Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over many a DVD after a hard day’s work, I happened upon this quaint little drop. Having already sampled (nay, heartily quaffed) the Shiraz offered by Bowman Wines but a few weeks before, I knew what to expect. At least, so I thought… Ah, distinctly…… Continue reading Bowman Wines Le Corbeaux Melange ‘The Raven’s Blend’ 2010, or, ‘Give me more!’ quoth I
Now, I know what you’re doing right now. You’ve already seen the picture of the bottle, you’re scrunching your eyes up, scratching your chin, and saying to yourself in a quietly suspicious manner: “I know why he bought this wine”. Here’s a lad who likes his wine, he likes writing, and what a fine looking…… Continue reading Yalumba ‘The Scribbler’ Cabernet Suavignon-Shiraz 2009, or, What’s in a name?
Something I didn’t really realise, until I started doing some wine courses and really getting into the stuff, was how much liberty the winemaker has to shove grapes in from all over the place. All sorts of tinkering can go on behind the scenes which doesn’t have to get mentioned on the label. Take this…… Continue reading Plantagenet Omrah Cabernet Merlot 2008, or, Wine Blending 101