Part of Cumulus’ Rolling brand, designating it as being sourced from the Central Ranges of New South Wales as the Climbing brand is solely sourced from the higher slopes of Orange. The funky labels have a nattily dressed lady on a bicycle zipping, or should I say rolling, by. The rolling wines tend to be well priced under $20 but you may find them discounted for less occasionally, even down Read More
A sangiovese rose and just one of the versions of good sangiovese wines from the gentle rolling green hills of Northern Victoria’s, King Valley. A fresh dry pink that has loads of raspberry and cherry crowd appeal. It really does have a take-anywhere-do-anything attitude that I really admire.
The fruit is generous but also well structured with refreshing acid and just a hint of tannin grip. Take it to lunch, dinner or on a picnic on the beach and it will reward you.
Date: 17 November 2013 Price: $18 Value: $$$ Drink: Now
At last, Lindfield has started to get real interesting as an option for a night out.
It started with the arrival of Café Lyon, then came Blackout, and now comes Marciano’s. The ‘Marciano’s Woodfire Spuntino Bar’ sign now adorns the old Wormald’s Hardware Read More
Each week we will post three wine suggestions just when you are thinking about what you want to do this weekend, or planning your week next week.
Let’s face it – it is always good to have a recommendation ready for your next trip to the bottle shop. And each week I will include the old treat of the week and this week is one of my favourite shirazs!
Click here for your suggestions for Friday 6th December 2013 ….
No wine horror stories here…. Just two clarets and a Jimmy…
and a night spent with good friends…
This year has been our year for letting wine escape from our cellar. We have found that we were squirrelling away our wines and not appreciating them as we intended when we purchased them a decade or so ago. And so, we are beginning to rectify this and here are some we shared with friends this month. Friends, incidentally, that we also have not appreciated enough lately.
Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 1999
This is Yarra Yering’s Claret blend – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot from Australia’s Yarra Valley. Everytime I pull one of these wines out of the cellar, I think of Dr Carrodus and his pioneering spirit on the slopes of the Yarra. Read More