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Sensational Monday Special

In With The New Old Moppa Road

PLUS Glug South Australian
Cabernet Mixed Dozen

40 Cases on Offer Fabulous Monday Special

Today I release the new Old Moppa Road Shiraz Cabernet 2015, a brilliant Barossa red, 40 cases made by us at the Barossa winery on Samuel Road. Limit of one case per order. Thanks.

Opening Special on Old Moppa Road

Old Moppa Road Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2015

Blending the varieties Shiraz and Cabernet has a long history in Australia or should I say South Australia and such blends appeal to us from taste, value for money, and by offering a wide range of variations to customers.

If you travel north from the Barossa, to say Kapunda or Clare, there is a fast road that runs up the centre of the Valley. Much more enjoyable is the dirt track of Old Moppa Road which winds its way past abandoned farm houses and historical old ironstone barns and sheds. At one point you pass the famous Penfolds Cabernet vineyard Block 42 which was planted back in 1882. Some of the all time great Australian wines have come from that block.

There are Barossa Cabernet plantings dating back to the 1890s though Cabernet fruit only became plentiful in the 1980s. By then numerous other new regions were producing other Cabernet styles and while these are exciting I believe they have pushed Barossa Cabernet, which is a warmer style, off to the side. This means wines like the old Moppa offer very great value and will reward the experienced drinker.

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Small hand made batch lots of wines are more interesting as long as they offer value for money.

The rules of the wine game are simple. You want wine because it tastes good, realise the quality is variable and are prepared to pay more for some wines than others. Those who make the wines also understand that the quality varies and charge different prices.

Then it all goes wobbly so let us consider just two of the extremes.

1. The grower-maker who makes a small amount and sets a selling priced based on what is needed to keep the enterprise going or better said, make a living. The wine may be good or average but the price will not vary and must sit well above $20.

2. A large grower who also makes wine and because of the cost structure can set a low selling price. It is possible that the wines are better than the first example.

You now have the choice to drink well and save money but instead are just as likely to become confused.

Next, from left field, along comes a third example called Glug which releases all manner of wines at low prices yet the business has no resemblances to the other two.
We believe the way forward is providing cheaper yet exciting batches of hand-made wine which regularly change. We do not favour large bottlings of thousands of cases.

Today's opening special shows what we do well, we bottled just 40 cases last week, and our Cabernet mix, along with the other three specials, comes from our portfolio of the country wines of South Australia. Enjoy.

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.

Next wine tasting date: Glug's next Sales and Wine Tasting Event will be held in February on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th.

Glug South Australian Cabernet Mixed Dozen

Most if not all varieties make interesting wines across a wide range of climates. Many argue though that Cabernet Sauvignon achieves its most complex flavours in a maritime setting or near the sea. This sensational Cabernet mix captures a snapshot of what South Australian cabernet can be. There is a pleasing contrast between the cooling Southern Ocean winds of the Limestone Coast, said to bring out the best in cabernets, and the great Barossa Valley cabernets, celebrated for their plush, fruity characteristics, dripping with intense flavours... and everything in between. I urge you to drink them side by side.

You will receive one bottle of each of the following wines:

Kitts Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Cameron Country 'Red Post' Coonawarra 5th Bottling Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Oakley Adams Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
P.B. Burgoyne Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Grandma Raethel Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Langdorf Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
P.B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Trennert 'West Winds' McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Princeland Watch Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
P.B. Burgoyne Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Borderland Estate
South Australia
Classic Dry Red 2013

I can now place myself in the category that its never too old to learn.

Not only has the business matured but so has the winemaker Benjamin and coming up fast is Greg the assistant winemaker.

Spending 2015 and 2016 pondering how to make better value Big Red specials has turned up some new ideas.

It shows in this Borderland though of great help is a special parcel of red we purchased from a grower down in Langhorne Creek which sits in the background.

We find you can make tasty interesting wines and sell at great prices if the volumes are small though we feel for those who have to gear up and make say 100,000 cases as you have to turn to the Riverland to get the base volume making the job very hard.

You will discover good value in the Tumbleweed though its place is to be part of your regular drinking.

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P.B. Burgoyne
Limestone Coast
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

When we search for good bulk reds at value prices we start in regions that are less know which means the produce far more supply than demand –for that regions name.

The region called the Limestone Coast is a huge area in the South East corner of South Australia which abuts the Victorian border.

There are vineyards from Bordertown to Mount Gambier and west across to Robe and with outposts like Lucindale. We know this country very well and its one of our favourite regions as the grape quality is high, since it is cool maritime, yet prices sit below fair on our value for money gauge.

Enter this wonderful Burgoyne Cabernet discovered by the winemakers. So what does it taste like?

Frankly I cannot tell the difference between this Burgoyne and a similar wine from Coonawarra so you may as well pocket the difference.

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P.B. Burgoyne
Barossa Valley
Shiraz (second bottling) 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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Big Red Mix No.14
from South Australia

A few alterations to No 13 means a change to No 14 though the highlight is still the Village Belle Mourvedre though in second place comes the Hope Farm McLaren Vale Grenache. Honourable mentions go to the P. B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Cabernet and the rather stout Ploughman. 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. 14 from South Australia Mixed Dozen contains one bottle each of the following wines:
Oakley Adams Padthaway Shiraz 2014
Cameron County 'Red Post' Coonawarra Cabernet 2013
P. B. Burgoyne McLaren Vale Cabernet 2014
Princeland Watch Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Light & Finniss Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red 2012
PB Burgoyne Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet 2011
Trennert 'West Winds' McLaren Vale Cabernet 2014
Village Belle Barossa Valley Mouvedre 2014
Farmers & Growers 'Ploughman' South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Shearers 'Comb' South Australia Cabernet Merlot 2013
Telegraph Road South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Grenache 2013

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