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.

Yondah Blue Paddock Shiraz tasting notes

We tasted the Yondah Blue Paddock Shiraz and the Yondah Pink Time Sparkling Shiraz during The Adelaide Show Podcast episode 225, and these are our tasting notes. Michele and Nick from Yondah Beach House source these wines they leave for guests from Perrini Wines at...

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Ashton Valley Fresh sparkling fruit juices

It must be getting warmer because the SA Drink Of The Week involves bubbles for the third consecutive week as we taste Ashton Valley Fresh sparkling fruit juices in episode 224 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Joseph Ceravolo of Ceravolo Orchards, introduced us to this...

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Ashton Valley Crush Sparkling Apple and Passionfruit Juice

We chose Ashton Valley Crush Sparkling Apple and Passionfruit Juice as our SA Drink Of The Week for episode 223 of The Adelaide Show, to match the hot weather and to whet our appetites for next week's visit with the Ceravolo family. There was some added joy when Steve...

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Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz McLaren Vale

The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz from McLaren Vale is the South Australian Drink Of The Week for episode 222 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. The bottle was quite at home at the Theatre Costume Shop, where Juliet Sandison enjoyed the novelty of having wine on a Tuesday...

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2015 Heritage Wines Rossco’s Shiraz

This week the 2015 Heritage Wines Rossco’s Shiraz was our South Australian Drink Of The Week, thanks to our guest, Shane Yeend. Shane decided to bring a Shiraz from Heritage Wines while he was flying back from Clare in his helicopter, so he diverted to the Barossa,...

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2015 Skillogalee Take Two Shiraz Cabernet

We chose the 2015 Skillogalee Take Two Shiraz Cabernet as the SA Drink Of The Week because our guest, Victor Gostin, had fond memories of stopping in Clare on his way to do field studies in the Flinders Ranges with his mentor, the late Dr Brian Daily. As Vic explains...

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2014 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet

The South Australian Drink Of The Week is the 2014 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet from Langhorne Creek. We recently had Lake Breeze winemaker, Greg Follett, on the Adelaide Show, and he mentioned his award-winning Bernoota, so Steve packed a bottle to try during...

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2015 Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec Langhorne Creek

We opened a 2015 Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec from Langhorne Creek as the South Australian Drink Of The Week for episode 218 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. Steve chose this wine to prompt our guest, Brad Hollis Holistic Healer, to share some insights into how to...

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2009 Reschke Bull Trader Cabernet Merlot

We saddled up to ride the 2009 Reschke Bull Trader Cabernet Merlot in episode 217 of The Adelaide Show Podcast and it certainly pushed our palates to the limits. This eight year old blend was chosen because Steve had tried it before and thought "bull trader" worked...

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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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