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Shiraz, Mast, Rare Reserve Block, Mount Langi Ghiran, Victoria, Australia, 2002, 14% abv, C$53

I want to go to Australia.  Like, right now. When I eventually do get there, there will be several wineries I will make a point of visiting – and this will be one of them. Located against the backdrop of … Continue reading

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Anaperenna, Ben Glaetzer, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2006, 15% abv.

Australian winemaker Ben Glaetzer, descendant of German immigrants to the Barossa and Clare Valleys, has had a long list of wine awards come his way including  New World Winemaker of the Year (2006), 12 awards at MUNDUSVini 2007, being chosen … Continue reading

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Adir Winery, Shiraz, Kerem Ben Zimra, Upper Galilee, Israel, 2011, 14% abv (0217/3,900), C$27 or 90 NIS

Fess up, now.  Who hasn’t wondered at one point or another about turning water into wine. Well, if you remember anything about Sunday School, you may recall that Galilee is where the story of the wedding of Cana is thought … Continue reading

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Galil Mountain, Shiraz, Kibbutz Yiron, Galilee, Israel, 2011, 14.5% abv, C$22 (kosher)

Being the cradle of civilization as we know it, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that grapes and vines have been grown in Israel since biblical times.  In the Old Testament’s book of Deuteronomy, grapes were listed as one of … Continue reading

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Syrah 2009, BC VQA Okanagan Valley, 14.5% abv, C$29.90

Burrowing Owl’s tasting room was three folks deep with ‘splash and dashers’ last August when we dropped in for a peek. They wouldn’t give me an industry discount and weren’t terribly knowledgeable about wine in general to be honest. I … Continue reading

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Foxgrove, Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, South Eastern Australia, 13% abv, US$7 for 187 ml

It’s my birthday and I’ll drink if I want to – even at 30,000 feet out of a tiny, plastic bottle. Right away, I’m suspicious – the cute little red fox pictured on the Barbie-sized packaging, the eponymous ‘Southeastern Australia’ … Continue reading

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Stickleback Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Dolcetto, Lagreine, Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast, Southern Australia, 2009, C$17

Available in BC at your local government liquor store, here’s an interesting blended table wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz offer structure, the Dolcetto brightness and acidity and the Lagreine spice and tannin.  This wine is made from grapes that … Continue reading

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