Monday, 30 December 2019

Meerea Park Terracotta Semillon 2015

Picked, fermented and bottled all by July 2015, this Semillon has been deliberately held back five years before release. Those who enjoy the beauty of aged Semillon are in for a treat.

Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2019


Such a refreshing drink. Carrying 23 grams of residual sugar, hot days and spicy foods and even dumplings are all the rage with this.

Soumah Rosso d'Soumah 2018

Bringing the Italians together with this Nebbiolo and Barbera blend. A wonderfully approachable wine.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Boydell's Reserve Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018

I spied this on the shelf at a Newcastle independent retailer and curiosity got the better of me. And I'm pleased it did - a superb Shiraz Pinot Noir from the Hunter Valley.

Hart & Hunter Hunter River Riesling 2019


We were heading out for Thai so I grabbed this off the shelf at a local independent retailer in Newcastle. There are only a handful of Riesling producers in the Hunter Valley so I was keen to give this a road test.

Juniper Estate Small Batch Tempranillo 2018

A drying and sapping Tempranillo from Margaret River.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Friday, 20 December 2019

Calabria Family Wines Private Bin Nero d'Avola 2018

This Calabria Private Bin range delivers some magnificent wines for the price point. The Montepulciano is a wonderful release but this Nero stands tall for good reason.


Calabria Family Wines Private Bin Montepulciano 2018

There's a delightful vibrancy to this spicy Montepulciano as its perfume spills from the glass.


Calabria Family Wines Private Bin Pinot Bianco 2017

A textural white that needs some food beside it.


Calabria Family Wines Private Bin Vermentino 2017


A fair drink for not a lot although a couple of years has already changed its shape.

De Bortoli Noble One 2016

In the words of third generation family member Leanne De Bortoli, “It’s like a sprinkling of gold confetti to make any occasion extra special.” Another impressive Noble One release.


Auld Family Wines Strawbridge Shiraz 2017


A big and generous Barossa Shiraz ready to give the insides a cuddle on those cold winter nights - we may need to wait a while for those given present conditions...

Soumah Brachetto d'Soumah Frizzante 2019

One for yo' nanna that likes 'em sweet. Or you can just have it as a cleansing aperitif or even a match with dessert for something different.

Thursday, 19 December 2019