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The Intrepid Wine Awards 2016

After a pretty crazy 2016 that saw some of the most incredibly creative individuals in the world taken from us, it seems pertinent to reflect on my own somewhat auspicious year. I released 36 episodes of The Vincast wine podcast with incredible guests like Max Allen, Viv Thomson, Jane Faulkner, Guill de Pury and Iain Riggs. On my YouTube channel I chronicled the making of my first wine – a Heathcote Sangiovese – which I will be releasing early next year under the brand Vino Intrepido. I was named the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show Fellow and got a behind the scenes look at Australia’s most exciting wine show. In addition I was as a finalist for Digital Wine Communicator of the Year with Wine Communicators of Australia (the award was won by The Vincast guest Jane Thomson). Most importantly of all, I have a son arriving next year around the same time that I will hopefully be making my next wine(s)!

In 2016 I also tasted some incredible wines, and released almost 70 video tasting reviews under the Let’s Taste series on the IntrepidWino YouTube channel. Some of the wines were from my cellar, some were submitted by wineries, and some were gifts. The wines below are the ones that had the biggest impact on me this year!

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The Intrepid Wino with his tasting partner Milly

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Let’s Taste – Out of Step Margin Walker 2015

You may have heard my chats on The Vincast wine podcast with Nathan Reeves and Dave Chatfield on Episode 76. You may also have seen me taste a few of their Out of Step wines on previous editions of Let’s Taste. Based out in the Yarra Valley, they make a range of wines from fruit sourced from a number of vineyards. Amongst the most important is Lusatia Park in the Upper Yarra Valley, particularly for the white varieties. The newly released Margin Walker is from a particularly good parcel of Lusatia Park fruit, here are my impressions of the wine, let me know what you think in the comments below.

Out of Step Margin Walker 2015

Out of Step Margin Walker 2015

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June 21, 2016 · 8:50 am

Let’s Taste – Out of Step Nebbiolo 2014

Did you happen to listen to recent double episode of The Vincast wine podcast with Dave Chatfield and Nathan Reeves, the guys behind Out of Step Wine Company? Perhaps you’ve seen my previous Let’s Taste videos of some of their white wines? Well here are my impressions of their nebbiolo wine from 2014, the fruit of which came from the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees region of Victoria. Let me know what you think!

Out of Step Nebbiolo 2014

Out of Step Nebbiolo 2014

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January 6, 2016 · 9:28 am

Let’s Taste – Out of Step Lusatia Park & Willowlake Sauvignon Blancs 2015

My guests on episode 76 of my wine podcast The Vincast were Nathan Reeves and David Chatfield from Out of Step Wine Co. After seeing my tasting video of their chardonnay they reached out and offered me some wine, and I thought I’d do them even better and have them on a double-episode to tell their story. They brought me some wines after all, and I tasted the two Sauvignon Blanc wines from 2015 on this video.

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December 30, 2015 · 9:34 am

The Vincast Episode 076B – David Chatfield from Out of Step Wine Co.

If you’re a fan of ’90s alternative music you can thank David Chatfield for bringing out international cult acts like Interpol, Mudhoney and Bon Iver. After 20 years in the music industry, Dave became more and more interested in wine, and decided to pursue a career as a winemaker. Thanks to his music cred he got a job at Giant Steps with Steve Flamsteed, and hasn’t looked back. He joined forces with former university friend Nathan Reeves (my guest on part one of this episode), and formed Out of Step Wine Company in the Yarra Valley.

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David Chatfield from Out of Step Wine Co.

David Chatfield from Out of Step Wine Co.

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The Vincast Episode 076A – Nathan Reeves from Out of Step Wine Co.

Nathan Reeves, who originally hails from Western Australia, discovered an interest in wine while working in hospitality to support his music. When the band didn’t pan out he began studying to become a winemaker, and gained experience in Australia and the United States (where he met his wife). Along with Dave Chatfield whom he met when they were both studying winemaking, he started Out of Step Wine Co. with a Sauvignon Blanc that very rapidly got them attention.

Follow Out of Step on Twitter and Instagram

Follow David on Twitter and Instagram

Follow James on TwitterInstagram and Facebook

Subscribe to the Intrepid Wino channel on YouTube and like a few videos!

Follow The Vincast on Twitter and download all the previous episodes here

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesStitcher or PlayerFM and don’t forget to rate and review!

Go to Different Drop to buy some Out of Step wines, and make sure to enter the special code INTREPIDWINO to get a 10% discount!

Head to Wine Companion and use the promo code INTREPID30 to get a 30% discount on any subscription package!

Nathan Reeves from Out of Step Wine Co.

Nathan Reeves from Out of Step Wine Co.

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Let’s Taste – Out of Step Chardonnay 2014

I bought a bottle of the Out of Step Syme on Yarra Chardonnay 2014 from Rathdowne Cellars for Saturday night Netflix with the girlfriend, and cracked the seal to have a look at it.

Out of Step Syme on Yarra Chardonnay 2014

Out of Step Syme on Yarra Chardonnay 2014

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August 24, 2015 · 12:05 pm