Arrogant Frog is one of the shining success stories of modern wine marketing. And there is more to come from Jean Claude Mas.
Each year James Young, who sells Torbreck wines in Sydney, drops in to my place and pours the latest batch of Torbreck wines for me to taste.
Big, rich, buxom Barossa and McLaren Vale shiraz: they are better than ever these days.
Grenache is the grape of the moment, at least in the warmer regions of South Australia.
S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha 2017, McLaren Vale, AUD $28
Alex Head is one of the younger generation winemakers making their marks in the Barossa Valley.
Occasionally I stumble across a wine that has been produced from a grape that I normally wouldn’t expect to find in that region.
A glass of wine at the end of a busy day is one of life’s great pleasures. Increasingly I find myself reaching for the Spanish cheese manchego as an accompaniment.
Chateau Tanunda’s winemaker Neville Rowe was in Sydney recently showing off the lovely Barossa ‘Big Reds’ that this company does so well.
The grenache revival is catching on, and it’s about time, I say.