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.

2017 Howard Vineyard Shiraz

The 2017 Howard Vineyard Shiraz was the SA Drink Of The Week for episode 268 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Guest, Trent Mader, had just been to Howard Vineyard at Nairne a few days before recording and we thought the young Shiraz would be just what was need to spur us...

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2015 Georges Wines Exile Shiraz Clare Valley

The 2015 Georges Wines Exile Shiraz Clare Valley worked on two levels for this episode; Mary Lee was in a kind of exile in South Australia, and Denise George's son now handles marketing for George Wines. It was with great joy that our guest for episode 267, Denise...

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2013 D’Arenberg The Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend

No other wine would have matched the tapestry of origins within the State Theatre Company play, The Gods Of Strangers, quite like the D'Arenberg The Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend. During our interview with artistic director of the State Theatre Company, Geordie...

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Rover Henty St Ale

We tasted Rover Henty St Ale as the non-SA, SA Drink Of The Week in episode 265 because the whole episode had a national feel rather than a parochial feel. Our guest was Australian actor, Max Cullen, who talked about his role in the iconic Australian film, Sunday Too...

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Coopers Pale Ale

It's not often we go full mainstream for our SA Drink Of The Week but there was a red hot reason for choosing Coopers Pale Ale this week. In short, our blacksmith, Andrew Hood from Farmweld, says it sits in his workshop fridge next to two litre bottles of water. He...

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Sunlight Liquor Sparkling Orange Blossom

We braced ourselves upon opening the Sunlight Liquor Sparkling Orange Blossom, expecting this honey-based drink to be like the mead of yore but we were pleasantly surprised. If you haven't encountered Sunlight Liquor drinks yet, they are the brainchildren of Tom...

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2015 Fox Creek Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon

This week, the 2015 Fox Creek Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon was the South Australian Drink Of The Week. It accompanied some heady conversation about the State Budget with our guest political commentator, Robert Godden. 2015 Fox Creek Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon...

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2017 Small Change Shiraz

We opened a bottle of the 2017 Small Change Shiraz as the South Australian Drink Of The Week as part of the recording of episode 260 of The Adelaide Show podcast. Winemaker, Rhys Howlett, has long been adored by the podcast team for his music so it was decided that...

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2017 Rockford White Frontignac

For our special gaming episode we traded white noise for a 2017 Rockford White Frontignac. It's unusual for The Adelaide Show to sample white wine but guest, Anthony Sebastiani, says this is the only wine his wife drinks and it is one of his favourites, too, so when...

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2016 Shingleback Red Knot Shiraz McLaren Vale

For the SA Drink Of The Week, we tried a 2016 Shingleback Red Knot Shiraz from McLaren Vale. We had it because while Steve was shopping for wine, a fellow customer recommended it as a great drop. https://twitter.com/TheAdelaideShow/status/1023386543463919617 2016...

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Thug Life Mafia King NEIPA and Ginger Has Soul Ginger Beer

For the SA Drinks Of The Week this week, we tasted Thug Life Mafia King NEIPA and Ginger Has Soul Ginger Beer, thanks to the brewer himself, Scott Perry. Scott answered Sputnik's call for help when we'd mentioned we were looking for a South Australian beverage to...

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