Category Archives: McLaren Vale

An Australian First Family d’Arenberg

With Australia Day upon us, I thought it was time to revisit one of the first wineries I visited after I moved to Melbourne. Back then, the Yarra Valley was nothing more than a tourist trap to me, and the … Continue reading

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Roger Pike’s Marius 2014 releases

It takes a good effort to get me posting again, and that was delivered last week in a brown paper carton. Roger Pike has a strong following through the mailing list, and the wines have been selling out quickly in … Continue reading

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Some Young Punks Double Love Trouble Nebbiolo Cabernet 2013, Adelaide Hills McLaren Vale, SA

$22 from Cloudwine. Some Young Punks‘ Colin McBryde is unmissable with his tattoos. University of Adelaide friends and business partners Jennie Gardner and Nic Bourke might lack the ink but are as academically qualified and passionate about winemaking. Their choice of labels … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Intro to Australian Wines tasting

A cosy bunch of budding wine connoisseurs assembled over the weekend at BayPlay on Portsea for the inaugural University of Melbourne Student Wine Society wine camp. I was excited to be able to put together two short tasting sessions to … Continue reading

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Oliver’s Taranga Fiano 2012, McLaren Vale, SA

     $26 at Bottega (Lygon St), $24 from winery (current vintage 2013). This is a bottle from the previous vintage, so it’s gained reasonable bottle age which is not what you’d typically plan for for Fiano. I’m honestly surprised … Continue reading

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