Tuesday, 15 October 2019
It was tools down in the office and all hands on deck when the ladies at Oliver's Taranga all went into the winery to produce this fifth release Mencia Rosé named after them - the Chicas!
Sunday, 13 October 2019
A super easy Semillon to kick back with. The freshness and wonderful fruit presented in Hunter Valley Semillon nowadays is just fabulous. Here's a great place to get your head back into the game if you've been missing from the Hunter Semillon party.
A snap decision to have some Chinese called for an easy slurp. I found this in the bottleshop next door - job done.
Friday, 11 October 2019
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Mark Ravenscroft has a deft touch when it comes to Tempranillo. Some in the region suggest he makes the best one. This 2019 release is a beauty.
I was keen to ask winemaker Mark Ravenscroft what makes this the "Good Girls" Chardonnay and if there was a "Bad Girls" version, but after a busy vintage making his own wines and those for a few others in the region, he has wandered over to Japan for a few weeks to support his beloved Springboks at the Rugby World Cup.
A trip to Ravens Croft is always time well spent when on the Granite Belt. This Pinot Grigio is a case in point.
Sunday, 6 October 2019
As beads of sweat run down your brow this summer, this is a cool climate Riesling primed to help cool your heels.
Reserve Shiraz from Robert Channon. Good to see a current release with a few years already under its belt.
Many varieties work well on the Granite Belt but I'm yet to be convinced Pinot Noir is one of them. That said, I'll keep trying and looking at them with an open mind.
It's been a while since I've popped into the Robert Channon cellar door. Here's a wine I have not seen previously.
Saturday, 5 October 2019
Friday, 4 October 2019
Heartland Sposa e Sposa celebrates the successful marriage of Italian grapes, Lagrein and Dolcetto, two northern Italian grape varieties that are suited to Langhorne Creek climate.
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Winemaker Peter McGlashan wants nothing more but to produce the best Chardonnay he can. He loves the stuff. Each vintage he is quite considered about his approach in his pursuit of excellence. The purity and elegance evident in this release is impressive.
Rock-solid Cabernet from Mudgee's Huntington Estate. The type of wine you want to curl up with watching the Wallabies dominate the Rugby World Cup or as you read your favourite book. Hang on, let's just stick to reading your favourite book...