St Anne’s Vineyards 2017 Liqueur Shiraz

St Anne's Vineyards Liqueur Shiraz

This St Anne’s Vineyards 2017 Liqueur Shiraz is made in the Perricoota region in NSW, near the border of Victoria. The team at St Anne’s recently sent me some of their new releases to try and this was one of them. As my Dad is partial to this style of wine (a fortified wine), I thought I would get his ‘help’ to taste it. Continue reading

Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra Valley

Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra ValleyThis 2015 Hirsch Hill Estate Shiraz retails for $20 – a real bargain!

It’s made from Yarra Valley grapes which are hand-picked. It also earned 93 points from James Halliday – which is pretty darn good especially if you’re picking it up for under $20! And not surprisingly it was named as one of the Best Value wines this year too! Continue reading

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSMDo you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?

It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend. Continue reading

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa ShirazI love a gift pack which comes with wine and matching snacks! I received this as a Christmas gift from Cellarmasters (thank you Mira & team).

Inside the gift box was a bottle of Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz alongside; Bryon Bay cookies (soooo good!), Maggie Beer Fig & Fennel Paste, Beerenberg tomato chutney and crackers. Out of all the elements, the wine went superbly with the paste ? Continue reading