SA Drink Of The Week

The South Australian Drink Of The Week is how we launch our show each week. We taste a locally made wine, beer, spirit or soft drink and critique it in a not-so-conventional way. Looking for a good drop? Browse through our tasting notes.

2002 Paringa Merlot

The SA Drink of the Week for episode 216 of The Adelaide Show Podcast was a 2002 Paringa Merlot. This particular bottle had been with the Don Dunstan Foundation its whole life and we drank it in the nick of time. David Pearson had not wanted to risk serving such an...

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2016 Taylors Merlot Clare Valley

The 2016 Taylors Merlot from the Clare Valley is our South Australian Drink Of The Week this week, after winning the inaugural Steve's Kiss Award at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. This is an award based on Steve Davis' favourite wine from the VIP tasting event. In his...

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2013 Kersbrook Hill Shiraz tasting notes

At the Bay To Birdwood, the SA Drink Of The Week we sampled was the 2013 Kersbrook Hill Shiraz. We were led through the tasting by the man who oversees the winemaking, Paul Clark. Paul mentioned how 2013 was a warmer vintage than usual, which means the wine is a...

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2015 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek

It was with much trepidation that Steve led the tasting of our SA Drink Of The Week, the 2015 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek, because our guests from the Royal Adelaide Wine Show were Nick Ryan (wine judge and writer) and Greg Follett (winemaker from...

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2015 Sidewood Shiraz Adelaide Hills

We named the 2015 Sidewood Shiraz Adelaide Hills as our South Australian Drink Of The Week in episode 212 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. The opening of the bottle and the initial noises of tasting the wine were recorded by our guest for the week, Tim Whitt of Tim Whitt...

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2012 St Hallett Faith Shiraz Barossa Valley

While discussing decriminalising sex work in South Australia, we were sipping the 2012 St Hallett Faith Shiraz from the Barossa Valley in episode 211 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. If you listen to our live tasting you will hear how the concept of "faith" led to some...

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2015 Rockford Black Shiraz tasting notes

It is a little sad that our SA Drink Of The Week is a Rockford Black Shiraz, disgorged in 2015, which we opened and tasted as part of producing episode 210 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Sad because this wine, and its next vintage, are all sold out and there will be...

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RAHS 175th Anniversary 2010 Shiraz Cabernet

In episode 209 of The Adelaide Show Podcast, we returned to taste the RAHS 175th Anniversary 2010 Shiraz Cabernet 51 weeks after trying it in episode 158. Our new tasting panel included Royal Adelaide Show CEO John Rothwell and its GM Michelle Hocking, with Nigel...

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Ngeringa Wines Éclat NV and Rosé

We encountered two rescued wines while interviewing Hayley Everuss at Oz Harvest for episode 208 of The Adelaide Show Podcast this week, namely, Ngeringa Wines Éclat NV and Rosé. Oz Harvest rescues foods from manufacturers, retailers, and caterers, and redistributes...

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Forktree Brewing Southern Sunrise Ale tasting notes

In recording episode 207 of The Adelaide Show podcast, we met Ben Hatcher from Forktree Brewing who introduced us to his Southern Sunrise Ale. This ale is part of their first public batch, available for sale in various bottle shops around Yankalilla and Carickalinga....

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Coates Wines 2012 The Gimp Shiraz McLaren Vale

Drinking Coates Wines 2012 The Gimp Shiraz left Steve speechless for a moment, which is rare when we are tasting the South Australian Drink Of The Week. The Gimp Shiraz, from Coates Wines (which has a cellar door opening in Kuitpo soon), was chosen because our guests...

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Koonara Wunderlust Cabernet Sauvignon

In the making of episode 205 of The Adelaide Show, we hailed the 2014 Koonara Wunderlust Cabernet Sauvignon as the South Australian Drink Of The Week. Apart from being curious about this Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, we held this wine for this particular episode...

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