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Now we are in full scale production problems mount but they can also be solved. It is a great help to have a hard core group confident tasters who buy the odds and ends that are now popping up as cleanskins.
NEWSLETTERS
Wednesday, 4th May 2016
I often comment that those who teach wine and tutor master classes and the like stay well away from the main topic. The emphasis is on wine regions and grape varities and when that is covered they may tackle the issue of why some wines taste better. more...
Monday, 2nd May 2016
Can you have too much choice? A colleague in Sydney has argued for years that the wants of most customers can be supplied from a tiny range and thus huge stores are not required. There is much truth in this thought. more...
Friday, 29th April 2016
I opened a liquor store on June 15th, 1975. The first week was slow, so by the second week I was smashing prices. Now like many others I'm trying to work out what the digital revolution means for the wine business. more...
NEW WINES
Cape Geographe Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Elegance from the Golden West
Cape Geographe Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Region: Margaret River, WA
This Cape Geographe is a perfect expression of the maritime climate of Margaret River and how the wine flavours of two varieties which express this marry in a way that makes a better wine. Like many of our wine regions Margaret River has a recent history starting tentatively in the late 1960s. By about 1973  more detail...
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Darby Lane Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013
Cool Climate with Elegance and Flavour
Darby Lane Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
The winemaker Benjamin Parker and the consultant Nicholas Bourke discovered an accumulation of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills Chardonnays, stored in McLaren Vale, in mid-2015. They later purchased the full collection. Steadily these been prepared for bottling and released under a number of labels. This  more detail...
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Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014 (2nd Bottling)
Barossa Salt of the Earth
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014 (2nd Bottling)
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
This is quite a beautiful red with wonderful satisfying flavours. Ben and I are attracted to the primary flavours of youthful, rich, fleshy reds as long as the flavours are ripe and in particular the tannins are not obtrusive. Tannins can build in the wine in several ways. Continual pump-overs during  more detail...
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WORDS FROM DAVID FARMER
'At Glug we have a simple ethos of buying good wine no matter what it is called as the rule is – close your eyes, have a sip, if it tastes good who cares what it is called.'
BEST SELLERS
Harem 'Shazada' Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz 2012
Serve from the Best Decanter
Harem 'Shazada' Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz 2012
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
We purchased two Mataro's which had the quality to become the Sultan and left them to develop. At our last bench tasting neither was better than the other and we felt like bottling two Sultans. We settled for making a son of Sultan, 'Shazada', but to enhance the ripe features of this wine and move it further  more detail...
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Light & Finniss Currency Creek Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2012
Dual District Blend of Superb Quality
Light & Finniss Currency Creek Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2012
Region: Currency Creek / Barossa Valley
The winemaker Benjamin Parker picked up a mixed lot of 2012 reds and these have now been reworked to create several brilliant wines. I use the word brilliant to mean far more than the taste as creating a great taste is the easy part while the secret is keeping the cost down which is the hard  more detail...
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Borderland Estate Bush Telegraph South Australian Classic Dry Red 2010
Classic South Australian Dry Red
Borderland Estate Bush Telegraph South Australian Classic Dry Red 2010
Region: South Australia
This is the second and final bottling and as with everything the winemaker Ben Parker creates he has tinkered with the wine and it is different to the first bottling. Here is what I have been saying. 'In the late 1990s I became enthused by the variety Ruby Cabernet as I liked the rich, deep, vibrant colours and  more detail...
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