The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar
User

Bob Parsons Alberta

Rank

aka Doris

Posts

9722

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:09 pm

Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:33 pm

One of my fav. wine producing areas. Article in todays SF Chronicle.

http://www.sfgate.com/wine
User avatar
User

OW Holmes

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

745

Joined

Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:57 pm

Location

Grand Rapids, MI

Re: Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by OW Holmes » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:12 am

Thanks for posting that, Bob. I haven't purchased Australian wine in several years because of what I considered the Aussie style, but that article has me thinking I might try some again. Much appreciated.
-OW
User avatar
User

Bob Parsons Alberta

Rank

aka Doris

Posts

9722

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:33 am

Thats why I posted it, OW. There are some very nice Rieslings coming out of this area too, thought it was an informative piece.
no avatar
User

Carl Eppig

Rank

Our Maine man

Posts

4078

Joined

Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:38 pm

Location

Middleton, NH, USA

Re: Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by Carl Eppig » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:04 am

Though being many leagues from being an Oz-head, I cannot see ow an Uber Geek could go several years without buying ANY Australian Wine. You can't go into any wine store in North America without tripping over cases of the stuff. Seriously, look for Leasingham, Magnus; it is a delightful quaff for ten bucks.
User avatar
User

OW Holmes

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

745

Joined

Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:57 pm

Location

Grand Rapids, MI

Re: Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by OW Holmes » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:21 pm

I know, I know. They say the difference between a rut and a grave is four feet. I must be two feet away. Of the 600 or so bottles in my modest cellar, 5 or 6 are Australian, the newest of which are 1999s, and most of these were gifts. Kind of a funny position for someone who got back into wine, after several years absence, because of Australian GSM. That was then.
Now, I just keep going back for different versions of things I like, or if I am in an experimenting mood, I tend to purchase wines from the same areas (France, Italy, Spain, Oregon) but from different wineries or made from different grapes. Or wines recommended by my merchant who knows my tastes well. I have avoided the Aussies, getting enough of those at various parties (you know, the cheap Shiraz) to conclude they haven't changed much.
But I made notes on some of the Margaret River stuff in the article. It may give me a chance to climb out of this rut.
-OW
User avatar
User

Ian Sutton

Rank

Spanna in the works

Posts

3652

Joined

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:10 pm

Location

Norwich, UK

Re: Article on W Australia wines, yum Margaret River!!

by Ian Sutton » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:52 pm

I think we all have areas like this - basically we don't drink enough wine to even dent the surface of what's available, so we tend to have pockets of specialism and then play around with other stuff to ensure diversity.

regards

Ian

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 7 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign