aussie shiraz craze have probably never heard of a region called the Southern Flinders Ranges.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

23 Aug 2010

Aussie Wines part 2

Aussie Wines part 2

Australian wines are not selling well in the USA. In part 1 we discussed how the corporate producers and the influx of critter labels have contributed to the trend. There is no shortage of real prople making real quality wine from diverse regions...

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Posted by John   14:43:00

10 Jun 2010

Australian Wine - where to now? Part 1

Australian Wine - where to now? Part 1

Gone are the days when we needed to fight off the trophy hunting consumers, beating down our doors to access high scoring Aussie delights. The conundrum of crashing export numbers to global markets in various price tiers, and producers going out of business, is certainly not something the world could ever have predicted 10 years ago when this category was ablaze with success and opportunity.

Continue reading Australian Wine - where to now? Part 1

Posted by John   10:42:00

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