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Let’s Taste – Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

Not the first time I’ve tasted this wine, I wanted to re-visit it and share my impressions on camera. Tim Sproal is a member of the Boomtown Wine Co-op based in Castlemaine, and I’ve tasted the white wine on this channel already. The Minim wines are made by Tim, and this Sylvie is a Syrah blended from the Yarra Valley and Mount Alexander.

Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

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December 23, 2015 · 10:33 am

Let’s Taste – Tahbilk New Releases November 2015

You may have heard my recent interview of Alister Purbrick, CEO and owner of Tahbilk Winery, on Episode 069 of The Vincast podcast. It was preceded by an incredible vertical tasting of the 1860 Vines Shiraz and a lunch at Vue de Monde. If you didn’t I highly recommend heading to intrepidwino.com to hear the interview and check out my tasting notes on the wines.
The wonderful team at Fireworks PR sent me bottles of the Tahbilk new releases, and I decided to open them and share my impressions. Have you had a chance to taste them yet? What were your impressions?

Tahbilk Marsanne 2015 and Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Tahbilk Marsanne 2015 and Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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November 9, 2015 · 10:06 am

Ice Ice Baby… sorry (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario – Day Two)

I haven’t had the greatest luck in terms of timing for most of my visits in North America. This has been mostly due to vintage, but in some cases due to the big Wine Spectator tasting in NYC. The bad luck I experienced in the Niagara Peninsula on this particular Saturday was due to a promotion they have running every weekend in November, which is essentially a passport weekend. You buy a ticket and enjoy a bit of food and wine at as many wineries you can visit in one weekend. There were considerably more people in the region than normal, so I was contending with crowds. This was especially apparent in Niagara-on-the-Lake, closer to Niagara Falls with larger wineries closer together. Niagara-on-the-Lake is also very flat, which in my opinion doesn’t make for great wines, but is easier to drive around I guess. Below is a photo I took above the Niagara Whirlpool.

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