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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon

  • 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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  • I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series ... ... ... events regularly ‘Down Under’ and have long realised that the Aussie wine drinker appreciates quality and is prepared to pay for it. AUS$30-40 is a common price tag in a Sydney bottle shop. Compare these Australian price tags with the £5.50 (AUS$9) average UK price a... Read More

    From the article Connecting with Canadian Wine


  • Good luck finding many Aussie wines *not* under stelvin these days. Everyone I know in the industry down there swears by them.Wonder what the ancient Greeks with their pinesap closures would have to say...  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Never posted any criticism, Al, without very good reason, after holding back for awhile until continual repetition made it necessary, and after fielding strong commentary from others. A little self-reflection is a very good thing. True growth never occurs without it.Adolescent humor and sexual politics and insensitive not-so-mindful political po... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Wine Forum Under Test -...


  • DM, you'll never know how much better the new wine forum is until you actually take a look at it.  That being said, we have several folks with lots of wine knowledge already in the new wine forum.  The content is building every day.  The Snooth wine forum will not be seeing much more posting from me and I was a major contributor.  Perhaps it's f... Read More

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  • I would like to start the transition this Friday, 16 February 2018.  Some folks are worried about leaving behind the content in this wine forum, but I must stress that this forum is out of our control.  It could be closed down tomorrow and there is nothing we could do to restore it.  I control the Wine Lovers Forum and I have been hosting my com... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Wine Forum Under Test -...


  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from trying with your oysters... 929 Broadway | New York, NY 10010 | (212) 477-1315 | flatiron-wines.com Dear Friends of Flatiron Wines:Here's a week of favorites. First, we'll have our favorite winemaker in the Nahe, Cornelius Dönnhoff, in the shop for a meet-the-winemaker... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu ... Oro, £9, $15), ‘Down Under’ for an Orange Muscat and Flora (Brown Brothers, £9, $15) or, if you’re feeling flush, to Sauternes in Bordeaux where a half bottle of Castelnau de Suduiraut, the second label of Cru Classe Chateau Suduiraut no less, will deliver honeye... Read More

    From the article Have a Grand Cru Christmas!


  • A few months ago, I was minding my own business, mostly, when I received a phone call from my good friends here at Snooth, wondering if I would be interested in heading to Bordeaux for a few days and write a story about my experiences. The trip would focus solely on sweet wines from the region, or what wine types frequently refer to as “dessert ... Read More

    From the article Experiments in Sweet Bordeaux


  • Ok - let's get with under $30 PN tasting. 1st some of the people:The lady on the right is an author with one published and is currently working on her 2nd novel.4 of 6 bottles of the $17.50 or less wines - 2 bottles were bottles:The Prophecy drank decently but except for this I'd not buy it - and I didn't.  The CyT PN was terrible, sour cherry -... 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...


  • 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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