By David Ellis from vintnews
An interesting company called Travelling Vineyards Australia has teamed up with the prestigious Australian Good Food Guide to provide that organisation’s substantial following with premium drops from some 500 Australian wineries at prices that can be substantially below those wineries’ very own.
One such of their offerings that we recently tasted was a more-ish 2009 Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz from Signature Wines, whose forward berry and blackcurrant flavours, and beautiful richness, virtually shouted an ideal match with spicy foods.
Normally selling at $336 for a 12-bottle case, through AGFG its presently on discount at $295 – but hop onto www.ourwines.com.au and you’ll also find a bonus $50 Gift Coupon that brings it down to an even lower $245… and with free delivery Australia-wide as well. That’s an overall saving of $7 a bottle on the winery’s own price.
That website also links directly to an extensive range of other reds and whites available at discounted prices through the Australian Good Food Guide.
One to note: If you have a Dad with a more than a passing interest in wine, a thought for Father’s Day (September 7) is the 2015 edition of Australian Wine Vintages that goes on sale on September 1.
Author Rob Geddes, one of just a handful of Australian Masters of Wine, tasted his way through an extraordinary 8,000 wines for this 32nd edition of the pocket-size guide that’s packed with incisive tasting notes, vintage reports and indicative prices for over 6,000 wines from 317 of Australia’s best makers... and Rob’s judgment on what he considered the Top 100 of all those thousands that he tasted.
There’s advice as well on cellar doors worth visiting, and an App that’s available also includes interactive maps and tips on where to eat and stay in Australia’s wine regions. Priced at $34.95 it’s a must-have for aficionado and enthusiastic novice alike; available at bookstores or www.australianwinevintages.com.au