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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  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • You know the scene. He walks into the wine bar, orders a glass of Macon Villages and spends the next half hour telling you he's an expert on Burgundy. Well, don't believe him, Burgundy's hallowed vineyards hold mysteries far beyond mere mortal's understanding. That said, the code to this magical region is there to be cracked! There's no better w... Read More

    From the article A Stroll through Burgundy


  • Galileo once said “Wine is water, held together by sunlight.” With all the record rainfall that NY has been getting this year, it’s been impossible not to think about how water affects wine quality.  Too much or too little can significantly impact the way a harvest will develop.  Since the largest chemical component of wine is also water, Galile... Read More

    From the article The Water and Your Wine


  • A few more '14's came in:Another '14 Cantemerle and the Tour Saint Christophe.  The Cantemerle I noted before and this the 2nd Christophe vintage I've ordered after new ownership.The '14 Sansonnet is supposed to be a bruiser that will need some time laying down.  The Barde Haut is the last vintage under old management as it was recently sold.  T... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • This past spring I took my very first wine trip to Germany. Before I took off, I did a bit of homework: There are thirteen regions (Anbaugebiete) for quality wine production in Germany: Ahr, Baden, Franconia, Hessische Bergstrasse, Mittelrhein, Mosel, Nahe, Palatinate, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Saale-Unstrut, Saxony, and Württemberg. Most of these ... Read More

    From the article The Many Sides of German Wine


  • "The right didn't make a point of starting fights in the streets with Obama lovers,"Charlottesville?And Greg, are you equating Hillary with Melania?Also, going back a few years McCarthy was more fringe, and beyond the Vietnam morass it was more Bobby K's entry into the race that put the seal on LBJ's withdrawal.Can I be excused of a little cynic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Current thoughts on our...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • RBA-a short and non-descript finish brings our wine enjoyment one notch down or minus a couple of points for those who keep score...... Read More

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  • RCKR-The Tapiz get a lot of love down in my local market but it's not our preferred style. Good point on the Malbec. I will track one down and try as it's been a long time.  Read More

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  • Not exactly a purchase on my part, the Father-in-law sent us a 12 pack from ... age 89!) and spent some time down under.  He shipped us four each of the Yering Farm Cab, Shiraz and Pinot. What a great guy, can't wait to catch up with him and hear about his travels first han Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • AlYou any your other half are always welcome to venture down underI can always organise some great wine tasting adventures at my endThat goes for any fellow Snoothers thinking of heading down under 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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