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Showing posts from March, 2012

Hunter Valley fun - part 1

Back in January we purchased a new car.  Back in January there was a public holiday that week.  Back in January it was raining.  What do to you do when you have a new car, the weather is average, and you have a public holiday?  Road trip!  We decided to take a day trip with some friends up to the Hunter Valley.  Despite it being so close to Sydney we really don't spend much time there, and tend to spend our long weekends on wine buying trips around Adelaide.  Never the less, with a list of different wineries to visit, and a new car to break in, we headed up for the day. Our first stop was a winery called RidgeView.  We arrived a little early, in fact we arrived very early just as the staff were opening up.  We had the place to ourselves and had a great time trying their wines.  I particularly enjoyed the sparkling Pinot Noir (pictured below), and the gorgeous setting they have for the vineyard.  After we tasted all they had on offer I wandered around and grabbed a few snaps (bel

Make it dry!

I can't remember the first time I tried a Langmeil wine.  In fact I'd be hard pressed to even name my favourite of what they produce.  I am however very partial to this Eden Valley Dry Riesling.  Crisp acidity with a hint of fruit, I thoroughly enjoyed drinking it.  In fact.  I drank it all.  By myself.  Over a few nights. Nope I didn't share.  Not even a drop.  And I'm not ashamed of it. Cheers Sally

Short and sweet!

After a long day on the road I'm about to open a bottle of De Iuliis 2010 Show Reserve Chardonnay.   "Subtle aromas of vanillin oak and melon, with a hint of green pear" - hear I come..... I'd like to write more and tell you an awesome story about this wine but I think I need to drink some of it first.  It was one of the wines we picked up in January on our day trip to the Hunter .  It was just a little bit successful.... More about that in another post :-) Cheers Sally