Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Cool Climate Wine Show

Cool Climate Wine Show
The 2004 Cool Climate Wine Show has announced its medal winners and the locals have been trumped by a New Zealander in Class 5 (2003 Vintage Pinot Gris). The Show is held annually at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula and attracts entries from the peninsula, the nearby Yarra Valley and other Victorian regions as well as Tasmania and New Zealand. You can view the show results here.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Classified Ads for wine related products

The Vinodiversity web site has just launched a FREE classified ad service for the lovers of Diverse wines. You can browse or place your advertisement for any VD related product or service. For a limited time advertisers can reach a targeted discerning readership for free.

Classified Ads for wine related products

Monday, March 15, 2004

Annual Bendigo Winemakers Festival

The Festival will take place this year at the beautiful Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, as usual on Easter Sunday (April 11). There is usually a good roll up of local small producers from the region. Food is available but you can bring a picnic. The gardens are close to the Castlemaine railway station. Shiraz is the star attraction but you will find some diversity. See you there!

Details of the Annual Bendigo Winemakers Festival


Thursday, March 11, 2004

Shiraz viognier bandwagon rolls on!

Wolf Blass has a 2002 Shiraz Viognier which is available for $22 a bottle at The Australian Wine Centre It is described by the wine centre as soft crimson red in the glass with soft purple hues. This wine has intensely lifted aromas of pepper, blackberry and cassis. These scents develop on the palate with boysenberry, white pepper and ripe black fruits interwoven with cassis, violets and exotic spices. This medium bodied wine has a velvety texture, fine balanced tannins and beautiful length. To back up these claims the wine has four trophies as well as four gold medals from major shows.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

{Advertisement} Brown Brothers Barbera 2001

Booths Wines in the UK have a special on Brown Brothers Barbera 2001 for under Sixty quid a dozen. I tried a bottle of this nectar myself a couple of nights ago. James Halliday gives this wine 84 points, but I think it may be a bit better than that. Anyway it is well worth a try at this price, just don't expect a shiraz style blast, but rather an indication of what might become of the Italian varieties in NE Victoria.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, Mildura, 2004

The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, now an annual event, will be held from 30 October to 7 November 2004 in Mildura, Victoria. The event has grown rapidly in scope and importance since its inauguration as the Sangiovese Awards in 1999. Put the date in your diary. Further details are available at
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show