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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Wasn't so long ago we were talking about her. Just saw an article pop up on W-SZelma LongOh yeah, and Dave - re: the Brett topic from earlier this year. There are strong suspicions that Leoville Barton wines still contain it, all the way up to vintage 2010. If the 2003 had any, they were pretty minor and didn't stick out much. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zelma Long Article


  • Although the writing is a bit clunky, I enjoyed reading about the many roses listed.  I have enjoyed a few of them myself, and saw a few I will try to seek out.http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/thirst/article/Is-pink-the-new-white-A-complicated-new-era-for-5501693.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=07b9c4aae03c100abe#/0 Read More

    Forum post in the topic Decent line up of Roses in...


  • So the Fenocchio Bussia's have been confirmed, just over a case of those for me and some more to distribute to friends. Not all Villero's went through, so now I have a half case to fill with Garagiste, cost of doing business.What's that Bourgogne Blanc, D?Stateside I'm intriguiged by Edmunds St. John - who may very well be making some of the fin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • OK, quiz time. Thought I'd start a challenge where we can throw quotes out at the group, which has to then guess attribution. Who said it, and if possible when, why, etc.?Hints are allowed, even preferred. Person who gets the attribution right then gets to offer up their query.This would've been a lot more fun 20 yrs ago before the web. So yeah,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine quotes: who said what,...


  • Thought this was an interesting mailer I'd share with you all. Already forwarded the e-mail to Fox as he is one of the few champions of Dolcetto that I know. This would also fit in well with the "weekday wines" thread. Fox and I agreeing it's a good week day pasta night wine, or even a 1st wine in a flight of Northern Italian Reds. To all Best W... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are you down with Dolcetto?


  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of course, all that is true but today we are seeing that free spirited attitude change the paradigm for wine production. Some might say that we are witnessing a return to a different style of wine. Fresher, lower in alcohol and having more in common with wines produced se... Read More

    From the article The "New" California


  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 1: what...


  • Yep. I think that one of the partners in addition to Hatton was John Kongsgaard. As far as I know, Hatton was in some kind of other business and may have even worked at Zachy's out in NY. He hooked up with Kongsgaard and they got Andy Erickson to make their wine. I think it's purchase fruit from vineyards that they found/liked/etc.Not easy to fi... Read More

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