Tag Archives: South Australian wine

#CabernetDay – the Adelaide contingent plays its part!

Wine and social media – that pairing again! Those following my blog will have read about #ChardonnayDay on 26 May 2011 – well 1 September was the second year for cabernet to take the stand. Rick Bakas, the wine and … Continue reading

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Pertaringa unveils its McLaren Vale tannat and aglianico

Some less common (in South Australia) varietals came to my attention recently so I had to get hold of some and see what it was like. Thanks to wineries like Pertaringa our taste buds will never be doomed to monotony! … Continue reading

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Superb and surprising Australasian tasting at Fassina!

How lucky am I that I live so close to Fassina Liquor in Somerton Park, Adelaide! They have one great wine-tasting event after another – see for example the mid-winter d’Arenberg tasting showcasing some of McLaren Vale’s best and from … Continue reading

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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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International #Chardonnay Day!

Thursday 26 May 2011 was International #Chardonnay Day! I saw this event being advertised by Rick Bakas the first director of social media in the wine industry in April 2011 when he toured Australia, as he kicked off this trend … Continue reading

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Want to know the key issues facing the wine industry? Ask them!

During 2009 I took time out from my economics consulting job with the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies to work a vintage at Haselgrove winery in McLaren Vale. Prior to this I worked in a wine retail outlet in … 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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A great pairing – wine and social media: California’s Rick Bakas tours Australia

Rick Bakas has just completed his two-week tour of four states in Australia, sharing his knowledge about wine and social media, with the title “Not in new media in 2011? Then not in business by 2016”. He is touted as … 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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