John's Blend

+61 8 8562 1820 18 Neil Avenue
Nuriootpa, 5355
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They had a vision of creating their own unique premium wine label - John’s Blend was the result. First vintaged in 1974, the Cabernet Sauvignon was created under this new label. John’s Blend was an instant success when it was released in 1977. The then youthful John had already worked with some of the greats of Australian wine, including John Vickery and starting work with Wolf Blass after graduating from the Oenology course in 1970. John’s Blend developed side-by-side with numerous Wine Show honours and John’s own prominent role in Wolf Blass Wines as the senior red winemaker. The result was hardly surprising; for John’s part in the story of Wolf Blass Wines, resulted in winning an unrivalled four of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophies for Australia’s top red wine 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1999. Also winning eleven Montgomery Trophies for the finest red wines at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, to name just a few of the awards. It would be fair to say that in Australia’s fine wine making fraternity Read more »

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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...

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  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th 2015. Aside from being Tax Day it means time for the annual Las Madres Vineyard Winemakers Luncheon. 2014 marks the 15th leaf and will be the 12th vintage for this cool climate Syrah vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Carneros in Sonoma. It's been cool, foggy and windy the past few days le... Read More

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  • This is my first post. I'm not sure this is for me but I'm giving it a go. on first blush this looks like it could be fun and educational.  Read More

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  • The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More

    From the article Ride the Roller Coaster Vines: Priorat to Montsant


  • New world wine make it so easy. It's all written right on the label. Winery / year / grape. No mystery what so ever. Old world wines are not labeled so simply. You often will need to do your homework in order to know what you are drinking.Pardon my contrarianism, AOK, but are your really denigrating transparency in labels?  I think a lot of peop... Read More

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  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

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  • 15 years ago, before I retired, I had a couple of bottles of Chevalier de Bayard. It was the best tasting wine I'd ever had. But now that I'm on a fixed income, I can no longer spend $25 on a bottle of wine.Does anybody have any ideas of what wines are close to it but less expensive?Thank you  Read More

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  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs working in a professional kitchen as a kid, after I was promoted from the pot sink, was shucking oysters and serving them iced on the half shell. I got very adept at opening them very quickly – but of course, who doesn’t prefer to have someone open their oysters for them?... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings


  • Almost a good enough excuse for a visit to NYC... Cornelissen's Best Yet - Come See on Thursday!Over the years we’ve approached each of Frank’s new vintages with excitement, suspense and perhaps a grain of trepidation. We first tasted the wines about eight years ago – they were vinous rollercoasters with thrilling loops and dives, but sometimes ... Read More

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  • The India Pale Ale, known as IPA, is the most popular craft beer style being produced in America today. To enjoy the hop forward ale – often happily described as bitter - is a badge of honor to some beer drinkers. Trends and fads come and go throughout the beverage industry, but IPA is, apparently, here to stay. But if you spend some time in bee... Read More

    From the article Sour Beer: The next IPA?


  • Great things can come from little places. Earlier this fall 27 Cypriot wines received medals at the 2014 Decanter World Wines, marking an emerging wine producers as well as –  according to the International Organisation for Vine and Wine statistics – a country whose wine consumers or on the rebound after a lull in recent years. The crown jewel o... Read More

    From the article The Little Country That Could: Cyprus Sees Growing Wine Sector


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