Celebrating Australia Day with JANSX Sparkling Wine

January 26, 2016 is Australia DayJANSX Rose Sparkling Wine

On this day back in 1788 the First Fleet of British Ships arrived at Port Jackson, New South Wales. This is also known as First Landing or Foundation Day. At his time the Flag of Great Britain was raised at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.

Learn more about this at wwwAustraliaDay.org.au

Lets celebrate wiht JANSZ Rosè Sparkling wine from Tasmania

2013 Brokenwood Semillon Hunter Valley-The Chalkboard Special

February 21,2014

There is something special about a less than usual grape variety that comes from a less than usual place. We are talking about the Semillon grape grown in the Hunter Valley of Australia. This grape gives you all that creaminess without the use of oak and leaves you with the pure fruit to enjoy.

2013 Brokenwood Semillon

Accolade Wines Survey Results on Australian Chardonnay and 2011 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay

February 1,2014

Selected journalists and writers were surveyed about Australian Chardonnay regarding stylistic changes, best value price points and other points.

Most agreed that the style is getting better.

In the best value price point range of $20 to $30 50% thought Australian Chardonnay was the best value.

Sorry California. 88% thought that Australian Chardonnay was a better value than Chardonnay from California.

The 2011Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay at $4 above the $30 range is a Chardonnay for those California Chardonnay value lovers.

2011 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia My Favorite Wine IS

Rieslings from Australia – 2013 Pewsey Vale Riesling and 2003 Pewsey Contours Riesling

January 26,2014

Not only is riesling produced in Australia, it is good, reasonably priced and has ageing capability.

The 2013 Pewsey Vale Riesling is floral with the stone fruits flavors of peaches and apricots and not sweet. The wine has nice mouth watering acidy and leaves your mouth refreshed.  Read the full review notes here for 2013 Pewsey Vale Riesling.

From the same winery we have a single vineyard (Contours) riesling with some age to it.

2003 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling is almost 11 years old and still has the delicious fruit. It has some of that oily/petrol to it as you would expect from a fine German Riesling. It is also dry riesling. There is the sweet fruit flavors in the mouth but it finishes bone dry.

Read the full review notes here for 2003 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling.

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My favorite Australian riesling is from Pewsey.





Wines of Australia are Much More Than Shiraz


January  24, 2014Favorite Wine Australia sign

When you think of an Australian wine, think of a Chardonnay and Riesling. These are just two other grapes that are used to produce quality delicious wines in Australia. Australian wines can be with powerful fruits but are also made in a way to offer the powerful fruit toned down to show the other nuances of the wine.

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