On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

A Tasting of Some Hardys Wines (Australia)

06 Dec 2016

 Click on wine name to see full review on the website:



Whites …
Hardys 2015 Chardonnay / Semillon, Stamp of Australia
Hardys 2015 Riesling, HRB – D659
Hardys 2015 Riesling / Gewurztraminer, Stamp of Australia
Hardys 2016 Chardonnay, William Hardy

Reds …
Hardys 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, HRB – D640
Hardys 2014 Shiraz, William Hardy
Hardys 2015 Shiraz / Cabernet, Stamp of Australia

 Dessert …
Hardys 8 Year Old Tawny, Whiskers Blake 

International Roundup - August 2016

27 Aug 2016

Every so often I’ll add a number of new International reviews to the website: 

Looking for wines from Australia, British Columbia, Chile, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and California - I have you covered in this edition of the International Round Up:  from a full frontal assault of New Zealand to tastings of Rustenberg (South Africa), Jacob's Creek (Australia) and Arboleda (Chile) ... see below for all the wines tha made the cut (click on individual wines to see the full review):


Australia ...

Jacob’s Creek NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvee
Jacob’s Creek 2014 Shiraz-Cabernet, Classic
Jacob’s Creek 2015 Chardonnay Reserve, Adelaide Hills
Jacob’s Creek 2015 Shiraz, Double-Barrel


Canada - British Columbia ...

Cana Vines 2014 Water to White
Deep Roots 2014 Malbec


Chile ...

Arboleda 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Arboleda 2015 Chardonnay
Arboleda 2014 Pinot Noir
Arboleda 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Arboleda 2014 Syrah


Italy ...

Il Botolo 2013 Barbera d’Asti Superiore


New Zealand ...

Ara 2013 Pinot Noir, Single Estate
Babich 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Black Label
Babich 2015 Pinot Gris, Marlborough
Elephant Hill 2014 Syrah
Forrest 2013 Pinot Noir
Ngatarawa 2015 Chardonnay, Stables Reserve
Ngatarawa 2015 Syrah, Stables Reserve
Oyster Bay 2014 Chardonnay

Sacred Hill Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough – Orange Label
Sugar Loaf 2015 Pinot Noir
te Pa 2015 Pinot Gris
Toi Toi 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Whitehaven 2013 Pinot Noir, Marlborough
Whitehaven 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Greg
Wither Hills 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Wither Hills 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Rarangi


South Africa ...

Rustenberg Wines 2012 John X Merriman
Rustenberg Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rustenberg Wines 2014 Chardonnay
Rustenberg Wines 2014 Merlot
Rustenberg Wines 2015 Petit Verdot Rosé
Rustenberg Wines 2015 Sauvignon Blanc


USA - California ...

Aquinos 2013 Pinot Noir
Pepperwood Grove 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel
Sebastiani 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sebastiani 2013 Chardonnay





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