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 – Tatty Road Shiraz 2012

So, wine lovers, it’s Wednesday already and have I got an interesting wine for you this week!

It’s a long story, bear with me!

My bank has a points based loyalty thing with my credit card that accumulates a point for every $ spent on MasterCard and 2 points for every $ on American Express.  It’s the same account for both cards, so it doesn’t matter which one I use – anyway – normally these reward schemes are pretty crap, but not this one.

I get loads of free stuff for my points – and they do wine!!

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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 Wine Wednesday – Old Kent River 2005 Shiraz

Its Wednesday!!  And guess what?  Red Wine Time! Actually, that’s a teensy fib – its really Thursday, I just forgot to post this yesterday.  Luckily for me, I’m in Australia and 3/4 of the globe is behind me, day-wise, so there might be somewhere left that’s still Wednesday!

It’s not good really – first I do a Red White Wine Wednesday and then I spring a Red Wine Wednesday Thursday on you all!  Some consistent brand image that is!!   It’ll probably degenerate into a daily slurred Some Alcohol Day post before too long and you’ll be wondering what’s gone wrong in my life!!

So, what does this wonderful day have in store, wine wise?

A gorgeous Shriaz from the Old Kent River Winery in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia. 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 – 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