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.

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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2012 Koonara Pinot Noir

It makes sense to have a wine from the Coonawarra region, or Limestone Coast, like the 2012 Koonara Pinot Noir, when discussing dinosaurs and fossils with Professor Flint. As we discovered in episode 204 of The Adelaide Show podcast, that part of South Australia has...

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Between The Vines 2013 Tempranillo Adelaide Hills

Episode 203 of The Adelaide Show podcast was recorded in the natural habitat of the Between The Vines 2013 Tempranillo  near Longwood in the Adelaide Hills. Guest, Adrian Sherriff from Animals Anonymous, carefully approached the Tempranillo, securely fastened it into...

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2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

To celebrate Gaetano Lepore's 30 year anniversary of running the Rostrevor Pizza Bar, our recording of episode 202 of The Adelaide Show Podcast was accompanied by Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz. According to Gaetano, the Bin 28 is one of his best sellers and it goes well with...

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Galway Pipe Grand Tawny tasting notes

One of our guests for episode 201 of The Adelaide Show, Matt Taylor, provided a bottle of Galway Pipe Grand Tawny with a difference for our SA Drink Of The Week. Matt has allergic reactions to red wine but Tawny does not affect him, thus he went to the "king among...

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Limoncello by Madge

We went fully homemade, Italian-style, for our 200th episode, with our SA Drink Of The Week being Limoncello by Madge Violi. Madge shared her technique for making the lemon-based spirit which basically amounts to soaking lemon rind in spirit for about 40 days. During...

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Bickfords Pomegranate Juice concoction

For episode 199 of The Adelaide Show Podcast, the SA Drink Of The Week was a Bickfords pomegranate juice concoction put together by our guest, Mark Thomson. Mark had been suffering from a cold, so had opted for his "go to" mixture of rum, ginger, honey, and Bickfords...

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2011 Coriole Shiraz tasting notes

While sitting with Michael McGuire, author of Never A True Word, for episode 198 of The Adelaide Show podcast, the team conducted a live tasting of the 2011 Coriole Shiraz. Coriole Vineyards is a sponsor of Wakefield Press and it was kind enough to lubricate our...

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2012 Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz tasting notes

In episode 197 of The Adelaide Show Podcast, we tasted the 2012 Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz, while interviewing Bruce Munday about his book, Those Wild Rabbits, out through Wakefield Press. As it happens, Coriole Vineyards is a great supporter of important, local...

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