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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Malbec

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

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  • Amour, have you really drunk those wines? I'm skeptical of quality ... ... most of us) meats consumed down under. He said ostrich, here it comes, tastes like beef. Guess that breaks the pattern.. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


  • RBA - I wasn't so much that I was expecting a poor showing - their Cabernet Sauvignon and Les Chaveaux Red Blend (Both Columbia Valley as well.) are very good wines in their own right, but this was standing next to some really storied and good wines.  All were more expensive and received good hype except for the Chateau Fontbernard - which was v... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • I missed this thread back in November.  I'll just say this about Pinot Noir - you get what you pay for.  i sampled a number of Pinot Noir's under $20 when I was trying to learn about different wines.  I learned that you will find out what Pinot Noir is all about by going for the $25+ price point.  You can find some really nice ones in the $25-$3... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Not that he needs defending, but I'm with OT on this one.My understanding, ... ... had good input from down unde Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return


  • Haven't posted on wine excesses in awhile so here goes. Sorry, JD, no pix--wasn't that kind of night, to put it mildly. But last night was an interesting one. Started with a Kyung Wha Chung concert.J. S. Bach Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV1001 Partita No.1 in B minor , BWV1002 Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV1003 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004 Sonata ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about recently entitled Tasting Notes Are Broken. Or just discussion on the topic:https://openingabottle.com/tasting-notes-are-broken/The article has been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award in the Wine Reporter category. If you are on Facebook, please vote for it: https://fcld.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting notes: a dead...


  • Think of LOVE IN ALL FORMS!!!!! FOOD AND WINE...BUBBLY...perhaps?For me...definitely a few bottles from SAUTERNES.....oh oh...how I love them.......QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic WE NEED THE ROMANCE OF WINE...


  • 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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