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Wine Week 237: The final episode.

December 22nd, 2011

After 5 years of talking about wine on our wineweek.com.au show the time has come to wrap things up.

With roughly 700 wines reviewed over the journey we thought we would take the chance, in this our final ever show, to look back a few of the ones that knocked our socks off.

Thanks to everyone who’s been part of the fun and mayhem of WineWeek!

Danny & Brad

The final wines are:

  • Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
  • Savaterre Chardonnay
  • Wynn’s Davis Cabernet
  • Penfolds Grange
  • Stanton & Killeen Vintage Port
  • All Saints Museum Muscat
  • Riesling, almost any Riesling
  • Kalleske Greenock Shiraz

Download the video: (13 min 30 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 236: It doesn’t get better than this.

November 28th, 2011

Over the weekend Danny had the chance to open some of the best regarded Chardonnay’s Australia has to offer. The outcome? The Oakridge 864 Chardonnay from 2010 deserves consideration as one of the absolute best.

Brad also checks out a handy red blend from S.C. Pannell and a ripping Cabernet from Majella.

Danny’s Mo also makes its final appearance on the show for the year… support it now by donating at http://mobro.co/DannyBishop to be part of the effort to improve men’s health!

This week’s recommendations are:

  • S.C. Pannell Pronto 2008 ($22-$25)
  • Oakridge 864 Chardonnay 2010 ($64-$72)
  • Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($32-$35)

Download the video: (5 min 30 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 235: Rosés and moustaches.

November 4th, 2011

Soon we’ll all be drinking Rosé… in fact as November 10 is Rosé Revolution many of us will be looking for a light pink dry drop to celebrate the modern version of rosé.

We look at two offerings ready for next Thursday; the De Bortoli Pinot Noir Rosé and the Chateau De Sours Bordeaux Rosé. We also look at a Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills producer Nepenthe.

You can also help Danny as he tries to raise money for Movember! Visit http://mobro.co/DannyBishop to be part of the effort to improve men’s health!

This week’s recommendations are:

  • De Bortoli Pinot Noir Rosé 2011 ($22-$25)
  • Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Rosé 2010 ($18-$20)
  • Nepenthe Pinot Noir 2010 ($18-$25)

Download the video: (5 min 54 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 234: The best iPhone app for Aussie wine lovers

October 21st, 2011

The iPhone is the market leader in smartphones in Australia. James Halliday is the market leader in wine guides in Australia. When you put the two together you’ve got the best iPhone app for fans of Australian wine!

As well as reviewing the Halliday Wine Companion app Danny and Brad check out one of Henschke’s range of Rieslings and one of the very best fortified wines from Rutherglen, the Morris Old Premium.

This week’s recommendations are:

  • Morris Old Premium Rare Muscat ($60-65)
  • Henschke Julius Riesling 2011 ($30-$33)
  • James Halliday Wine Companion iPhone app ($14.99)

Download the video: (5 min 41 sec)
Quicktime/iPod/iPhone (35.3 Mb) | Mpeg4 (18.8 Mb)

Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 233: Cheap and (very) cheerful!

September 23rd, 2011

Sometimes money is a bit tight, sometimes it’s just not the sort of night you need to spend too much. Either way, there are great options of making sure you end up with a quality wine without spending too much dosh!

This week we check out the Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon, the Wirra Wirra Church Block and the Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz. All under $20, all ripper wines!

This week’s recommendations are:

  • Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2010 ($12-$16)
  • Wirra Wirra Church Block 2009 ($18-19)
  • Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2008 ($14-18)

Download the video: (4 min 59 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 232: Not so daggy now!

September 9th, 2011

Many years ago we talked about a winery producing quality wines but which most wine drinkers considered a bit of an old, tired brand. Back then we asked people to look beyond the old-time brand and enjoy the wine.

These days that winery, Best’s Great Western, are definitely not seen as daggy! Danny looks at the Best’s 2011 Riesling as many people did online yesterday.

Brad checks out a new single vineyard shiraz from boutique producer The Story and a 2007 Cab/Merlot from Voyager Estate that has been worth the wait!

This week’s recommendations are:

  • The Story Sableux 2009 ($43-$45)
  • Best’s Great Western Riesling 2011 ($22-25)
  • Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007 ($60-65)

Download the video: (5 min 43 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 231: Happy Birthday Wolf!

September 2nd, 2011

Brad was recently invited to Sydney to look over 35 vintages of the Wolf Blass Black Label. Not a bad day by the look of it!

In between tasting back through three and a half decades of great wine he managed to catch up with Wolf and chief winemaker, Chris Hatcher, to talk about the past and present of the Wold Blass label.

This week’s guests:

  • Wolf Blass
  • Chris Hatcher – Winemaker @ Wolf Blass
  • Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Malbec 2007 ($120-$130)

Download the video: (4 min 23 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 230: Black is the new black

August 12th, 2011

This week Brad catches up with Luke Skeer, winemaker at Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate to talk about the most important (Luke’s words) Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon, the Black Label.

This week’s guest:

  • Luke Skeer – Winemaker @ Wynns Coonawarra Estate
  • Wynns ‘Black Label’ 2009 ($24-$35)

Download the video: (3 min 56 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 229: Yellow gold.

August 5th, 2011

As fans of Cadel Evans we couldn’t let his win in the Tour de France go by unacknowledged. So Danny found a wine to suit the theme that’s one of Australia’s best – just like Cadel.

We also check out a Coonawarra Cabernet from Leconfield and a lovely complex Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula producers Moorooduc Estate.

This week’s recommendations are:

  • DeBortoli Nobel One 2007 ($28-$33 – 375ml)
  • Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($26-29)
  • Moorooduc Estate McIntyre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 ($30-35)

Download the video: (5 min 20 sec)
Quicktime/iPod/iPhone (33.7 Mb) | Mpeg4 (17.6 Mb)

Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

Wine Week 228: Danny, Sue and John.

July 29th, 2011

This week Danny catches up with Sue Hodder, winemaker at Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate to talk about the upcoming release of the Wynn’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.

This week’s guest:

  • Sue Hodder – Chief Winemaker @ Wynns Coonawarra Estate
  • Wynns John Riddoch 2008 ($90rrp – released 3rd August 2011)

Download the video: (3 min 33 sec)
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Cheers… and happy wine buying!

Brad and Danny

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