Tag Archives: McLaren Vale

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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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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Adversity begets generosity: The Australian wine community pulls together for 2011 flood relief efforts

I am proud to be a part of the Australian wine industry – a nation-wide yet close-knit community of hard-working, honest and skilled individuals with a passion for a great world-renowned product. This month, in the face of Australia’s worst … 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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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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Pirramimma 2004 Old Bush Vine Grenache – takes no prisoners!

In honour of International Grenache Day (September 24) I cracked my cherished bottle of Pirramimma 2004 Old Bush Vine Grenache. This is a special wine with an interesting history – the vines were planted in 1944 by prisoners of war … Continue reading

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