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.

Red Cacao Hot Chocolate tasting notes

For the first time ever, the South Australian Drink Of The Week is a hot chocolate and, in particular, a Red Cacao Hot Chocolate. For episode 191 of The Adelaide Show, Steve tried a Red Cacao Dark Chocolate and Nigel tried the Red Cacao Aztec Chocolate, and both were...

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2014 Wirra Wirra Church Block McLaren Vale

There is a sweet sense of victory behind the choice of Wirra Wirra Church Block McLaren Vale as the South Australian Drink Of The Week on episode 190 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. After watching fellow podcasters, Pickles and Bonz, at the recent Adelaide Podcast...

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Zonte’s Footstep Love Symbol Grenache

These tasting notes for Zonte's Footstep Love Symbol Grenache were recorded as part of episode 189 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Our guest, Robin Potanin, asked Anna from Zonte's Footstep to recommend a suitable wine as the SA Drink Of The Week and she chose this...

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Zonte’s Footstep Bolle Felici McLaren Vale tasting notes

We crafted these Zonte's Footstep Bolle Felici McLaren Vale tasting notes while recording episode 188 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. We had this wine because Robin Potanin, our guest, asked Anna from Zonte's Footstep for some wine for the show and she knows how much...

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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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Is It News scores for 2017, episodes 177 - 192:

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Steve: 4

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