Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sangiovese - after the football

Now that the footy season is over we need something else to occupy our minds for a few months. Why not try dabbling in a wine auction or two?

Ebay is popular, but for a truly professional service you can do better. I've just put a bid in on this little beauty here. Hope to get a dozen bottles of quaffing wine for less than $50.00 delivered. And an interesting blend of sangiovese and shiraz as well.

There are a few little points you might like to consider in this article about wine auctions but it is really simple. The page also has links to what is happening on Ebay in the way of wine auctions, a convenient way for you to keep informed.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

NE Victoria at Fed square

Explore NE Victoria, one of the state's most exciting wine regions without racking up the K's. The Showcase Series is an opportunity to taste some of the state's leading wines, meet the winemakers, learn about the wines, and help judge the "People's Choice" award for the best wines. All this in the very heart of Melbourne, at Federation Square.

On October 3 and 4 some of the best wineries from the Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Glenrowan, King Valley, and Rutherglen will be there.
I have written a preview of what you can find at the showcase here.

You can even meet me for a chat or why not see Katherine from Plonk Art and her funky wine accessories.

WHERE The Atrium at Federation Square
WHEN 1st Wednesday & Thursday every month
TIME Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm

$15 for tasting ticket (+ $2 deposit)
or $11 with discounted entry flyer.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Riesling at $2.50 per bottle

I've just snared six bottles of 2001 Riesling at auction for just $19.00. Add ten bucks for delivery and I have a nice drop without breaking the bank.

If you are interested in checking out the auction scene see this page of advice first

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

What Americans Drink

My friend Steve de Long has just posted an article which mentions the distribution of grape varieties used to make the wine Americans are consuming.

Loads of Cabernet and Chardonnay, just a smidgen of shiraz, Semillon doesn't get a look in, Pinot grigio is much more popular than in OZ and that 20% other category hides lots of diversity.

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