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.

Brian Croser 2015 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir tasting notes

It's always surprising when a Pinot makes it as our SA Drink Of The Week and as you might expect, it took a thriller romance author to conjure the Brian Croser 2015 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Brooke Sivendra, who is a self-confessed nibbler-around-the-edges of red...

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Fleur De La Lune Barossa Grenache tasting notes

These Fleur De La Lune Barossa Grenache tasting notes were produced as part of The Adelaide Show Podcast episode 186 (our pub Scrabble episode - hence the picture). As it happens, Riley Harrison, the man behind Fleur De La Lune Barossa Grenache, is a friend of one of...

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Coopers Lager tasting notes

This was the shortest live tasting ever this week as we crafted these Coopers Lager tasting notes while recording The Adelaide Show 185 for The Adelaide Podcast Festival at The Elephant British Pub. The audience at the festival was gifted a pint of Coopers Lager upon...

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Coopers Pale Ale Tasting Notes

These brief Coopers Pale Ale tasting notes were recorded live for episode 184 of The Adelaide Show podcast. We were recording at the Elephant British Pub as part of The Adelaide Podcast Festival and in a compressed timeline of 20 minutes, we were able to share our...

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2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz again

They say lightning never strikes twice but these 2013 d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz tasting notes follow similar notes from two weeks ago. In episode 181, guest, Jim Manning, provided a Dead Arm as our SA Drink Of The Week to complement our discussion about death and...

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The Willows Vineyard 2013 Barossa Valley Shiraz

These tasting notes for The Willows Vineyard 2013 Barossa Valley Shiraz were crafted during the making of episode 182 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Former South Australian cricket great, Andrew Sincock OAM and his wife Yvonne, hosted us for the night and we even drank...

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2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz tasting notes

These 2013 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz tasting notes were produced as part of The Adelaide Show podcast, episode 181, recorded at Helping Hand Aged Care in North Adelaide. The topic of the night was ageing and preparing for death and so one of the guests, Jim Manning,...

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2014 919 Wines Durif tasting notes

It was an honour to sit with Eric Semmler on this podcast and craft these 2014 919 Wines Durif tasting notes for The Adelaide Show 180. Eric was named Winestate Magazine's Australian Winemaker Of The Year in 2013 and in the podcast he recounts the fateful afternoon...

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23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin tasting notes

In episode 179 of The Adelaide Show, we were able to create these 23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin tasting notes via a signature cocktail, the Mojito. Erica Babbage chose this to be the SA Drink Of The Week because she thought it would be a great way to throw the...

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Heward Estate 2013 Mannum Cliffs Shiraz tasting notes

Just out of Mannum, we recorded episode 178 of The Adelaide Show on Lovers Lane with Joy and Martin from Homestead Lovers and they introduced us to a local winemaker which resulted in these Heward Estate 2013 Mannum Cliffs Shiraz tasting notes. Across the river from...

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DiGiorgio Family Lucindale Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes

Timed for release on Christmas Day, these 2013 DiGiorgio Family Lucindale Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes were recorded as we put together episode 174 of The Adelaide Show with the team from Family By Family. Because the episode was going to be about families...

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Steve: 2

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