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Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Glug sells wines which are hand made in the Barossa Valley by Benjamin Paker. They show vitality and excitement and are more authentic than big name brands and yet are cheaper. more...
Monday, 20th June 2016
Following the instructions of the wine maker Benjamin Parker to get the wine on the kitchen table I have smashed the price of the Bluey to $69.00. That should make preparing dinner a lot easier. To spread the stock around quantity is limited to one case per order - thanks! more...
Saturday, 18th June 2016
Over many decades I have developed my own way of judging wines. I follow the practise of official judging as used by our senior show judges use and point wines out of 20 or 100 points. This score while useful leaves a very large hole. All customers know this when they ask; ‘but what about the price’. Exactly my view so show me where the value is! more...
JUNE WINE TASTING & SALES EVENT
The next tasting of the Glug selection will be at the Samuel Road winery-warehouse on: Friday 24th June, 10am – 6pm; Saturday 25th June, 10am – 4pm and Sunday 26th June, 10am – 4pm.
NEW WINES
Shearers Lament 'The Bluey' Adelaidean Dry Red 2011
Benjamin Parker Creates a Cote du Rhone
Shearers Lament 'The Bluey' Adelaidean Dry Red 2011
Region: South Australia
I got great satisfaction in watching this wine being composed over several months. We had the building blocks of Shiraz and Cabernet from many South Australian premium regions so the base was easy but then the object is to build up further interest and complexity and this is done with other varieties and  more detail...
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Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Rich and Full Flavoured
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The winemaker Benjamin Parker has done a brilliant job with this Barossa Shiraz. That we can drink such riches for such a modest sum shows how blessed we are as wine consumers.
For good reason Barossa Shiraz is the most important wine made in Australia. Shiraz of course thrives in the Australian climate  more detail...
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Karrawirra Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Fruit of Our Labours
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
The winemaker Benjamin Parker knows a lot of folk in the valley and the wine trade being a case of ‘who you know as much as what you know’ was delighted a few years back to be offered the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Schwarz Family, Biscay Road property south of Tanunda. The first Karrawirra Cabernet was the  more detail...
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WORDS FROM DAVID FARMER
'I love Sauvignon Blanc though it was not grown in the mid and late 1970s in Australia so I imported lots of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume and later sold all of the first shipment of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to Australia. And this from one tiny store in the ACT suburb of Manuka. It took another 20 years to become popular.'
BEST SELLERS
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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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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Darby Lane Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Flavour from the High Country
Darby Lane Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
The last Darby Lane Merlot we sold about a year ago won wide favour so we kept a look-out for another. Luck came our way and we found what we wanted in a neighbour's Barossa winery. Ben Parker did the preparation of the wine though he was helped by a winemaking colleague Phil Lehmann. The Adelaide Hills wine  more detail...
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