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Andrew Graham
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Wine in cans - oh yes, it will be massive.

Last month I was pondering why we don’t drink more half bottles. If you need an answer about what might be next for wine packaging (that’s not half bottles), then look no further than the humble tinny. A version of this article appeared in National Liquor…
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Six offbeat Shiraz Blends (and not just from South Australia)

For this week’s entertainment, I thought I’d pull out all the Shiraz dominant blends that aren’t your usual suspects and ended up with these six wines. Some are just slightly unconventional (like non GSM from Grant Burge) and others sit firmly in OMG…
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A Hunter Gathering: Lots of (quality) new Hunter Valley releases

On Thursday, a squad of Hunter Valley winemakers came to Sydney to show off some new releases at the new Brix Distillery. While I couldn’t hang around and drink beer with the lads, they had in tow a collection of absolute top class wine – headlined by a…
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An Adelaide Hills Assortment

As you might have noticed, I’m on the Adelaide Hills train this week, covering off a small collection of regional new releases. I really love Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and there was two delights in this lot – including the ever delicious Shaw & Smith M3…
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Mylkappa Wines Pinot Noir Rosè 2017

Mylkappa Wines Pinot Noir Rosè 2017 A new name to me but with plenty of interest. Mylkappa is a small Adelaide Hills vineyard at Birdwood that has largely grown fruit for other producers, only recently turning to their own label. Vineyard is 112 acres,…
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Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay 2017

Tapanappa Tiers 1.5m Chardonnay 2017 Another great Tapanappa Chardonnay. Sourced from a block of close-planted vines planted in 2003 on the Tiers property, this is quite a contrast to the more linear Tiers (which still has its measure). From the outset,…
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Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2016

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2016 Richer vintage for the classic Shaw + Smith M3 style but it doesn’t lose shape. Lemon butter and apple juice meets toasty oak, the finish still shaped by grapefruit but it’s softer than in some years. More approachable…
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Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 2017

Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 2017 I’m happy to be proven wrong (and Ashton Hills does it regularly), but I still don’t see Adelaide Hills as a prime Pinot Noir region. Good wines, yes, but not great. Not like Hills Chardonnay or even Hills Shiraz for that…
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Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2018 It’s easy to bash Australian Sauv, but here’s what it should taste like – especially in 2018. 
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