Merlot and rieslings wines reviewed

Merlot and rieslings wines reviewed

Why merlot and riesling? I had a lot of untasted merlot and riesling on the bench. In the main merlot is not a grape I care for when it’s solo and please don’t write saying what about Château Petrus? Its so many years since I drank even tasted Petrus I cannot compare, anyhow one could […]

May merry month for Australian wine

May merry month for Australian wine

May we be grateful For reasons I’ve never fully understood, a couple of years (or possibly more) back, someone, some group, official body or whatever, thought there was a need to promote May as the month in which we are all grateful for Australian wines. As far as I can tell, the reason is that […]

Grenache wines single and blended

Grenache wines single and blended

Grenache Gemtree McLaren Vale Grenache 2016: It’s not my place to comment on labels, but when they are incomprehensible, I ask, what the #@^*? What’s the point of some arty bloody farty concept dreamt up by a wanky label designer, spoilt child or pissed winemaker? Anyhow, behind this senseless, unreadable label is a grenache from […]

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape What is there to say about cabernet sauvignon that hasn’t been said before? Not a lot. Pre 1830 most of the red wine in Australia was made from the Burgundy grape (pinot noir) or miller’s burgundy. The latter is an interesting variety as it’s difficult to trace its origins in […]

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

The TKR riesling tasting Post-Christmas is time for the TKR riesling tasting. It’s not as large as some magazine tastings, or those of reviewers who have greater consumer recognition, but large enough to provide an idea of how riesling is performing around the country. For the past few years I have kept all rieslings sent […]