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7 Ideas To Keep Your Dinner Party Interesting

By on July 2, 2017 in Wine with 0 Comments
7 Ideas To Keep Your Dinner Party Interesting

I always wanted to make Smashed Grape about enjoying a drink of wine.  Believe it or not food plays a big part of enjoying a wine.  So when it comes to the biggest meal of the day – dinner meals easily become a victim of repetitive entrees and side dishes. Whether its for a meal […]

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True Flavors of Wine

By on February 13, 2017 in Wine with 0 Comments
True Flavors of Wine

Going back a bit, I wrote about What I’ve learnt Tasting Wines.  There is no doubt that there is plenty to know about wine and how to taste it, what it should taste like, its complexities.  All I  know is that I like drinking it, here’s a little bit more about wine and the flavours. […]

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2014 – Trails End Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

By on February 7, 2017 in Sauvignon Blanc with 0 Comments
2014 – Trails End Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

Strange days it might be, but the 2014 Trails End Sauvignon Blanc reserve is one of those days.  Whatever reason it was, and I could make something up about having a bad day, I just really wanted a glass of wine and not have to think at all.  I am pretty sure when I had […]

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Nussdorfer Herrenberg 2012 – Germany

By on February 5, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Nussdorfer Herrenberg 2012 – Germany

On a recent trip home, I got to try a very unique wine indeed.  A gift from my sister to my dad, was a bottle of 2012 Nussdorfer Herrenbery Qualitalswein Pfalz, now I can’t lie here, I have no idea what I was drinking but it was white and yummy. As much as I want to […]

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Wine Storage in Tennessee USA, by Jamie Beckwith

By on February 2, 2017 in Wine with 0 Comments
Wine Storage in Tennessee USA, by Jamie Beckwith

Here’s something that is seriously going to impress your house guests. Imagine having a dinner party in this house (which is worth a cool $6,000,000 US) glancing down onto the floor, only to be greeted by this – a magnificent blue LED lit wine cellar. It’s like Tron meets The Hamptons isn’t it? The house […]

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Voyager Estate – Girt by Sea 2011 Cabernet Merlot

By on January 17, 2017 in Cabernet Merlot, Mixed Blend with 0 Comments
Voyager Estate – Girt by Sea 2011 Cabernet Merlot

Any time winter hits, I bounce right back into drinking red wines. I went down to the local bottle shop and tried the Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot 2011, which is from the Margaret River in Western Australia. As far as New Zealand really owns the white wine market.  Australia really dominates the […]

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What I’ve learnt Tasting Wines

By on December 19, 2016 in Wine with 0 Comments
What I’ve learnt Tasting Wines

For anyone who develops a serious interest in the subject of wines, the issue of “tasting” arises. Tasting is not about drinking wine, it can be competitive and ideally food should not be present, at least while tasting seriously. The purpose is also different. Drinking is for pleasure, and we should only drink what we […]

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Claret House Brisbane

By on December 19, 2016 in Wine with 0 Comments
Claret House Brisbane

The great thing about Brisbane’s food scene, is that it has matured.  There are some truly amazing restaurants, boutique bars and out of the way eatery’s Tenneriffe has developed an amazing food culture, with some great out of the way restaurants.  I had a great opportunity to have a night out at Claret House with […]

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2014 – The Killer Pinot Grigio

By on December 18, 2016 in Pinot Grigio with 0 Comments
2014 – The Killer Pinot Grigio

There is lots to say about the bottle of 2014 The Killer Pinot Grigio, I’ve had it several times.  Normally I am a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, but the Baily & Baily Pinot Grigio really opened my eyes to the tastes of other white wines varietals. So feeling brave I now explore any chance I […]

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Are Wine Subscription Services Really Good Value ?

By on December 15, 2016 in Wine with 0 Comments
Are Wine Subscription Services Really Good Value ?

This  is a debatable point for a lot of people. There are companies who push their wines by encouraging their customers to purchase a carton of wine monthly and while this concept may suit some, it’s not for everyone. There is the potential that perhaps after a period of six months or so you find […]

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