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Let’s Taste – Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay PN & Katnook Founder’s Block Sparkling Shiraz 2013

The guys from the Wingara Wine Group sent me a few bottles of bubbles in the lead up to the Spring Racing Carnival to see what I thought of them. Unfortunately I couldn’t taste them until I got back from Italy, which happened to be DURING the Spring Racing Carnival. The wines were the Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV (RRP $15.00) and the Katnook Estate Founder’s Block Sparkling Shiraz 2013 (RRP $25.00). Check out my impressions!

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The Vincast Episode 067 – Dan Buckle from Chandon Australia & Circe Wines

Dan Buckle is no slouch when it comes to winemaking, gaining experience at some of the most awarded wineries in Victoria. Having worked for Yering Station & Mount Langi Ghiran he joined Domaine Chandon Australia as the Chief Winemaker several years ago, breathing new life into their sparkling and still wines. Honouring his original entry into wine as a teenager, he also produces some of his own wines from the Mornington Peninsula under the Circe brand. He joins me on this episode of the podcast to chat about his journey.

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Dan Buckle (photo courtesy Wine Companion)

Dan Buckle (photo courtesy Wine Companion)

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The Vincast Episode 044 – Lucia Barzanò from Il Mosnel

Il Mosnel was only the third domaine created in Franciacorta to make metodo classico wines from chardonnay, pinot noir (nero) and pinot blanc (bianco), way back when the DOC was created in the 1960s. Emanuela Barboglio was the matriarch of Franciacorta as the first woman to run an estate, and distinguished herself by focusing on white varieties – particularly pinot bianco. Her children now run the estate, and daughter Lucia Barzanò joined me on this episode whilst she was in Australia to talk about Il Mosnel and Franciacorta.

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Lucia Barzanò from Il Mosnel shows me the map of Franciacorta in Lombardia, Italy.

Lucia Barzanò from Il Mosnel shows me the map of Franciacorta in Lombardia, Italy.

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The Vincast Episode 029 – Sparkling Wine with Phil Smith

With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching our tastebuds turn to sparkling wine, and on this episode I have returning guest Phil Smith from The Wine Depository join me to discuss the many styles of sparkling wine and ways to enjoy them.

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