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Kitts Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
I like the deal. For $99 you get the real thing from a special small patch of earth that transforms the grapes into a full, richly flavoured red. Drinking satisfaction made easy and with the price tweak becomes today's bargain. As is often our way we do not wish to sell heaps, as heaps we do not have. So please limit yourself to one case per order.



Rich and Full Flavoured

Kitts Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I'm not a believer in the idea that each grape variety reaches an ideal of perfection within a narrow, climate-weather range. Rather, I see a broad range of equal flavours and this best suits our varied tastes. I refer to the view that a cool, maritime climate brings out the best in Cabernet Sauvignon, a definition too narrow for me.


I have enjoyed the wide range of Lakes Folly Cabernets, the best of the Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley and take the view of the more variety the better, from warm or cool regions.

Of course you will enjoy Bordeaux, Coonawarra, and Margaret River but I have no doubt that a Barossa Valley Cabernet is also a great wine. I have fond memories of Penfolds Barossa Cabernets, those from the Wolf Blass premium colour range, and mature Orlando Barossa Cabernets from the 1950s.

Thus when given the chance to take a few tonnes of Cabernet from 2015 we leapt at the opportunity to increase our holdings. The result is this fabulous wine, plush and fruity and dripping with intense flavours - how can you go wrong.

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Glug created its own market place to serve customers who like good wines at good prices.

The big wine producers and big retailers yearn for easier times; the old ways of fixed prices, government control, stability and order. The raw market place destabilises things, prices bob around like waves, and this makes life hard.

'If it's not one thing it's our largest retail customer on the phone bleating about deals we have done which means their prices are under-cut by the smaller rats and mice retailers.'

'They get angry, exclaiming they are the boss, they control the selling prices and will not put up with discount nonsense, before noting how tough they are.'

I tell these stories as they were told to me by old work colleagues in Sydney. They cover a side of commerce that is not reported, which is the constant niggling that goes into making sure no one steps out of line, or controlling the market place.

I was pleased to say farewell back in 2004 to this aspect of retail and now find making and discovering good wines a fruitful way to pass the time.
The tiny idea of Glug was of course to create our own market place and simply sell directly to a group of customers, those who like good wines at a good price.

So may I again draw your attention to one of the best ever Glug bargains, the Burgoyne Barossa Valley Shiraz. Indeed I will go a step further and say its 'value for money' rating equates with the best I have ever sold; including the early Koonunga Hills of the 1970s, the Guigal Cote du Rhones I used to import in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the unbelievable offer on the Yalumba Galway Claret 1982.

Buy some and also have a good look at the Ultimate Premium Barossa Mixed Pack of Shiraz as in one box you will discover 12 of the best for the dining table.


30 Day Pricing Guarantee:
After buying wine it is most annoying to find it cheaper shortly afterwards. Currently Ben and I find selling on-line most turbulent. To hold our ground I confess to moving prices around far more than usual. Please notify Nicole or Claire of any upsetting price moves and they will then issue a credit.



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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Stockwell Creek
Reserve
Barossa Valley
Shiraz 2014

A brilliant recent release from a very special tiny vineyard in the northern Barossa Valley.

To help understand this wine consider it this way. I no longer think the wines of Penfolds are under-priced. There was a period back in the 1980s when they did not reflect world price ratings. Slowly and more recently with some haste they have leapt up.

For the premium part of the Australian market this is no bad thing. Since the back-bone of many Penfolds wines are varieties sourced from the Barossa Valley, often Shiraz, this price re-rating in turn creates another lot of bargains.

The Barossa Valley makes a unique wine style and if the Australian flagship is fully priced it makes the wines of all other makers under-priced if not down-right cheap.

I recently mentioned that the new Grange is priced at $850 a bottle and it makes no sense that great Barossa Shiraz by other makers costs way, way less. Try this Stockwell to see what I mean.

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Bengalee Barossa Valley Grenache 2014
The first Bengalee was a Shiraz 2008 and the first Grenache was the 2010 making this release the fourth Grenache.

All wine regions over a certain size show enough landscape variability such that it makes sense to talk of sub-regions. In this case the vineyard source was up around Greenock along the western ridges where it's higher and, being from the northern Barossa Valley, also a bit warmer. This region also takes the brunt of the westerly weather so it is often wetter in winter.

These landscape changes are not sharp so drawing boundaries is silly but there is enough variation in the Greenock sub region to move the flavours away from the norm. Grenache was planted likely from the start in the 1840s though as often mentioned being able to buy 100% Barossa Valley Grenache is quite recent.

At Glug we are big supporters of the variety, indeed we see drawing your attention to Barossa Grenache as a duty but alas the beauty of the flavours are not widely embraced.

Very simply this spells out bargain as the Barossa has a finite size and the flavours cannot be duplicated elsewhere.

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100% Barossa Valley Shiraz Mix


The Ultimate Premium Barossa
Mixed Pack of Shiraz


This Barossa pack is a good collection and it will prove a joy to select from 'at random' when you crave something a bit special. The Barossa Valley is our most famous wine region but if you would like a test, walk into any bottle shop and ask to see the range of 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz (please note just Barossa is not the same thing). You will be surprised and if they have one or two you will then be surprised by the price.
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Goat Square 'Reserve' Ziegenmarkt Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Langdorf Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Bengalee Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Grandma Raethel Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Karrawirra 'Single Vineyard' St Kitts Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Stockwell Creek 'Basket Pressed' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Restless Farm 'The Pig' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
P. B. Burgoyne 'Reserve' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Stockwell Creek 'Reserve' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014

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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
Blockies South Australia Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro 2012
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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A Box of Big Red Surprises

Trial Bins 542, 5640, 5210, 5110 Adelaidean-South Australia Mixed Dozen
The story so far has taken us from experiments or trial bin reds 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 very good buying at $64 so I again draw your attention to this value.


Trial Big Reds from the Adelaidean Project

Trial Bins 542, 541, 5210, 5110 Adelaidean-South Australia Mixed Dozen
This special contains three bottles from four early red trials:


Trial Bin 542 South Australia Cabernets 2013
Trial Bin 541 South Australia Dry Red 2012
The South Australian Bin 5210 Dry Red Blend No.2 N.V.
Trial Bin 5640 The Jackman Red Blend No.2 N.V.

These Red Trials are made from premium regions along the lengthy, rocky arc which joins the Clare Valley to Kangaroo Island and includes the Barossa-Eden Valleys, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. This great sweep of vineyard country is as exciting as any large region on the Globe and may well be the best of them all. We refer to this wine country as the Mount-Lofty-Adelaidean range.

Great wines have been produced since the red wine trials of the 1950s by Max Schubert showed us the way. The object is to bring together wines of several varieties from many regions and produce a blend at a low price which we will call the Adelaidean. The first has gone to bottling. These wines are experiments we bottled in 2016. They are authentic, regional wines made by us and as a mixed pack offer outstanding value.

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