Showing posts with label Cask Wine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cask Wine. Show all posts

Monday 6 December 2021

Hey Tomorrow Mac Forbes Sauvignon Blanc 2021

How to make goon bags fancy - put Mac Forbes' name on the front. I've gotta say, I was more than curious as a result.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Winesmiths Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Not all cask wine should be painted with a brush that suggests they are nasty. Here is an easy-drinking and approachable wine that comes in an easy-carry 2L package. 

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Winesmiths Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Time for a cask wine review, it's been a while too. Not everyone sits in the corporate box drinking wonderful wines - I get that. Here's one from the nosebleed section of the stadium.

Monday 9 March 2015

Friday Drinks Radio 4BC 6 March - Cask Wine

One of Australia's greatest inventions would have to be the wine cask. The old bag in a box. This year it celebrates 50 years!

Listen in here as I chat to Ben Davis about cask wines and the quality has significantly improved. So much so, company's are now putting their bottle quality wines in the bag.

A couple to keep an eye out for:

Thursday 19 February 2015

Brookland Valley Verse 1 Cabernet Merlot 2013

Casks are seen as a cheap drink and not up to scratch in the eyes of some, and then this Magnum range from Accolade bobs up and puts this theory to rest.

All wines are bottle quality - you can try and compare them for yourself. The bottled gear will be on the shelf in the same establishment you can buy this cask. But what you get here is the convenience of the go anywhere package - and twice the volume.

Good stuff this. Really good in fact. Blackberry and dark plum fruits smother the mouth. There's a nudge of bay leaf too, that little savoury edge that the Margaret River region has over its rivals. But in all, it's just juicy and tasty wine. A decent length too makes this a great option to take to a barbeque, picnic, camping with the bonus of having 1.5L under your wing compared to the standard 750mL of a bottle.

A drink now type wine - please don't age a cask! The added bonus is that this will last a couple of month after being opened; certainly not the case with a wine in bottle.

Good wine and a bargain for what you get.

Region: Margaret River
RRP: $23

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Brookland Valley Verse 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This offers good refreshment.

All the usual characteristics which Sauvignon Blanc toss up are present here. I do like the snow pea character which reminds me of a salad I do with that and mango during summer. This would sit well alongside it, that's for sure. A nice wash of citrus sweeps through too.

A clean and crisp easy drinking wine which has warm days and sunshine written all over it.


Region: Margaret River
RRP: $23

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