Tag: red wine

Wine tasting review – 21 July 2012

This week’s wines were all from South Australia, and from McLaren Vale, which is just south of the city of Adelaide. For those of you that don’t have a good sense of locations in Australia, if you were to draw a line due West from Sydney until you hit the opposite coast of the southern …

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Introduction to Wine, part IV: Reading labels and storing

In the third instalment of “Introduction to Wine,” we covered the different growing periods for the northern hemisphere. In this final chapter, I want to briefly demystify some of the components of a wine label, and discuss optimal conditions for storing wine in your home. To get us started, let’s talk about wine labels and …

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Wine tasting review – 14 July 2012

Today is Saturday, 14 July 2012, which means it is French National Day (known as Bastille Day in many English-speaking countries). That also means that it is only appropriate to celebrate with a selection of French wines at the weekly tasting. Also, the tasting was led by Rich Haynes of Dionysus Wine Distributors, LLC, who …

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