The wines of Ulithorne, McLaren Vale

The wines of Ulithorne, McLaren Vale

The wines of Ulithorne   McLaren Vale-based Ulithorne is owned by Sam Harrison and Rose Kentish. Rose is an exceptional winemaker, having produced wines in the Vale and in France. Their approach is: “It’s not about us, it’s about the wine.” Good people making great wines. Dona is not the annoying precious princess with a lisp […]

Hills, vale, valley and peninsula reviews

Hills, vale, valley and peninsula reviews

Hills, vale, valley and peninsula. No real connection between the wines below. It’s just because. So work it out for yourself. Hungerford Hill McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014: Very soft and very seductive, but very well toned muscle at 15 per cent. It’s surprisingly easy to drink, all mulberry and Victoria plum flavours. Good depth and […]

Australian vintage, China whine & hidden icons

Australian vintage, China whine & hidden icons

CHAMPing at the bit CHAMP Private Equity and Accolade Wines continue to generate press interest. The latest news is that CHAMP has appointed Citigroup and Morgan Stanley investment banks to manage the initial public offering of Accolade Wines. Reports are also circulating that CHAMP is meeting various Asian companies/investors to take stakes in the listed Accolade. […]

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism translates to wine The latest International Visitor Survey, to the end of March, shows positive results in the tourism sector. That translates to good news for the Australian wine industry, both domestically and hopefully when overseas visitors return to their home countries. Total spend from visitors amounted to $37.9 billion in the year to […]

The beauty of shiraz in McLaren Vale

The beauty of shiraz in McLaren Vale

Beauty in the Vale Ulithorne ‘Familia’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015: A young release for McVale shiraz but this is no kiddie. It’s very well made with plenty of interesting flavours as it travels that keep the drinker both entertained and thoughtful. 94 points, with maybe one or even two to come as it ages, and […]

Key Review of Wine 17 May 2015

Key Review of Wine 17 May 2015

Cabernet from river and vale Margaret River, Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley are considered the leading regions when it comes to cabernet sauvignon. This statement will be disputed by some wineries in other regions but I am speaking in general terms. Quoting Anthony Rose who is the wine correspondent for The Independent (UK) who wrote […]