Red Wine

Zonte’s Footstep

Every week a group of us get together, the number changes each week depending on availability but the group ranges from wine judges to teachers and welders, solicitors and bankers and stay at home mums. All of us have different views on what we look for in a wine, how much of a wine we would consume in a sitting, how long we would keep it open in the fridge for or how much we would pay for a wine....

Seabrook The Merchant Shiraz 2016

The Seabrook name is synonymous with wine in Australia. From expert wine judges to negociants, exporters and in the last few generations as winemakers with Hamish Seabrook being the 5th generation involved in the wine industry. His range of Seabrook wines have expanded from originally being a Victorian Shiraz to now cover wines from his own family vineyards in the Barossa and fruit from contract g...

Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz 2015

One of the bonuses of all this COVID madness is that its given me time to clean up around the place. Last week I moved a box to find a sample wine from Huntington Estate that had somehow escaped and become hidden away under a pile of stuffed toys. The timing was perfect for our regular Wednesday tastings, and cracked the top off the Huntington Estate 2015 Special Reserve Shiraz, more commonly refe...

What makes a wine “Premium”

what makes a premium wine "premium"

Take Away Foods and drink matching

Wondering what to match with your take away food whilst all this madness is happeniig?

All the way with Rosé!

the beast that is Rosé juggernaut shows no sign of stopping its momentum in the Asutralian wine market. And nor should it really. We are seeing more and more of the style drafted in the dry savoury end of the spectrum, our lifestyle, climate and foods we enjoy just work so well with the style of wine. The days of it just being a summer quaffer is gone as this savoury style drinks well year ’...

Angullong Wines

About 350kms west of Sydney, and 35kms south of Orange, nestled in the foothills of Mount Canobolas sits the vineyards for Angullong Wines. It’s one of the largest vineyards in the area with a total of 220 hectares or 550 acres under vine. The property has been in the Crossing family since 1950 and has been run as a successful sheep and cattle station prior to diversifying into grape growing...

Campo Viejo

Its not often that I see samples of imports, but a few weeks ago we sat down to what is probably the best known name in Rioja wine. Campo Viejo, Spain’s Winery of the Year, (now fully imported by Pernod Ricard) has won its the sixth Winery of the Year award, cementing their place as the “go to” Rioja wine, the region best known for its Tempranillo. But its been at the cutting edg...

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