Saturday, November 26, 2005

Malbec a red wine variety making a comeback

Malbec is a red wine variety which is making a comeback. It can produce some earthy, rustic wines which are well worth seeking out.Malbec a red wine variety making a comeback

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Some wine gifts you might like in a stocking near you

Mudgee wine region

This wine region in New South Wales is starting to see some new grape varieties being used.

See vinodiversity's page about the Mudgee wine region


Build your own wine cellar

If you're passionate about collecting wine ... If you want to learn more about wine ... If you want your own wine cellar but you're unsure how to start, then you MUST read this letter!

Chris Miles has released an amazing new digital book called “How To Build Your Own Wine Cellar” that reveals all the strategies you need to start your own cellar. This book grew out of his own research and experience in building several wine cellars. It answers all the questions he was asked by other people when they knew was writing this book.

If the advice here saves just one or two bottles in your cellar then it is worth the price, plus there are two special bonuses.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Free Chivas for Christmas

Now you know you need to stock up for the festive season. Especially some bubbly perhaps...or make sure you have plenty of good cheer for the inevitable unexpected guests. Here is a link to get yourself a special delivery of a couple of dozen bottles of wine with a free bottle of Chivas thrown in... Or you can have a box of Heinekin for those warm afternoons.

Just use this link and click on the email specials. You will have a choice of several packs of sparkling whites, sparkling reds, still reds, whites, and roses, from the budget priced through to the premium class wines. Join the email specials list and you can have a bargain with a freebie for the holiday season and special offers all year.

Here's that link again!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Geelong Wine Region

This wine region to the south-west of Melbourne is now producing some great wines.

Geelong Wine Region


Sunday, November 20, 2005

Clare Valley Wine Region

The Clare Valley region is known for its superb Rieslings, but it also makes wonderful shiraz, possibly even better than that of the neighbouribg Barossa Valley. But there are some winemakers who are using some newer varieties, particularly the Italian reds.

Check out the Vinodiversity view of the Clare Valley Wine Region


Friday, November 11, 2005

Wine regions for varietal wines

While I have been compling the data for the Emerging Varietals book I have been collecting information about Australian wine regions. Some of this has found its way onto the Vinodiversity website and much more will be added. Thus far there is information about Alpine Valleys, Barossa, Beechworth, Bendigo, Granite Belt, Hunter Valley, King Valley, Langhorne Creek, Margaret River and the Yarra Valley. There's lots more to come, so check these out and watch out for frequent updates Wine regions for varietal wines

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sangiovese a star Italian wine grape variety

One of the first varieties that I described when I first set up the Vinodiversity site was Sangiovese. There are now over 120 Australian producers of this wonderful Italian red wine variety. So check it out.

Australian Sangiovese

PS. We can send you some Aldinga Bay or de Bortoli


Aglianico is a red wine variety which has been plucked out of obscurity in Southern Italy. It has potential in the warmer regions of Australia.

Aglianico, an Italian red winegrape variety for warmer climates

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A couple of specials for you to try

From time to time a couple of blasts from the past come up. Bin numbers for example. Our good friends at WMC have some special numbers. First there is the Bin 5000 Petit Verdot 2002 made by McGuigan. Its a bargain at $10.95 a bottle. (but only for this week!) Or you can try a Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2003 for under $30. You might also like to try some De Bortoli Sangiovese for about half that price. See you can fit in a couple of bottles of Kingston Estate Petit Verdot 1999 for just $5.95 for a 375ml bottle. Now there's a bargain. Petit Verdot is a variety that is starting to make a big impact in Australia so here is a chance to find out what the fuss is about without breaking the bank.

So check out the details of these wines here

Monday, November 07, 2005

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2005

The 2005 AAVWS was held in Mildura during the first week in November. 415 wines from innovative wineries all over Australia were judged by an expert panel of judges who know what to look for in wines made from uncommon varieties. The link below will take you to an article summarising the winners of the main classes at the show.

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2005