This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show delivers wine direct to your ears as we discuss wine labels and how to interpret them.
Our guest is Mark Pradun from winedirect.com.au, an online wine selling company operating Australiawide out of Adelaide.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Spinifex Wines in the Barossa
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about wine.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we delve into the great iced coffee wars of South Australia.
And in the musical pilgrimage … Todd will be sharing a new song from Duck Dive.
You'll never read #winelabels the same way after this #podcast with Mark Pradun from @wine_direct. From cat pee to nanna's leather rocking chair, we'll help you discern a #wine best for you. Plus relive the #icedcoffee wars of the 90s – @FarmersUnion vs DV https://t.co/MHq8VxHuCt
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Running Sheet: Wine Direct To Your Ears
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:30||SA Drink Of The Week
|2016 Spinifex Garcon Barossa Grenache … tasting notes|
|00:09:41||Stories Without Notice
Last week’s “dumpster” wine was worth $75
Robert Godden will be on soon to compare political parties to teas
|00:12:50||Mark Pradun, winedirect.com.au
Over the summer, I bought some wine from Mark at winedirect.com.au and after trying a few bottles from the pack, I sent him an email explaining how the wine was just not resembling the way I had read his wine notes. I wasn’t enjoying it. What did he do? He didn’t get terse, he didn’t scream, he didn’t hide. Instead, he embraced the feedback and asked me some questions to learn more about my palate and offered to replace my purchase with some different wines, in the hope that I would stay loyal and he would be able to become my trusted wine advisor. It is exactly the sort of attitude that forges loyalty between customer and business person because it can turn whining into winning.
Here is the bit that threw me. “Bright blue and dark fruits are powered by fine urgent acidity with dark chocolate and plum and dark cherries swimming in the wake. Finished by beautifully fine tannins. This is absolutely stunning right now and should cellar well for another 20 or more years.” In my email back to you I said I was getting blue fruits on the nose but a green, stalkiness on the palate. What went through your mind when you read that email?
Is wine note writing the bain of your existance?
How different are your notes from what is on the bottles?
Brenton Lodge, an old primary school buddy of mine, showed me a Clare Valley wine he picked up. How’s this for a wine label: Over The Fence, Ben’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2016. This is our first vintage from Ben’s house block, next door to Nic. Yield was low, only 97kg in total. However, quality suggested that the block should be looked after for future vintages. Picked by Patrick, Digger, and Nic on 19 February.
How do people assemble some trustworthy keywords for picking wines?
Should the use of certain terms be controlled by law, or is wine too subjective?
What happens next for me as a customer?
|01:13:43||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Evening Journal June 1871
Daily Herald May 1917
Bunyip February 1937
|01:24:0 7||100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to relive the great iced coffee wars of the 1990s between Farmers Union and Dairy Vale, with Trevor Pomery and Patrick Baker. In this snippet, we hear how Trevor had to fight to save the FUIC legacy and how Patrick’s team at Dairy Vale all had one big disadvantage …|
|01:29:01|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Weirdos by Duck Dive, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.|
|Lots of drugs in that wine label … How did we get here?|
Here is this week’s preview video:
SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.