Month: April 2019

Robert Stein 2017 SRG - Semillon Riesling Gewurztraminer

Perfect Partner Found

At last we have a suitable white for Asian-fusion dishes The rise of Asian fusion style restaurants and our penchant for dishes with a hint of spice has seemingly caught Australian winemakers a little by surprise; is it just me or is there a dearth of wine lists with a wide selection of whites with…
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Brockenchack Wines

Brockenchack Wines

It’s confession time, and while I hesitate to admit it, the reality is I was wrong. Erroneous, incorrect or just plain mistaken, I was firmly of the view that longtime Sunshine Coast resident, Trevor Harch, had gone stark raving mad when he first told me that he had purchased a vineyard near Keyneton in the…
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Murray Street 2017 Red Label "The Barossa" GSM

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Murray Street Vineyards 2017 Red Label “The Barossa” Fans of the comedy series, Frasier, would be acquainted with the French style, Châteauneuf-du-Pape; the red wine that Frasier Crane is frequently observed ordering while eating out at French restaurants. It’s a blend of red varietals from a region in the southern Rhône area near Avignon which…
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Temple Bruer Wines

While the French and the Americans are still fighting about what it means to be an “organic” wine, there are some up-and-coming Australian producers who are kicking goals with “preservative free” styles of popular varietals; wineries like Temple Bruer in South Australia who are not only organic but also vegan friendly. I hadn’t ever had…
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Altero Nero d' Avola

Altero, Nero d’ Avola

It’s an ironic twist, but as a child I loathed any mention of the Coorong or South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. But these days start talking Fleurieu or Currency Creek, and like Pavlov’s Dog, my taste buds set my salivary glands in to overdrive! It must have been the English teachers I had for parents but…
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