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Long Flat 2008 Cabernet Merlot

Date: Thu, May 13, 2010

If you are after a pleasant mid week quaffer which has the softness to truly qualify as an easy drinker, this is your wine. The wine has abundant sweet smoky oak and ripe plummy blackfruit character.  It would be a great match for bangers & mash with loads of caramelled onions. A perfect wine for [...]

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Shaw Vineyard Estate 2009 Premium Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Thu, May 13, 2010

The Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman, is one of the higher vineyards in the district at 640 m. However, Graeme Shaw takes advantage of slope and aspect to deliver ripeness & freshness to his wines. This is a good softly drinking wine with a crisp finish and honeyed citrus from the semillon which dominates [...]

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It’s Friday! … … …

Date: Thu, May 6, 2010

It is positively looking Wintery this Friday! Check out the treat of the week which will really warm you up. Need inspiration for Friday Drinks! Check out today’s recommendations on Friday Drinks Club.

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Taylors Promised Land 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Thu, May 6, 2010

Taylors have had a lot of press lately with their award winning wines and they have earned it. They offer consistently tasty wines at all price points and this wine is no exception to this rule. Fresh and fruity to be sure, but with a structure that lifts it above its competition.  It has the [...]

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Shaw Vineyard Estate 2008 Shiraz

Date: Thu, May 6, 2010

The Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman, is one of the higher vineyards in the district at 640 m. However, Graeme Shaw takes advantage of slope and aspect to deliver ripeness & freshness to his wines. This is a wine with a refreshingly ripe texture without overdoing it. Still a baby by it’s colour – intensely [...]

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Paracombe 2009 Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

Date: Thu, May 6, 2010

Paracombe Wines is one of those wineries that have a great story to tell. The vineyard was planted after being ravaged by the Ash Wednesday bushfires and Kathy and Paul Drogemuller have a determined hands-on approach to create individual wines that truly qualify as ‘little gems’. Do keep an eye out for these wines as [...]

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Paracombe 2009 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Thu, May 6, 2010

Paracombe Wines is one of those wineries that have a great story to tell. The vineyard was planted after being ravaged by the Ash Wednesday bushfires and Kathy and Paul Drogemuller have a determined hands-on approach to create individual wines that truly qualify as ‘little gems’.

This is a Savvy that is for all of you [...]

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Latest Top 5!!!!

Date: Wed, May 5, 2010

Wines to share with the Mother in your life, see the latest Top 5’s for suggestions.

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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier 2007 lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz

Date: Wed, May 5, 2010

A wine with a very intriguing French-USA heritage sourced from the Pyrenees in Victoria.  It is a compelling combination of plush ripe fruit & Rhone like savouriness.  Just sitting and smelling the wine is such a pleasure with ripe blackcurrant, chocolate-covered liquorice, violets and toast with a hint of prunes. With supple and fine tannins, [...]

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It’s Friday … … …

Date: Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Need a warm and cosy wine suggestion for this Friday! What about Shaw & Smith Pinot Noir, or Flynn’s Lewis Road Shiraz Viognier? Need inspiration for Friday Drinks! Check out today’s recommendations on Friday Drinks Club.

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Flynn’s Wines Lewis Road 2007 Shiraz Viognier

Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2010

It’s great to stumble upon a little gem of a winery and Flynn’s is definitely that.  A small family winery fun by Greg and Natala Flynn, who are  focused on producing some great wines from Heathcote and at a great price too.  This little number has been topped up with 5% Viognier and has supple [...]

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Mount Horrocks 2008 Semillon

Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2010

I have recently tasted this wine when reviewing a restaurant wine list and was well impressed with it’s inclusion.  The fruit is ripe citrusy lemon and honeyed pear with a touch of creaminess.  It is has a firm backbone thanks to judicious use [...]

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And the best restaurant in the world is …..

Date: Mon, Apr 26, 2010

Last night Restaurant Magazine’s San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced in London.  It is always interesting to see the changes in the list and from an Australian point of view, we are always quite underrepresented. However, it is always a glorious night – this time at the Guild Hall which is magical [...]

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It’s Friday! … … …

Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2010

What’s your treat for the week this week? mmmm…. Petaluma Viognier! Perfect for Autumn. Or will you choose a Preece ‘Lighter in Alcohol’ SSB? Need inspiration for Friday Drinks! Check out today’s recommendations on Friday Drinks Club.

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