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Wine lovers musings, amusings and news

beefarmer

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tonight 8pm AEST:



Bringing their formidable expertise to the all-star tasting panel will be VIPs representing Australia’s pre-eminent wine publications – James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion), Huon Hooke (The Real Review), Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front), and Andrew Caillard MW (Penfolds: The Rewards of Patience).
I have to say does anyone regards a JH 95 as anything worth buying?
Shame perhaps
 

qaz

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Merrick Watts: Grapes of Mirth


Langton's Live: Penfolds 2020 Collection with Peter Gago @ 5.30-6.30pm AEST next Friday 7th August


 

qaz

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Free - The Real Review LIVE: Investment Wines with Huon Hooke @ 6pm AEST Thursday 3rd September
  • Mount Mary Quintet 2015 - HH97
  • Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No. 1 2018 - HH98
  • Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2016 - HH96
  • Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - HH97
  • Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2017 - HH95
  • Henschke Mount Edelstone 2015 - TP96
  • Langmeil Winery The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 2017 - HH95
  • Penfolds Grange 2016 - HH97


  • Penfolds Grange 2016 - RKP98
  • Yarra Yering Carrodus Shiraz 2018 - RKP96
  • Tahbilk 1860 Vines Shiraz 2015 - RKP95
  • S.C. Pannell Clarendon Smart Grenache 2018 - RKP95
  • Hewitson Old Garden Vineyard 2016 - RKP96
  • Seppeltsfield Rich Rare Apera, DP38 Solero, Barossa - HH96
  • Equipo Navazos I Think Manzanilla En Rama - HH96
  • Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz 2018, Mornington Peninsula - HH96
  • Comyns & Co. Reserve Shiraz 2018, Hunter Valley - HH95
  • Ulithorne Avitus Shiraz 2017, McLaren Vale - HH95
  • Eldorado Road Comrade Nero D'Avola 2018, North-East Victoria - HH95
  • Grove Estate Sommita Nebbiolo 2018, Hilltops - HH95
 

Jczer000

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For those after a bit of virtual wine tourism. The below link contains the Wine Companion's cellar door series put on by Channel 31 Melbourne. Decent coverage of wineries across Aus ( and recently NZL).

 
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wine-muller

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Giant steps acquired by Jackson Family Wines. While this will undoubtedly allow mean better exposure in the US market I wonder what it will mean for the long term quality of the brand?
Just look at the other producers Jackson Family are running in Aus - Yangarra & Hickinbotham - arguably amongst the top producers in McLaren Vale at the moment. I see no reason to fear the Giant Steps acquisition.
 

qaz

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6pm AEST this Sunday 30th August: The Bibendum Tapes - Sherry & Equipo Navazos with Jesús Barquín, The Sherry Hunter
Zoom - Meeting ID: 979 4559 0667 - Passcode: 859143
The tasting component will focus on three new La Bota releases (15% off all Navazos sherries @ Rathdowne Cellars until Sunday)
  • Navazos 'La Bota 85' Fino Que Va Para Amontillado - MB96 - $127.50
  • Navazos 'La Bota 91' Fino Macharnudo Alto Jerez - MB95 - $97.75
  • Navazos 'La Bota 93' Manzanilla - MB94 - $92.65
 

qaz

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Wynns John Riddoch & The World of Cabernet Sauvignon
7-8pm AEST Thursday 10th September via Zoom - free


Please join our host Jane Anson (Bordeaux Correspondent of the UK’s influential Decanter Magazine) and a panel of distinguished experts who will discuss the character, potential, and history of Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia.

Jane Anson will explore these topics, the story of John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and the fascinating business of "La Place” with Sue Hodder (Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s winemaker) Andrew Caillard MW (author of “Imagining Coonawarra”) and Tom Portet (Director “Courtier" of Australian First Growths).

This presentation promises to offer a unique insight into the development and ambitions of a prized Australian First Growth.


Imagining Coonawarra, the story of John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, is available in hard copy or ebook format. The free ebook version is available for Apple users here and PC/Kindle users here.
 

tielec

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It seems Champagne sales has fallen right off a cliff. This is consistent with the amount of Champagne sales we have seen over the last few months. Perhaps even more bargains in the future, or a long term price adjustment.
 

qaz

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Jczer000

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Wynns John Riddoch & The World of Cabernet Sauvignon
7-8pm AEST Thursday 10th September via Zoom - free


Please join our host Jane Anson (Bordeaux Correspondent of the UK’s influential Decanter Magazine) and a panel of distinguished experts who will discuss the character, potential, and history of Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia.

Jane Anson will explore these topics, the story of John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and the fascinating business of "La Place” with Sue Hodder (Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s winemaker) Andrew Caillard MW (author of “Imagining Coonawarra”) and Tom Portet (Director “Courtier" of Australian First Growths).

This presentation promises to offer a unique insight into the development and ambitions of a prized Australian First Growth.


Imagining Coonawarra, the story of John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, is available in hard copy or ebook format. The free ebook version is available for Apple users here and PC/Kindle users here.
Looking forward to this. Jane is one of the most level headed and insightful international wine commentators, not one to shy away from bordeaux's shortcomings. Would love to grab a copy of her book but Nick's markup is exorbitant.

...but apparently still sold out
 
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