2019 Mudgee Wine Show results announced

The 48thMudgee Wine Show results have been released at the annual wine show dinner on Friday night which heralded in the 40thanniversary celebrations of the Mudgee Wine Festival   Wine consultant Mike DeGaris chaired the Show with fellow judges Jenna Athey, Jeff Byrne, Will Figueira and Paul Martung.   Riesling continues to excel in Mudgee, with DeGaris … Read more

Angullong reds from contrasting vintages

With a challenging 2019 vintage safely in the winery, Angullong Wines have released two new vintage reds, the 2016 Angullong Cabernet Sauvignon ($22) and 2017 Angullong Shiraz ($22). “2019 was a relatively small vintage compared with 2016 and 2017,” said Angullong’s Ben Crossing. “The quality however was great; and yields were down. It was an unusually dry winter causing … Read more

Halliday’s WINE COMPANION 97 POINT 3 Pack

2015 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz (McLaren Vale) 97 POINTS Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented with 25% whole bunches, matured for 15 months in French oak (40% new). A distilled essence of shiraz from two blocks within a single estate vineyard. It’s in no way overdone, but it does have some of the authoritarian stance of top flight … Read more

New vintage reds from Gartelmann

Gartelmann Wines have released their new vintage Orange region Merlot and Mudgee region Cabernet Sauvignon. The new wines, the 2015 Gartelmann ‘Joey’ Merlot and 2015 Gartelmann ‘Jonathan’ Cabernet Sauvignon, continue Jorg and Jan Gartelmann’s philosophy of producing varieties that are best suited to their regions. “One of the most rewarding aspects of our winemaking is working with grape … Read more

2018 Pig in the House Shiraz

The 2018 Pig in the House Shiraz has been awarded The Imperial Hotel Trophy for the Best Local Wine at the 2019 Cowra Wine Show which was judged on July 16th.  The recently released wine received an impressive 96 points from the judges in the Dry Red Class.  Winemaker, Anthony D’Onise said, “we are delighted … Read more

Meet the Maker: Parrot Distilling Co.

gin noun1. a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavoured with juniper berries.2. a form of the card game rummy in which a player holding cards totalling ten or less may terminate play.3. Mother’s ruin. There will be no cards in sight on Friday. Instead Ben, from our Orange’s own Parrot Distilling Co., … Read more