Category Archives: Cabernet sauvignon

D’Arenberg – traditional trailblazers ticking all the boxes!

On a cold Wednesday evening in June I went with some friends to a tasting of d’Arenberg wines at Fassina in Somerton Park, Adelaide. Anyone who lives in Australia and drinks wine knows of d’Arenberg and would instantly recognise the … Continue reading

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Oh rot! Diseases mar a bumper season in key winegrape-growing areas of Australia

Australia’s 2011 vintage will be one to cause grapegrowers and winemakers both extremes of emotions. With the exception of Western Australia which has had hot and dry conditions this vintage, there have been nation-wide unseasonably wet and cool conditions. Being … Continue reading

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An evening with the Super Tuscans on St Paddy’s Day!

On St Patrick’s Day 2011 I was not downing the traditional Guinness or Jameson’s but rather, indulging my love for wine and my love for learning about wine – at Edinburgh Cellars in Adelaide, where Jacopo Pandolfini presented a range … Continue reading

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South Australia’s first state cellar door wine festival!

  On 25 February 2011, the first ever state cellar door festival was launched in Adelaide. Over 100 wineries attended, each presenting their best wares. It stretched over three days – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and the perfectly chosen venue was … Continue reading

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Pirramimma releases its super premium ACJ – it had better be good – and it is!

When a renowned family-owned winery releases only the second vintage of its super premium wine, named after its founder and pitched at a standard a notch above its already consistently good premium wine range – it had better be good! … Continue reading

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Tigs takes to the Riverland!

I headed north east from Adelaide to visit the Riverland for the first time in my four years in South Australia. Working for the University of Adelaide’s Wine2030 network this had been a big omission from my local wine education … Continue reading

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White cabernet sauvignon – sampling a world first from South Australia

I first heard about Cleggett Wines from Australian television’s ABC Landline programme about two years ago when they showed Cleggett Wines of Langhorne Creek with their white, golden and bronze cabernet sauvignon. Ever since I have wanted to sample this … Continue reading

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