Red Wine Wednesday – Driftwood 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Well you almost didn’t get a review of this wine – I started drinking it yesterday, fully expecting to do a red wine Wednesday, but got side tracked taking to a friend about his permaculture hobby (hey Lindsay!) and forgot and I’m a day late down to the last 1/2 glass already before I’ve even written a word – oops!

Ah well, you’re all used to me being a bit flexible with a) the wine being red and b) it being Wednesdays.

So – for your viewing pleasure, wine fans, I give you Driftwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. Read More

Red Wine Wednesday – Storm Bird

So, wine lovers, you made it to hump day – well done you!

It’s been a crazy few weeks here, work is bouncing along in the shadow of a load of very public statements about cost cutting and efficiency, which is always an interesting time.  However, I’m still here and in order to restore some balance to the force, a healthy application of red wine is required.

For your tasting pleasure this week, we have the Storm Bird Shiraz Cab Merlot 2006
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Red Wine Wednesday – Killibinbin Shiraz 2007

Yes, wine lovers, its that time again!

I almost didn’t remember, but I was home early (well, thats relative – before it got dark, which is a bit of a rare event at the moment!) and the kids were round at their father’s house and I had a moment of mental clarity!

It’s been a relatively dry 10 days since I got back -so I decided to open the last of the Killibinbin wines I got from the good food and wine show in Perth over a year ago.   I don’t have any wine or beer in the house now (save for the lay down expensive dont drink for at least 5 years wines), so I think this weekend will be spent online looking to remedy that!

Anyway – this week we have *drum roll*

Killibinbin 2007 Shiraz (complete with scream face) Read More

Red/White Wine Wednesday – Houghton White Classic

Greetings!!  Its Red Wine Wednesday with a twist!  A little awesome added alliteration for your consideration – yes, its a White Wine Wednesday!

I’ve been kinda busy – too busy for wine really – I know, that’s not really an excuse, but there you have it.  I’ve been clearing the garden of the storm damaged trees and fences every weekend for seemingly ages – its all done now, but that’s beer work, not red wine appreciation time.

Anyway, enough waffling – I have a chilled white in a glass waiting for appreciation.

Todays RWWW is Houghtons White Classic Read More

Red Wine Wednesday – Killibinbin Scaredy Cat 2007

Greetings one and all!  I trust you’re all having lots of fun out there in your corners of the world.

So, its Wednesday – it’s red wine time!  I’ve had to resort to one of the wines I’ve drunk ‘off wednesday’ as it were because I’m sick again and theres nothing worse than alcohol when you’re ill.

So, without further ado, this week’s wine is *drum roll*

Killibinbin Scaredy Cat 2007 by Brothers in Arms Wineries. Read More

Red Wine Wednesday – Happs 2009 PF Red

Happy Wednesday, mid weekers!  Yes, its hump day, which, now I’m not full of crappy flu, is Red Wine Wednesday!

As you might have gathered by now, I went to the Margaret River wine region on holiday, which provided an excellent opportunity to taste some outstanding wines.

Margaret River is really famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon Reds as it has a climate ‘almost identical to Bordeaux in a very good year’, in fact, some say that Margaret River Cab Savs are the best you can get in Australia.  Some vineyards also produce some really top notch Shiraz (although these are much softer and less peppery than the Shirazes of the Barrossa) and some very decent Pinot Noirs and Tempranilo (Rioja style) too.

With that heady mix in mind, this week – I’d like to introduce you to Happs 2009 PF Red Read More

Red Wine Wednesday – Campo Viejo Rioja 2006

Hello wine lovers, it’s that time again!

I am currently in frosty England so I thought I’d find a European wine to review – I did think about doing an English wine, but in the limited time I had available to shop, I failed to find any.  So – what to choose – a classic Bordeaux, a cheeky Chianti?  Nope – I went straight for the Rioja.

These are damn expensive in Australia, but much more reasonable in the UK so as you can imagine, I haven’t gone overboard with the Rioja’s of late and I’ve kinda missed them.  In fact, I was struggling to remember what they tasted like!  Eeek!

Seems like too good excuse to waste then, doesn’t it? Read More