Tag Archives: South Australian wine

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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Winemaking, viticulture and wine appreciation courses for adults in Adelaide

Hamilton Secondary College offers the unique combination of Adelaide-based adult education courses in wine appreciation, winemaking and viticulture, in a sociable, inclusive and hands-on environment. Whether you are looking for something fun and different to learn, have a passion for … 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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Banrock Station – wetlands and wine

The Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre is in Kingston on Murray in the Riverland. For an account of my trip to the Riverland in December 2010 read “Tigs Takes to the Riverland!”. I felt that Banrock Station needed its … 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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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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Inspiring! Winery and Wine Sciences at the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide’s Wine Sciences Laboratory The University of Adelaide’s Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Sciences Laboratory at the Waite campus is a state-of-the-art winery and research facility doing valuable work for the wine industry, through education, research and service to … Continue reading

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Wine passionados bottling Sturt Creek Estate’s ’09 cab

One balmy evening at Hamilton Secondary College in the Adelaide suburb of Mitchell Park I joined fellow wine enthusiasts to bottle the 2009 Sturt Creek Estate Adelaide Plains basket pressed cabernet sauvignon. I was there to assist the current winemaking … 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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