Australia

#NWTW Week 17: Viognier – One of The Wine World’s New Favourites

Well as much as I say “new favourites”, it has been around a long time, it’s just that it’s always been such a pain for growers to get it right that other grapes were always a bit more commercially viable for those making it, and those drinking it.  Luckily for all concerned that’s beginning to …

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#NWTW Week 14: The Verdict On Cabernet Sauvignon From Coonawarra

I have to say I’m loving doing New Wine This Week. I think before this week I’d had maybe one or two Cabernet Sauvignons from Coonawarra way, and probably just passed them off as a nice drop that I wouldn’t mind having again once every now and again. It’s when you actually make yourself sit …

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#NWTW Week 14: Food Pairings Cabernet Sauvignon From Coonawarra

Before I start going off on a different idea all together, let’s just make one thing clear.  If you like your steak, then just have one.  Nicely grilled, not too well done.  A dollop of butter to baste it.  It’ll be superb with such a big wine like this. For me though, I fell in …

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#NWTW Week 14: What Should Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Like?

If you’ve been following either myself or Ant on twitter this week you’ll have seen how many people are lovers of this wine.  I haven’t seen Ant all week, but I can hear him giggling with glee in anticipation of popping some corks this week.  And rightly bloody so.  As I said in an earlier …

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#NWTW Week 14: It Helps If You Know Where Coonawarra Is…

Australia’s vineyard areas are pretty much exclusively towards the south coast of the country.  To be fair it’s where near as damn it most of the people are too.  You ever been to the Northern Territory?  Size of UK, France, and Spain put together and the population is something daft like 200,000, of which 150,000 …

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#NWTW Week 1: The Verdict On Aussie Riesling

Morning all, just waking up from a top evening that was my last dinner party as a free man! (I’m getting married not going to jail, just to clarify!). So I drank the Peter Lehmann Estate Riesling from the Eden Valley, bought from Majestic Wine. I had a quick glass before dinner just to check …

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#NWTW Week 1: Food Pairing with Aussie Riesling

I know Anthony’s going to go for a Chinese takeaway here.  And why not?  It’s (the wine) meant to be full of citrus flavour (always lends itself well to Asian cooking) and the acidity will help to manage the richness of the flavours and sauces. Some of us however, have got a wedding suit to …

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#NWTW Week 1: Put Them Together and You Get…Aussie Riesling!

So I’ve pottered on a bit about Riesling, and then a little bit about Australia.  So that just leaves me to pop them together and try and work out what to expect from the first week of #NWTW. Riesling is a grape that doesn’t like it too hot as we said earlier this week, and …

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