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Wine maker Travis Bush

Travis Bush Senior winemaker for Sticks wines in the Yarra Valley talks here about his range of wines. Stylistically the wines are fruit driven and show true varietal characters and where oak is used it is more complimentary than the

Italian Vines Australian Wines

Many Italian varieties are now being grown and produced in Australia gradually finding their way into wine stores and restaurants, lucky us more and more opportunities to try different varieties and discover lots of new flavours that may be a

Hand Crafted Premium Wine

Maximus Wines from McLaren Vale South Australia are not likely to be found in the bargain barrel but are well worth keeping an eye out for. These are hand crafted wines from a small producer and present an honest reflection

September 2016 Wine of the Month Club

2012 The Wolftrap – Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Western Cape South Africa Not going to let on like we know a lot about South African Wines other than this fact: This stuff is good! Ripe berries sweet spice, touch

August 2016 Wine of the Month Club

Ever heard of Braucol, Negrette or Duras? Nope? They are wine grapes. Grown in the Southwest of France near the Pyrenees Mountains. There is good reason why you haven’t heard of them. For years the port of Bordeaux was the

July 2016 Wine of the Month

Italian Grapes Italy & Cali 2012 Farnese Fantini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo The Grape is Montepulciano from Abruzzo Italy. Montepulciano tends to be medium bodied, lighter in acid and tannins and typically straightforward easy drinking stuff. The Farnese is a great value

Best Temperature to Drink Red/White Wine

Many wine drinkers do not understand the importance of storing their wines at the proper temperature. Not only does keeping your wine chilled make it more refreshing to drink, but it also helps to preserve the flavor and the aroma

Wines not to miss this week…

May is perfect for a nice chilled Rose, or a simple gift for Mother’s Day… 2012 Chateau Coutinel, a French blend of 60% Negrette, 20% Gamay, 10% Syrah, and 10% of Fer Servadou. This fun, fruity and floral rose had

April 2015 Wines of the Month. Goin’ Back to Cali.

First Up: 2012 City Lights, Casa Tiene Vista, Pinot Noir Location: Fallbrook, West of Temecula. De Luz Valley. Cooler climate ocean air influenced vineyard site & modern but restrained wine making techniques, lead to a Pinot Noir that is light

February 2015 Wine of the Month

Posip, Uva Rara, Erbaluce, Negrette, Fer Servadou, Gros Manseng, Courbu, Arrufiac…We know, we know. We throw a lot of grapes with funny names at you. This month we are going to go with a Classic: Cabernet Sauvignon From guess where?