Category: Australia

Tyrrell's Wines Lost Block Aged Release Semillon 1997 and Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Summit Reserve Chardonnay 2004 wines

A Peek into the Past With Aged White Wines from BC and Australia

 mywinepal  August 24, 2023  0 Comments on A Peek into the Past With Aged White Wines from BC and Australia

Do you collect wines?  Sometimes a few bottles get pushed to the bottom and you forget about them till one day, several years later, you are searching for a wine and you rediscover these aged bottles of wine.  That did not happen to me, but I do age my wines and sometimes try to save some for a special occasion. …

Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, Barossa Valley, Chile, and South Africa

How Well Do You Know Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.QUIZ 

 mywinepal  August 12, 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of single-varietal red wines.  The robust body, coupled with its signature notes of black currant, black cherries, plum, and cedar, creates a sensory journey that is both powerful and refined. Its ability to age with grace only adds to its majesty, as tannins soften and intricate layers unfurl, revealing the true artistry of winemaking. It…

Yalumba wine labels

How Well Do You Know Australian Wine? Quiz Time.

 mywinepal  July 29, 2023

Australian wines have soared in popularity over the years, captivating the palates of wine enthusiasts worldwide. Renowned for their exceptional quality, distinct flavours, and diverse varieties, Australian wines have carved a formidable place in the global wine market. From a rich and robust Shiraz to an elegant and refreshing Chardonnay, the country’s vineyards boast a wide spectrum of exceptional offerings….

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Do You Have Your Tickets for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022?

 mywinepal  May 6, 2022

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is almost here.  The last time we had the Festival was two years ago and closed during our COVID crisis, but now it is back and runs from May 16-22.  One of the big attractions for us all is the International Festival Tasting room where wineries from around the world will have tables set up…

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

 mywinepal  April 26, 2022

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made from the southern hemisphere, are known as the “New World“, plus North America.  But where did the grapes come from…

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020 and Organic Shiraz 2019

2 Vegan-Friendly, Wild Ferment Wines from Yalumba in Australia

 mywinepal  March 25, 2022

Do you look for vegan wines? They are becoming more common. I have two vegan-friendly wines for you from Yalumba in Australia. I tasted their Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2019 and Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020. Both are single varietal wines, but sometimes you do see these grapes co-fermented. The Shiraz, besides being vegan-friendly, is also organic. A year ago…

Pewsey Vale Vineyard Eden Valley Single Vineyard Estate Riesling 2020

Pewsey Vale Vineyard’s Eden Valley Single Vineyard Estate Riesling 2020 on International Riesling Day

 mywinepal  March 14, 2022

What a delightful Riesling to enjoy today for International Riesling Day. I opened the Pewsey Vale Vineyard‘s Eden Valley Single Vineyard Estate Riesling 2020 from Australia. Pewsey Vale Vineyard’s love affair with Riesling started in 1847 when it was the first vineyard planted in the Eden Valley. The 2021 vintage release of Pewsey Vale Vineyard has been formally recognised for…

Australia’s Rathbone Wine Group at Cornucopia 2021

Cornucopia 2021 Drink Seminar: Riding the Cool-Climate Wave: Australia’s Rathbone Wine Group

 mywinepal  November 9, 2021

No cute animal wine labels on these wines from Australia.  I attended the Cool-Climate Wave at Cornucopia featuring the wines of Yering Station and Xanadu by the Rathbone Wine Group. Rathbone’s Douglas Elliott leads this guided tasting of select wines from the family-owned wineries. There were five Chardonnay, two Cabernet Sauvignon, one Shiraz, and one Pinot Noir for us to…

Oxford Landing Chardonnay, 2020 and Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

G’Day Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Oxford Landing

 mywinepal  September 16, 2021

Have you heard of the Oxford Landing winery in Australia?  I did review their Pinot Grigio and Syrah earlier this summer. The winery posed this question and answer about themselves: What do you get when you combine a Mediterranean climate, plenty of sunshine, fertile red soil, the longest single river in Australia, and 300 hectares of vines surrounded by natural…

Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio 2020 and Syrah 2018

Say G’Day to A Pinot Grigio and Shiraz from Australia’s Oxford Landing

 mywinepal  August 11, 2021

Oxford Landing is a winery located along the Murray River in South Australia’s Riverland. It has a long history, started in 1958 by Wyndham Hill-Smith (a past winemaker at Yalumba) where he was the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in the Riverland, an area with a Mediterranean climate, plenty of sunshine, fertile red soil, and the longest single river in…