Wine Code Breaker #365

2009 Castagna Sparkling Genesis Shiraz, Beechworth, Victoria Din Djarin is better known as the Mandalorian or Mando for short. A western styled hero who wears beskar armour never shows his face to anyone. He travels through a galaxy far far away in his space craft with occasional drop ins to his favourite wine region forContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #365”

Wine Code Breaker #350

Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz, Turkey Flat, Barossa Valley, South Australia A BBQ is an Australian institution.  Snags, salad and steak on a paper plate, all to be eaten with one hand and an implement.  But which implement is best? What do you really need?  A fork, a spoon or a knife? A splayd of course!  CombiningContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #350”

Wine Code Breaker #348

2020 Dormilona Yokel Trebbiano Pet Nat, Swan Valley, Western Australia Trebbiano is thought to have originated in Italy and during Roman times, made its way to France.  Today it is one of the most widely grown varieties in the world, but will mostly be seen in balsamic vinegars and some fortifieds.  It was introduced intoContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #348”

Wine Code Breaker #344

Non Vintage House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée No. 1501 Methode Traditionelle, Tasmania October 19 is Champagne Day.  What a great day to recognise the euphoric elixir that is a sparkling white or pink shaded wine.  This day ignores the fact that the English invented the Methode Traditionelle of which, yes the French perfected.  ItContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #344”

Wine Code Breaker #328

Non-vintage Pirie Sparkling, Tasmania The first apple tree was planted by William Bligh in 1788.  This was also the first apple tree planted in Australia.  For Tasmania, apples became an important industry with exports these crisp and crunchy balls of joy being exported to countries far and wide.  It was at its peak that TasmaniaContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #328”

Wine Code Breaker #311

2006 Soul Growers Black Cellar Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia Sparkling Shiraz, for some, is an aberration. For others, it is the gold that appears at the foot of a rainbow. Tasting a Sparkling Shiraz is more than the alleged gold at the end of the rainbow, it is more like following gravity’s courseContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #311”