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Initially known as the Central Highlands, the Orange region, centred on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, has long been an important orchard area producing apples, pears and cherries. An experimental viticultural station was established at nearby Molong in the 1940’s, but vines were first planted commercially in 1980. Due to restricted opportunities for irrigation, major vineyard development has slowed since 2000 and much effort is now being put into raising the profile of the region on the national and international stage. The region is home to many small premium operators. The climate is strongly influenced by and largely dependent on elevation. Overall, mild to warm midsummer mean temperatures, seldom rising above 32°C (90°F), are offset by cool to very cool nights during the growing season. The rainfall predominates in winter and spring while the three driest months are February, March and April, making supplementary irrigation highly desirable. Wind is both friend and foe. On the one hand it Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Dindima Wines Pty Ltd

    Dindima (din-dee-ma) in the language of the Wiradjuri people means "group of stars". Our Dindima ...

  • Cumulus Wines

    Share our passion for wines made from grapes grown in the high altitude region of Orange and the ...

  • Mayfield Vineyard

    Our single-vineyard wines are hand crafted to produce wines of great complexity without a winer...

  • Philip Shaw

    The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo (vineyard site) in 1988. Philip spent ...

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Orange on Snooth

  • Well Favourite and least favourite daughter are one in the samewell she ... to ... to start it will have some orange juice to go wth the oranges, Lemons, Limes and cinnamon and soda water to go with wine and we will do a white one with peaches, pineapple and mintLots of beer and cideryes D we will make a punchwe have a selection of ok but not ... Read More

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  • Hey, the Incredibly Orange POTUS saw some vague and groundless (no fact checking by Fox, but that's not news) flammable fluff about Sweden on Fox News, so of course anything he says off the cuff about Sweden and immigration and crime rates and steady undermining of society by every immigrant everywhere is OK. True or factual or appropriate or tr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Pairing with 08 Nov 2016...

  • It was an excellent drink we had it with fish - Orange Roughy with crushed artichokes, vanilla and orange Read More

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  • Look, this thread is about politics, from the gitgo. If you don't want to ... ... Empire. I'm sure the Orange Man with the 'Do would be happy with that. One of my profs back at Berkeley who got hammered, protested and picketed by many, including me, for supporting the VietNam war very aggressively (he was a confirmed Cold Warrior coming out of... Read More

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  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... Brkic makes an orange/amber wine with grapes farmed from a biodynamic vineyard. He calls it "The Moonwalker"--very charming name huh?)3. Croatia: Boskinac (There are over 3,000 registered producers in the country but I'm dying for a Boskinac red blend now!)4. France... Read More

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  • Bourbon tonight, Fox?My throat has been a little raspy the past few days, but ... Bourbon-Orange Bitters-2 x Luxardo Maraschino Cherries-Drop of simple syru Read More

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  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... quickly moves to amber and orange hues on the rim. Classic Nebbiolo aromas of strawberry, redcurrant and sour cherry are laced with fragrance of the alps including pine needles, alpine herbs and fennel over notes of dried tobacco and leather, sandalwood, dried ros... Read More

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  • Time for more of something completely different.I've had this one in the ... neat hint of mint along with orange/tangerine on the nose. The flavors are crisp and clean with notes of white peach, nectarine, a slightly waxy mouthfeel, decent acidity and a medium finish. Excellent QP Read More

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  • I'm glad I finally attended a Chicago performance.  I won't forget ... Car for a new 2016 white / orange Smart Car.  She test drove this car a few days ago and she liked it .  I wanted to get the new model because it's much improved over our old one, both with a better transmission, a new engine (turbo 3-cylinder) and better handling.  It took ... Read More

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  • Can't help find those wines from the past as I didn't drink them, but ... but ... for example, makes orange Muscat. Kiona in Washington makes sweet wine. BV makes a sweet dessert wine. If you're near a trader Joe's, you might try IPSUS Pantelleria Passito. It's not made like Sauternes, but it's sweet and not too bad - tastes a little like swe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sauterne, Labeled in the sixties

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