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Craggy Range and the rock star vintage

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Last month, I was privileged to get a sneak peak at New Zealand’s Craggy Range 2013 vintage wines, including two from the exciting Gimblett Gravels region near Hawkes Bay. According to Steve Smith MW, Craggy Range’s Wine and Viticulture Director, ‘it was the vintage of a generation.’

Just looking at the ripeness alone only tells part of the story. To better understand why ’13 was such pinnacle Read More

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Throwing the spotlight onto Henschke!

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I recently was lucky enough to revisit the Henschke cellar door again. And even though it had been a decade between visits, the small and intimate cellar door had not changed much in that time and was reassuringly welcoming and rather low key. This cellar door really provides the wine traveller a refreshing reason to drive that little bit further than Nuriootpa and the siren’s call of the Barossa Valley and visit the Eden Valley.

Here you will find perfumed whites and elegantly proportioned reds that concentrate more on delivering flavour and balance than power and dominance. If you want to taste the more prestigious wines, there are VIP tours and tastings available, just contact them before arriving.

Henschke have a portfolio with some depth so, here are some of the picks from Henschke’s current releases.

(Note: others were worth a mention but in the Read More

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It’s Friday!! ….

limesEach 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 treat of the week! However, this week’s Weekly Wine-d Down simply cannot be missed for that summer feel!

So ….

Click here for your suggestions for Friday, 3rd October 2014 ….

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Out today in Country Home Ideas….

On the Grapevine

 

Read it here or, better still, pick up your own copy.

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Cool whites for a warm Spring

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Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($15-18) – A refreshing and juicy style of Sauvignon Blanc that has a softer acid lick to its varietal passionfruit and pear character. A good wine to chill out to.

Omrah Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 ($18) – Fragrant, with grapefruit, passionfruit and a fresh pinch Read More

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