Imagine you are a Red Wine Drinker. How does this sound for taste descriptors? Dark berries, plums, smoke, leather, tar, meaty, spicy, oak, long finish. Sounds like the perfect wine for a “Cabernet Drinker”. I am describing the various expressions of the grape Syrah or as they call it in Australia, Shiraz. Yes, Captain Washington […]Read More “Syrah Is A Tough Sell”?? Nonsense!!!
Ciao Mates. Every month or so I have to do a review on one of our Direct To You Wines at ABC Fine Wine And Spirits in Florida, from Australia. The section in most retailers, not just ABC, looks more and more pitiful every time I look at it as most consumers sadly are only […]Read More Italy Came To Australia.
Part 2 Next Week.. South Africa Trust Me Followers! These Aussie Wines are Classic and Big And Bold with flavor at a Great Value Tait “The Ball Buster” Red Blend $18.99 Oliverhill Winery, Red Silk Shiraz $18.99 Serafino GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre -$29.99 Grape-fully Yours, Mates, LarryRead More G’Wines…Mates!!!
I have discussed so many times why I can’t stand Cult Wines from Australia like Mollydooker because they are so over the top laden with alcohol that they are not enjoyable to drink. 16.5% Alcohol is maybe acceptable for an Amarone but not for a Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. As a Certified Sommelier, […]Read More Australian Wine Is Like A Card Game. Sometimes You “COME UP TRUMPS”