085-the-gaffer-shiraz Photo Steve DavisIn episode 85, our guest cohost, Andrew Andrews, selected the Mr Riggs 2013 The Gaffer Shiraz from our pool of wine from the Arkaba Hotel because it is ‘one of my favourites’.

Andrew explained how this drop is the perfect, light table wine.

The boys agreed, noting the tidy array of berry fruit bordered by tannin.

In fact, in homage to the wine’s name (a gaffer is the head electrician on a movie set), Steve noted how his tasting began with tart fruit, a wash of sweetness and then a cleansing dousing in tannin, just like a movie with its beginning, middle and end.

Interestingly, Nigel has highlighted the difference between the slew of smooth, reserved Adelaide Hills Shiraz we’ve been trying lately to this McLaren Vale Shiraz with its boldness and enhanced tannins.

Now, to win a bottle, just listen to our tasting before midnight and use the special codeword to go into the draw – full details below.

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The wine tasting starts about 6 minutes in.

Win a bottle of this wine

67-enomatic-arkabaThe Arkaba Hotel has partnered with us so that it can let our fellow wine lovers know you can safely order wine by the glass through their Enomatic System. So, instead of getting a tired glass of wine from a bottle that was opened days ago, which is a dreadful experience for serious wine drinkers, at the Arkaba they can guarantee freshness just like the winemaker intended.

To be in the draw to win this week’s wine, you only have TWO things to do:

1. Make sure you’re on our In Crowd mailing list. This little email gets sent every Friday morning with details about the week’s show. You can sign up here and once you’ve signed up you’ll be qualified to play any of our competitions for life.

2. Mention the term Gaffer on our Facebook Page, or in a tweet to @TheAdelaideShow, or just email us using that term to [email protected]. Pick whichever one works best for you but do it BEFORE 11.59pm, Sunday, April 12, 2015, South Australian time of course, and on Monday we will email the winner with details of how they can collect their wine from The Arkaba.