The Oak Barrel

+61 (0)2 9264 3022 152 Elizabeth St
Sydney, 2000
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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon this time. Keep scanning down the list, Cameron makes good juice at several levels.    Linus the dog, barrels aging in the cellar, and Tom Sivilli and John Paul bottling the 2016 Rosé. Linus the dog is a ruffian purple heeler (cross of a blue and red heeler), and the protog... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • This offer from Ian Cauble looks worth trying:  ATA RANGI, MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR, “CRIMSON”WAIRARAPA, NEW ZEALAND 2016 It’s not news to Pinot Noir lovers that New Zealand has a few appellations capable of producing world-class Pinot Noir. Central Otago, on the south island and home to the most southerly (as in, close to Antarctica southern) v... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • If you have any familiarity with Italian wines it’s likely that the name Bertani is well known to you. Located around Verona, the Valpolicella region is most famous for Amarone and other wines produced using variations of the passito method. Bertani stands as the best known and most traditional producer of this style of wines. I spent some time ... Read More

    From the article Wines of Substance and Longevity


  • Burnier Merlot 2011

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    Gorgeous golden-red color, dense caramelized cherry nose with notes of vanilla. The body i would describe as... cold bar of dark chocolate flowing in oak barrel! taste starts soft and becomes cheerful at the end leaving long peppy dark fruit on your tongue. It's hard to find Russian premium wine above 20$ in regular supermarket and this one was ... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Chardonnay Reserve 2015

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    25% new oak. More structure than the basic Chardonnay, but has just a little faint vanilla on the nose and is a little bland on the palate. I prefer the acidity and flavor of the steel-barrel non-Reserve Chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Can do for AustraliaThe key components for wine are as followsGrape Cost  range $250/tonne for E Grade to $10,000/tonne for A GradeExtraction Rate at winery range 550 litres/tonne crushed for small wineries to 750+ for big wineries [eg Gallo's big winery in Central Valley]Winery overheads including depreciation wage costs chemicals electricity e... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cost of a Bottle of Wine


  • The Sunset magazine that arrived today had a (very) short article on some relatively modestly-priced domestic wines.  In that article was a breakdown of one producer's cost for a bottle Pinot Noir.  The producer is Alit.  I am unfamiliar with this winery, but it looks like they are in Oregon.20.6% -- Price of the fruit. 7.8% -- Labor--winery sta... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cost of a Bottle of Wine


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