Mystery Wines

I have a confession. I am addicted to signing up to most wineries mailing lists and other wine sales email lists I can find. It’s a problem. I know I do it. I don’t really need to, but yet I can’t stop myself. I do enjoy perusing the many wines on my lunch hour and … Continue reading

Low GI Shiraz? Summer Hues 2010 Shiraz

  Summer Hues Shiraz 2010 – Miranda – $11 Okay first off, I bought this expecting to hate it. I like full bodied wines, I dislike the idea of taking something like wine and bastardising it to fit in with some diet, that will inevitably be broken within a week or two in some huge … Continue reading

Christmas! …well it feels like it…

Okay, I know this probably sounds weird, but when I get wine it does feel like Christmas. This feeling is even greater when I’ve bought a mixed case of wines I haven’t had before, inside each 750ml bottle, a tiny adventure is sitting there waiting for me. Welcome home, dears!  

Ingoldby Grenache Shiraz 2011

I had a realisation this afternoon that most people who have been reading this aren’t as likely to go out and search for the odd wines that I seem to gravitate towards, so for this review I went to the local bottle shop and bought this hoping that it was more easily accessible, the reasonable … Continue reading

An unplanned visit to Langhorne Creek

When I woke up on Sunday I had every intention of attending the Adelaide Hills ‘Winter Reds’ Festival, but when Luke and I arrived at the first vineyard and saw the number of cars we quickly  realised it wasn’t really what we wanted. I prefer going to cellar doors when there are less people there so I … Continue reading

Grand ‘Arte Touriga Nacional 2008

This was a bargain imported Touriga Nacional from Portugal, purchased from Get Wines Direct. I found the wine to have a clear deep purple colour. It has a medium intensity on the nose, with dried fruit notes and earthy undertones. It had a medium to firm palate, with strong tannins and a well balanced acidity. I don’t feel … Continue reading