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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...

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  • I bought a bottle of Whispers white Muscato not long ago, i went to my fridge last night to get the something out and noticed that the unopened bottle was leaking the bottle had a large hole where the glass was broken and a crack most of the way around the bottle. it was lucky that i did not cut my hand open on the bottle. I have looked for a n...

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  • Hi i would like to know how long Moutard Champagne lasts unopened thank you 23/4/2012

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  • I bought Cabernet Merlot the flavour was off like old grapes or over ripe awful experience but cannot find contact details anywhere. Will stop buying as NOT ok. Second time I purchased this type. First was enjoyable. Very angry.

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  • In the last 3 weeks I have bought 3 casks of Sharaz from my local Coles store at Craigieburn. All 3 had the tap on the opposite side that it should have been. I liked the wine but found it very annoying 3 in a row.Is this a common fault with your wines.Sincerley Gerald Netley. 26, augusta ave. campbellfield 3061. Vic.

    Comment by 1886240gerald netley 1886240 gerald netley


  • hi i bought a bottle of your Whispers pink moscato and when i tried to take the cork out the bottle actually broke clean off. I have opened many bottles of champagne and this has never happened before??? i have tried to find a number to contact you but i cant can you please check where you get the bottles made as there is a problem with them. T...

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  • On the label of Silver Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Central Valley 'Wine from Chile' is shown. The code on the bottle (9 300601 968855) indicates it's a product of Australia (93). A wine from Chile should have, according to the same list, a code beginning with 78. Is the code on the label incorrect or is the wine actually an Australian wine? Cl...

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  • Pleasant Valley Strawberry Spumante has been the best sparkling wine that my friends and I have ever consumed. We love this champagne and we even began a bi-annual event call" the valley games" in tribute to the drink. We are horrified to discover that our south Australian suppliers have stopped selling this product. Currently we have 1 bottle ...

    Comment by 1690520Elysha Reardon 1690520 Elysha Reardon


  • I have been purchasing the Pleasant Valley Strawberry Spumante for years now and have just been told by First Choice that it is no longer available. Is this permanent?? If NO will you keep supplying to this store and others? Sad loss if not available for myself and a friend of mine who brought this to my attention. On back of label your name is ...

    Comment by 1534744Susan Harwood 1534744 Susan Harwood


  • Yes, and the Colonials left their vinous legacy to South Africa, Namibia?, ... ... ... to Australia (All hail James Busby who brought the vitis vinifera to Australia Read More

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  • I have recently seen some general headlines in the "health news" sections of various news sources.  Evidently, the WHO has declared alcohol unsafe in ANY quantity, and wants to discourage its use to ease the burden of public health cost/resources.  Like most medical studies, I approached this one with skepticism.  I subscribe to a medical journa... Read More

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  • i got 3 bottles of whispers moscato for xmas and when we went to open the first to bottles before even getting all the gold foil off both exploded open. one just missing my face by inches. not very impressed and will never buy this brand again no matter how nice it was. the last bottle i have is being thrown in the bin unopened as i am not takin...

    Comment by 1441389gem69 1441389 gem69


  • I agree with the comments below, tangled vine fresh dry white is dark in color and odor is off and not a nice taste. i have been buying this product for some time and the taste has changed. Ann

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  • Down under, the traditional Southern Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah and ... ... the first vitis vinifera James Busby brought back from his trip to France and Spain in 1831. In 1839, the three varieties were brought to Southern Australia, where they flourished. They were originally used for the production of fortified wine (the backbone of the ... Read More

    From the article Great Blends of Australia


  • For New Year's, I thought I'd put together a quiz about the wines of Australia and New Zealand. Answers to follow next Monday. And remember no internet peeking!1. What major "wine" city lies adjacent to the Fleurieu Peninsula?2. Houghton's White Burgundy (now called White Classic), an Australian staple and best-seller for 70 years, is a dry whi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine from Down Under Quiz


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