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.

Dandelion Vineyards 2013 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz

If you've ever wondered if a lioness' roar is as big as its bit, the 2013 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz from Dandelion Vineyards will reveal that it is actually quite friendly, albeit focused and busy, making it a worthy contender as the South Australian Drink Of The...

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2016 Spinifex Garcon Barossa Grenache

Our South Australian Drink Of The Week is the 2016 Spinifex Garcon Barossa Grenache, selected by our guest, Mark Pradun. Mark was on The Adelaide Show Podcast 233 to talk about deciphering wine labels, given he runs winedirect.com.au, an online wine sales company. He...

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2014 Ulithorne Unicus Tasting Notes

In episode 232 of The Adelaide Show, our SA Drink Of The Week was the 2014 Ulithorne Unicus. What made it very fitting for our discussion about dumpster diving was the fact that this bottle had been rescued from a dumpster, itself! Our guest, Nyx (a pseudonym we gave...

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1991 Penfolds Grange cooking notes

For the South Australian Drink Of The Week we usually provide tasting notes but with our 1991 Penfolds Grange we have cooking notes because we cooked with it for our five 2017 retrospective episodes. As good chefs always say, never cook with wine you wouldn't drink,...

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2010 Q Shiraz Coonawarra

We were introduced to the 2010 Q Shiraz from the Coonawarra by Jo Gupta while recording episode 226 of The Adelaide Show Podcast at India To You. Jo runs the front of house and said this Shiraz from Q Wines is, hands down, the most popular drop in her Indian...

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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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