I was thrilled to have been contacted by the team at The Local Drop recently, who are fans of my podcast The Vincast, and invited me to curate my own wine packs based on things I was excited about. I’m very proud to share my first collection, which probably wouldn’t surprise some of you is all around Australian wines made from Italian varieties. I continue to be blown away by the quality of these wines and their applicability not only to the Australian climate but also the culture around food and wine here. I hope you enjoy my tasting video, please head to The Local Drop website to find out more and to purchase, please let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.
Trentham Estate Prosecco NV
Wine Unplugged ‘The Dagger’ Pinot Grigio 2016
Range Life Garganega 2015
Unico Zelo Dolcetto 2017
Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2016
Vino Intrepido Spanna in the Works Nebbiolo 2017
Winemakers Brendan & Laura Carter joined me LIVE on Let’s Taste with The Intrepid Wino, taking me through a range of their new release Unico Zelo white wines. Make sure to buy the wines at Different Drop while they still last. Listen back to the episode of The Vincast podcast with Brendan to hear the story of Unico Zelo.
Jade & Jasper Fiano 2015
River Sand Fiano 2015
Slate Farm Fiano 2015
Chopsticks Spice Blend 2015
Flint & Fire Pinot Grigio 2015
Laura Carter, The Intrepid Wino and Brendan Carter
Whose Grenache reigned supreme?? Join myself and sommelier James Dossan on the first episode of Let’s Taste with The Intrepid Wino, recorded live on July 27th 2015.
If you want to taste along with us, the wines were;
S.C. Pannell McLaren Vale Grenache 2012
Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache 2013
Unico Zelo Kersbrook Adelaide Hills Grenache 2014
Yelland & Papps Second Take Barossa Valley Grenache 2014
Head Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache 2014
Schwartz Meta Barossa Valley Grenache 2014
To make it even easier you can buy the wines at Different Drop, and enter the special code INTREPIDGRENACHE at purchase to receive a 10% discount and free shipping!! Make sure to search for the product Let’s Taste Grenache.
Grenache vine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
Brendan Carter is quite possibly the most exciting young winemaker in Australia I have encountered of late, crafting outstanding wines – particularly for the price – from a range of varieties, many of them Italian. Based in the Adelaide Hills the Unico Zelo wines, crafted with the assistance of his wife Laura, are ones that you should keep an eye out for if you can find them, they’re still made in very small volumes. Brendan joined me on this episode of The Vincast to chat about his experiences and where he’d like to take Unico Zelo in the future.
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Unico Zelo Barrel