This week we show that we do actually drink these wines by opening up a lovely riesling from the Clare Valley that took our fancy from the Barry boys. We follow that up with two fantastic bottles of shiraz from the Barossa Valley – from two winemakers in great form who continue the proud tradition of great Aussie shiraz.
2007 is shaping up as a top vintage for Margaret River, so this week we look at an inexpensive Cabernet Merlot blend from West Cape Howe. It’s a little ripper and really shows how good their 07 reds are. We also look at the 2008 Pinot Noir from Stonier on the Mornington Peninsula. Last year we raved about the 07 vintage, only for the big wine writers to jump on board too! We reckon the old media guys might like this year’s vintage too! To round things out we look at an aged Riesling from Peter Lehmann that isn’t super cheap, but it’s certainly super!
A special episode live from the Prince Wine Store in Melbourne where we drop in on the Young Gun of Wine Festival people’s choice tasting. We have a chat with the man behind the Young Guns, Rory Kent, and ask him what it’s all about. We also catch up with three of the winemakers nominated for the big award; Rollo Crittenden from Crittenden Estate, Anna Pooley from Heemskerk and Dan Crane from All Saints Estate.
Spring has sprung downunder and we thought we would have a look at some fresh, bright wines to get us in the mood as the warmer weather approaches. First up we have an interesting wine from the guys at Torbreck – a wine made totally naturally without preservatives, chemicals, sulphur etc – just delicious fermented grape juice! We follow that up with a great value pinot grigio for the warmer weather, and finally we have a look at a fantastic Tasmanian pinot noir from the talented hands of Stefano Lubiana.
Wine Week Footy Tipping competition winner! with Round 22 of the AFL concluding last week we have a winner in the tipping comp. Congratulations Blair on taking the honours with a big finish – just pipping Simon to take the great Kalleske wine pack! We’ll be in touch shortly regarding your prize.
With the AFL finals kicking off tonight, and as we’re both huge Essendon fans, we wish the boys well in their big game against the Crows!