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Lowest Ever Prices
on Six Plus Six

Both Rated 10/10 Value for Money




Auld and Burton Adelaidean Shiraz Grenache 2012
Light & Finniss South Australia Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red Blend 2012

You get six bottles each of wines at a remarkable price and I see it as a pack for serious drinkers. Two reds from premium districts along the great Adelaidean Range, containing premium varieties, and five years bottle age, stacks up as good buying. Some of the wines we made and some are parcels we have purchased on buying trips. Go easy thus a limit of one per order.



 
Auld and Burton
Adelaidean
Shiraz Grenache 2012

Our Adelaidean project is now a reality and for these reds we use less favoured varieties such as the Italians, Grenache, Mataro and numerous other odds and sods to make an appealing field blend.

The twist to make this possible is that wines may be sourced from regions as far apart as the Clare Valley, Adelaide Plains, Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and even Kangaroo Island.

With less emphasis on the variety and the region and more on the taste and price, all manner of possibilities have emerged.

Here is the third release from this interesting project. In this case we have dipped into a large reserve purchased years ago of wines from 2012.

There are only two varieties, though the final composition is from many regions.

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Light & Finniss
South Australia
Adelaidean Bin 536
Dry Red Blend 2012

The fruits of the winemaker Benjamin Parker appear with this excellent red, the result of the Adelaidean project, which is on-going.

Imagine a field blend but instead of a mix from a single farmers vineyards it is instead a mix from numerous farmers vineyards that can be hundreds of kilometres apart.

This is quite common in large overseas regions and of course has a long history in Australia.

We are after good flavours but being retailers concentrate on the end selling price.

This wine contains high quality varieties which sell for lower prices and we cannot for the life of us understand why this is so.

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Pigs are big in the Barossa Valley and were a natural for the Restless Farm series. Also in real life as here are two Berkshires, Crackle and Pop, being reared by the winemaker Benjamin.

With difficult questions I say 'It's a funny old thing the wine business...' as I buy time to come up with a general answer to some topic or other. A ploy for a split second to collect ideas but it also signifies the answer will not be simple as lots of things to do with making a bottle of wine intersect in complex ways.

I just explored a co-operative wine site where a dozen producers have united by being; 'Fed up with cheaper supermarket labels being disguised as high-end brands and diminishing shelf space...'

Another site lists these offending supermarket labels because 'the wines [only] look like they are produced by a winery-owned brand...’ For example under Coles we have .. Cuvee Clare, followed by David Farmer Signature and then Daybreak Estate.

I think if Coles are going to use my name the signature wine should be in a Portuguese, heavy weight, hand blown bottle with a very deep punt, as befits my standing and age.
What these sites show is a pitying, righteous certainty that only they know what good wine is and worse what you should pay for the privilege to drink. I also think it likely that what we do at Glug would be dismissed out of hand.

Then Bloomberg, 6th September reported, old wine, authenticity expert, Mark Oldham, was with a group that drank a Methuselah of La Tache 1962 worth around $100,000 and summed up with ‘We happily drained the La Tâche, not totally convinced it was a fabrication’.

It a funny old thing the wine business but today you can buy the six plus six Friday special for $69 knowing is was hand made by us in the Barossa Valley. Keep your sense of proportion, and keep your feet on the ground and you will drink O.K.




Restless Farm
'The Pig'
Barossa Valley
Shiraz 2015

‘There’s gold in then thar hills’ did not come true for South Australia although they did work an alluvial river flat not far from the Barossa Valley town of Lyndoch which is known as the Barossa Goldfields. The real gold has come of course with the recognition of the Barossa Valley as a unique, world class, wine region.

Finding another place just like the Barossa is unlikely as while vines will spring up in many new locations my perusal of the global geography shows the location is unique. Barossa Valley Shiraz is a world class drink and when well priced is a must buy.

The range of Restless Farm wines dates back to the 2008 vintage with the first being The Goat from Padthaway of 40 cases.

The other animals down on this strange farm are the Goose, the Elephant, the Camel and the Bunny. As expected The Pig is stout, round and soft and to bring you up to date two real Bershires called Crackle and Pop have been purchased and are growing quickly.

Commence drinking now though this Restless Farm Shiraz will mature over many years.

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P.B. Burgoyne
Barossa Valley
Shiraz 2015

I have to go back to 2012 to find the last time we sold a Barossa Valley Shiraz of this quality at this price.

Indeed this Burgoyne is all we like and look for in a wine.

The origin is the most sought after region in Australia-the Barossa Valley, the grapes were grown by well known farmers, the wine maker Benjamin Parker prepared the wine for bottling which is a critical job and we supervised the bottling locally.

The wine was not made by us but on the bench against comparable samples this wine stood out as a grade above the others the and as you do we pulled the sample forward. The transaction was done and here it is released under the wine-merchant label of P B Burgoyne.

Burgoyne commenced business in 1871 as a UK importer of Australian wines and strode like a colossus across our landscape. We hope he is pleased with our efforts and I am certain customers will be.

At this introductory price this should become the bread and butter red yet with the knowledge you are drinking a very high grade. This is what we are good at and is very close to our ideal of vineyard, grower, maker.

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Oakley Adams Padthaway Shiraz 2014
An exceptional region for grapes lies in the far, south east corner of South Australia. The most famous region is Coonawarra where vines date to the 1890s.

In 1964 they planted similar land to Coonawarra at Padthaway, about 100 kilometres north west. For a time the large companies Lindemans, Seppelts and Hardys promoted a range of wines labelled as Padthaway, such was the importance attached to the region. Getting buyers familiar with a new region is very hard and later they retreated.

So the vines have matured, the grapes are beautiful and the resulting wine is now blended into many regular brands to boost the quality.

Thus brilliant parcels of wine can be purchased at medium to low prices. Padthaway ranks with Langhorne Creek as our favourite regions for exceptional value for money.

This Oakley Adams is such an example and is a wine for smart wine buyers. Incidentally I developed the label concept of Oakley Adams in 1996 and its good to see it back on bottles.

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It's Back
A Box of Big Red Surprises


Trial Bins 542, 5640, 5770, 566 Adelaidean-South Australia Mixed Dozen
The story so far has taken us from experiments or Trial Bin Reds beginning in 2016 to the release of three wines: the Barbarossa from the Barossa Valley and two from the long arc of premium SA country we call the Adelaidean. These three wines sell for $8.99, $7.99 and $6.99. This makes the mixed case of experimental wines from 2016 and 2017 very good buying at $64 so I again draw your attention to this value.


Trial Big Reds from the
Adelaidean Project Mixed Dozen


This special contains three bottles from four red trials:


Trial Bin 5640 'The Jackman' South Australia Red Blend No.2 NV
Trial Bin 542 South Australia Cabernets 2013
Trial Bin 566 South Australia Rich Dry Red 2013
Trial Bin 5770 South Australia Full Bodied Rich Blend No.3 2013


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Big Red Mix No.13
from South Australia


To display some of our new wines the Big Red Mix rolls over to No 13. The highlights are many but the Village Belle Mourvedre will thrill as will the Crayford Shiraz which is a blockbuster Barossa. However as we love our Grenache the best wine is likely the Hope Farm Grenache. The joy of buying a mixed dozen is keeping up with what we do and concentrating on what is in each bottle plus the price is attractive.

Big Red Mix No. 13 from South Australia Mixed Dozen contains one bottle each of the following wines:
Auld & Burton South Australia Shiraz Grenache 2012
Cameron County 'Red Post' Coonawarra Cabernet 2013
Kitts Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The Diviner South Australia Shiraz Grenache Cabernet 2012
Light & Finniss Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red 2012
P. B. Burgoyne Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet 2011
Trennert 'West Winds' McLaren Vale Cabernet 2014
Village Belle Barossa Valley Mouvedre 2014
Farmers & Growers 'The Ploughman' South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Shearers 'Comb' South Australia Cabernet Merlot 2013
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Grenache 2013

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