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Skirting the south-west Australian coast for over 200 kilometres (125 miles) and pushing northwards back into the hinterland almost 100 kilometres (60 miles), this is a very large region even by Australian standards. It ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the unequivocally inland and continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River; from fat country to lean, with large areas untouched by vineyards. In these circumstances it is indeed surprising that there is such a degree of coherence in the wine styles being produced as to make generalizations possible. The potential of the region is vast; its sole physical limitation being that of water availability, the issue of salinity, and the distance from the manufacturing and marketing resources of the eastern states. The subregions are Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup, all of which are now registered under Australia's Geographical Indications legislation. As one moves Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • Alkoomi

    Alkoomi is renowned as a consistent producer of elegant, flavoursome wines of the highest standar...

  • Ferngrove Vineyards Ltd

    This 5 star winery is situated in Frankland River, some 360 kms south of Perth in Western Austral...

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  • A selection of southern hemisphere wines we enjoyed Thursday.  Don't know if they're worth more than $20, but they drink well.The Torrontes was good.  Susana Balbo makes good juice in general.  This was citrussy with an little viscosity and great acidity.The Finca Luzon Monastrell is a satisfying wine that focuses on easy drinking red berry frui... Read More

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  • This site (app? service?) looks potentially useful in finding more places where you can BYO, and perhaps in promoting their increase. Seems to be new, starting in Southern California, but has anyone already used the site locally? Just did a search and found only two restaurants each covered in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, zero in Santa Barbara, fo... Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine tasting/networking event for our under 30 professional staff who invite colleagues from other businesses around town - mainly young CPA's in US terms/lawyers/engineers/architects etc.  we had James Evers the Chief Winemaker from Nepenthe Wines from the Adelaide Hills and we ... Read More

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  • I panicked!No, we just felt like some red. I misjudged the style a bit. Okay, so we had something pretty interesting last night.  I think there's a story behind it.  It was a Marsanne/Roussane/Viognier blend from Alder Springs.  Not just the very large vineyard owned by the guy who invented the California Cooler. He grows all kinds of grapes up ... Read More

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  • "the southernmost extremes of Ontario are actually further south than Bordeaux"I love shit like this.  As if the only thing that mattered was latitude.  (Or soil, or mean daily temperature, or... take your pick.) Has this writer ever been to either place?  I haven't been to Bordeaux, but I know that area in Ontario and Western NY pretty well.  L... Read More

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  • Clarendon Hills make awesome wines but they are in the Napa CS price range, however Blewitt Springs is a nice little spot just at the Northern [sort off] end of McLaren Vale and his Grenache is excellent, 2006 was unusual, weather conditions suggested an excellent vintage but for some reason there was many pockets of dissappointment to go with s... Read More

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  • Yes, of course. That's a fair point. Often, as you say, the most significant costs of long-established European wineries were depreciated years ago.That said, too many wineries here (I live in Santa Rosa, CA, less than 10 miles from dozens of Sonoma wineries and about 40 minutes from the heart of the Napa Valley) spend far more than they need to... Read More

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  • You're in my wheelhouse right now (Actually $10-$25) and there are tons of wines out there. The Martini Sonoma County '14 Cabby + '14 Dry Creek Heritage Vine Zinfandel just to name a couple from Cal., several CdR and CdRV's from the southern Rhone,Langudoc, Rousoillon,  Cahors all from France, there are any number of reds from Australia Australi... Read More

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  • Greg's opinions shouldn't really count in this context since he's a well-known anti-PN bigot.  ;-)  Notice I did throw in a garnacha sop for him (southern Rhone or Priorat). I've had some Priorat garnachas that almost taste like burgundies, anyway.Greg, what was your F-i-L playing?BLM, do you smoke any of your sausage?Great photo, DV. He was fam... Read More

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  • When: Sunday December 18, 2-4 PM Where: Pierre Loti Union Square 53 Irving Place at 17th Street between Park Avenue South & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003 Ticket Price: $49Register here: http://www.wineny.com/sparkling-wines-for-the-holidays.htmlWhat better way to celebrate the holiday season than by spending a Sunday afternoon sipping and learn... Read More

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