The Vincast Episode 099 – Lawrence & Tim Scanlon from Dirty Black Denim Wines

Lawrence & Tim Scanlon grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland, and it was only due to the fact that Lawrence worked in bottle shops while studying that either of them are in the wine industry today. A desire to study how to be a winemaker brought Lawrence to Melbourne, and after many years working as a tradesman Tim joined him and started working in vineyards just out of the city. Their consumption of and subsequent passion for low-intervention wines led them to start their own brand with their own expressions, under the Dirty Black Denim brand. They shared their story on this episode of Australia’s number one wine podcast.

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Tim & Lawrence Scanlon from Dirty Black Denim Wines

Tim & Lawrence Scanlon from Dirty Black Denim Wines

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Let’s Taste – d’Arenberg 2015 Dessert Wines

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!

d'Arenberg 2015 Dessert Wines

d’Arenberg 2015 Dessert Wines

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July 28, 2016 · 2:53 pm

Let’s Taste – Yalumba The Scribbler 2013

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!

Yalumba The Scribbler 2013

Yalumba The Scribbler 2013

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July 21, 2016 · 10:39 am

The Vincast Episode 098 – Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary

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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Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary

Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary

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Let’s Taste – Yalumba Roussanne & Viognier 2015

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!

Yalumba Roussanne & Viognier 2015

Yalumba Roussanne & Viognier 2015

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July 15, 2016 · 9:26 am

Let’s Taste – Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014

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!

Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014

Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014

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July 14, 2016 · 8:15 am

Let’s Taste – Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998

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.

Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998

Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998

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July 12, 2016 · 8:41 am

Let’s Taste – Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2014 & Malbec 2013

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!

Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2014 & Malbec 2013

Yalumba Galway Vintage Shiraz 2014 & Malbec 2013

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July 10, 2016 · 12:33 pm

Let’s Taste – Mitchell Harris Mataro 2013

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.

Mitchell Harris Mataro 2013

Mitchell Harris Mataro 2013

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July 8, 2016 · 8:22 am

Let’s Taste – Ben Haines Under Woods Syrah 2013

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.

Ben Haines Under Woods Syrah 2013

Ben Haines Under Woods Syrah 2013

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July 7, 2016 · 5:28 pm