Category Archives: Syrah/Shiraz

Coriole releases at the zoo!

On 4 August 2011 I was delighted to be invited along to the release of several new Coriole wines, a winery renowned (in my experience at least) for its interesting varietals – I am a fan of their fiano and … Continue reading

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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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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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Puddings, pies and wine! The perfect combination at Bakehouse on Collins

What do you get when you add an array of renowned South Australian wines to puddings and pies? Answer: the best bakery in South Australia. Readers will be pleased to know I have diligently done my research and performed a … Continue reading

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Sprinting the Long Mile! A tasting of the Langmeil wine range

When friends suggested we attend a tasting of Langmeil wines in Adelaide this week I jumped at the chance. I immediately thought of the outstanding Jackaman’s cabernet and the ancient shiraz vines – the oldest in Australia and possibly the … Continue reading

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The Johns – Loxton and Riddell – present 10 shiraz vintages on 10/10/10 at Ballast Stone

On a beautiful sunny day in Currency Creek, John Loxton, head winemaker at Ballast Stone wines, presented the winery’s ten latest vintages of shiraz at a lunch in the barrel room at the winery on 10/10/10. John Riddell of Channel … Continue reading

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When the Kiwi and Aussie stars align…

I met up with some wine-loving friends for dinner and my contribution to the wine supply was Villa Maria’s 2008 Cellar Selection syrah from Hawke’s Bay, another acquisition from my recent trip to NZ. Everyone contributed their views as I … Continue reading

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