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.

2015 Joseph MODA Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2015 Joseph MODA Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Our guests, Ben Owen and Eszter Vasenszky, chose the 2015 Joseph MODA Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot as the SA Drink Of The Week in episode 246 of The Adelaide Show. They did so because they LOVE everything produced under the Joseph label by Primo Estates, from wine to...

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2016 Artis Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Syrah

2016 Artis Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Syrah

Our South Australian Drink Of The Week for The Adelaide Show Podcast episode 245, was the 2016 Artis Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Syrah. Our guest, Matthew Michalewicz, chose this because the winemaker from Artis Wines, Andrew Miller, was one of Matt's first friends...

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2014 Grosset Gaia Cabernet Blend Clare Valley

2014 Grosset Gaia Cabernet Blend Clare Valley

Our discussions about ears, noses, and throats, was well lubricated by some bottles of the 2014 Grosset Gaia Cabernet Blend Clare Valley in the home of Dr Michael Schultz. Michael has long been a fan of Grosset wines, ever since he opened one of their Rieslings on...

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2010 Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sitting around a table with esteemed wine writer, Philip White, we tasted a 2010 Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon as the South Australian Drink Of The Week. We were surrounded by hundreds of wine bottles and a similar quantity of boxes and packages that...

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2017 Ochota Barrels Single Vineyard Grenache

2017 Ochota Barrels Single Vineyard Grenache

When our guest in episode 242, Ralf Hadzic (formerly, Fat Cat), said he's select an interesting wine for the SA Drink Of The Week, he presented us with a 2017 Ochota Barrels Single Vineyard Grenache. Get prepared, he said, because this is one of the natural wines...

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2015 Ballycroft Small Berry Durif

2015 Ballycroft Small Berry Durif

This week's South Australian Drink Of The Week is the 2015 Ballycroft Small Berry Duri, made from a few rows of vines at Greenock. Joe and Sue Evans hand pick their grapes, with the help of passing and returning backpackers, and for their 2018 vintage, note that our...

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2012 L’Escalier au Ciel Merlot

2012 L’Escalier au Ciel Merlot

We were granted this bottle of 2012 L’Escalier au Ciel Merlot by the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde French Film Festival, to be the "South Australian" Drink Of The Week for our special French Film episode. With our guest, Dr Ben McCann, Head of French Studies at the...

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The Devotea 1001 Nights Tea Blend

The Devotea 1001 Nights Tea Blend

The South Australian Drink Of The Week in episode 239 of The Adelaide Show is The Devotea 1001 Nights Tea Blend. This blend is named after the famous collection of Middle Eastern folk tales known as 1001 Nights or, in English, The Arabian Nights. We chose this drink...

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2013 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz

2013 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz

Under shady trees at WOMADelaide 2018, we sipped the South Australian Drink Of The Week, which was the 2013 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz. Even though we were drinking it from plastic, recycleable cups, a context that would flatten most wines and leave them...

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2017 Yalumba Organic Shiraz

2017 Yalumba Organic Shiraz

We chose the 2017 Yalumba Organic Shiraz as our South Australian Drink Of The Week in episode 237 because our guest, Deanna Kangas from Voicehouse is vegan. That gets mentioned a few times in the show and can be used as a trigger in a drinking game, if you wish!...

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2015 Cirillo Estate Vincent Grenache

2015 Cirillo Estate Vincent Grenache

We had the 2015 Cirillo Estate Vincent Grenache as our South Australian Drink Of The Week, thanks to Anna Thomas from Treasury 1860, who was our host for episode 236 of The Adelaide Show Podcast. This is one of wines Anna is using in her Adelaide Fringe show, How To...

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The Devotea Queen Adelaide Blend

The Devotea Queen Adelaide Blend

To calm our nerves and provide material for tea leaf reading, the The Devotea Queen Adelaide Blend was chosen as the South Australian Drink Of The Week for The Adelaide Show 235. The man behind The Devotea is Robert Godden, and he joined us for our pre-election...

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