Down Under

"The popularity of Australian chardonnays, combined with the availability of high quality wine at a super value price, make this is a natural for consumers and the trade." explained Franzia. "Down Under by Crane Lake has a fruit forward, crisp, clean taste in the Australian style." It’s not rocket science: Just good fruit made into a clean, zippy wine with fresh-fruit tastes. Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2009 – Description from ccasel

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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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Tasting was great - they were wines leftover from various events The 04 Janz drank very well - not quite Vintage French but at about AUD30-35 pretty good value needed some nice natural Oysters with Lemon/Lime05 E&E Sparkling Shiraz, - I am not a sparkling red fan but this one is very good and has a good shiraz flavour of blackberries, never sure... Read More

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Another solid 2012 down under wine. This had good blueberry, plum, pepper, slight noted mocha and vanilla accents to the chewy tannins and popping acidity. 9(0 points - drink now - Paul Read More

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  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/S... Read More

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  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to the ravages of time. Gaps in history leave wine culture open to interpretation, but with the dawn of modern media things have changed. Whether we like it or not, modern media will help us ... Read More

    From the article Wine in the Movies & on TV


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... variety is pretty new to us down under,  a very impressive wine given the youth of the vines and the newness of the brand good depth and length and quite well balanced rich flavour at AUD25 definitely worth the drink2013 McGuigan Hand Made Shiraz Langhorne Creek - Exce... Read More

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  • I don't like the idea of canned wine, because can destroys the spirit and potentially quality of the wine.What do you think about the wine in cans?Here is an interesting article about this topic:"Can the idea that canned wine is the next big thing in wine packagingPeople who are supposed to know these things insist that wine packaging is about t... Read More

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  • It was the 7th Annual Historic Vineyard Society Tour and Dinner. In past years it has been touring 3-4 vineyards followed by a dinner featuring wines from said sites. The event is set up as a fund raiser for the Non-Profit HVS but the expense involved in shuttling attendees from venue to venue in air conditioned tour busses was cost prohibitive.... Read More

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  • Yesterday we braved 104° temperatures in the Sonoma Valley to tour the iconic Pagani Ranch in Kenwood followed by dinner and some amazing wines. More in my next post. Read More

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  • Don't blame, I wouldn't use it for marinade. Went to a tasting at a winery in the hill country, down by Austin, they had four to taste and one was a California wine,when I asked why a California wine they didn't have a good answer. The Texas legislators are trying to get a bill that in order to qualify as a Texas wine it must be grown in Texas, ... Read More

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  • Not at this time. I would really appreciate it if you would let me know which store sells the Down Under Chardonnay. Thanks!!!

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  • What store carries the Down Under chardonnay? I'd like to try it!!

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