I’m always thrilled to receive samples, particularly from Tash at d’Arenberg Wines in McLaren Vale. On this edition I taste not one but FOUR different sweet wines made by Chester, fruit coming from either McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills or both. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
The final in a series looking at wines from Yalumba thanks to a box of samples sent by Pippa Merrett from Hill-Smith Family Vineyards. The Scribbler is a classic Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and is a great wine for the price. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Sharon Flynn had several periods in her life that influenced what would become her passion and business, but she wasn’t aware at the time. The first experience she remembers having an impact on her interest in fermented foods was making sour dough in Seattle. Her dedication to fermented foods really kicked off when her daughter became ill and she researched good bacteria and their influence in building resistances and immunities. When friends and family started asking for her products and insisting on paying for it, this led her on The Fermentary path, and it’s grown since then to be one of the best places to buy sauerkraut and other amazing products.
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Another in a series of Yalumba Let’s Taste videos, this time some incredible white wines from Yalumba Family Vignerons in the Barossa. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
The second in a series of Yalumba wine tastings, this time the Patchwork Shiraz 2014, which is named as such because it is a blend of different parts of the Barossa Valley region. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and thanks for watching!
To celebrate my 34th birthday, I opened up something with a bit of age from the cellar. Cullen are one of the most important producers in Margaret River – in Western Australia for that matter – and their crown jewel is the Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon. This 1998 vintage was before it was officially given it’s name. It’s been in the cellar for a while, so I was glad to have the chance to drink it. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
The first in a series of Yalumba episodes of Let’s Taste, thanks to a lovely box of samples sent by Pippa from Hill-Smith Family Vineyards. This episode focuses on the Galway Vintage range, particularly on the Shiraz and Malbec wines. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe!
Some years ago when I worked with winemaker John Harris at Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley. After leaving John joined forces with his wife’s family and they launched Mitchell Harris Wines, using predominantly Pyrenees fruit. A few years ago they opened a cellar door/restaurant/shop in Ballarat, and I stopped in on the way back from Dunkeld recently. I bought this bottle and shared my impressions, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Ben Haines was my guest on the 93rd episode of The Vincast wine podcast. He is the winemaker and estate director at Mount Langi Ghiran in the Grampians region of Victoria, and has made some incredible improvements there in the last few years. Ben also produces his own wines, and took me through a tasting when I visited. Here are my impressions of one of his wines, let me know what you think in the comments below.
I’ve been in contact with Lawrence Scanlon from Dirty Black Denim for a while through social media, but it wasn’t until recently that I finally met him in person. He and his brother make a range of wines, focused particularly on Italian grape varieties, and I’ve been hassling him to try some of them. I was thrilled to finally be able to do so with two of the recently released 2016 wines. Let me know what you think in the comments below!