It’s that time again. Time to fill me in on what you’re currently drinking, what you want to drink, or what you have drunk in the last 4 weeks. And not just wine either – beer, particularly, but spirits, cider, RTDs. Tell me all of it.
This post has become a regular, highly enjoyable feature here at Australian Wine Review for two reasons:
a) I have just sent a bunch of wines off to auction, and my policy is to reinvest the dollars into more wines. Hence I’m looking for inspo beyond my usual sphere of tastings/samples etc.
b) Publishing reviews is a bit static. I want to hear someone else’s informed perspective for a change.
So, what are you buying and drinking?
Looking forward, I’m keen for some of the new 2019 Tissot releases, although with minuscule quantities available I feel like I’ve already missed the boat. I’m also eyeing off the new 2020 Standish wines because even though I don’t love the vintage, they’re great wines.
In other news, I almost bought some Droin Chablis the other day, but I baulked after seeing the prices ($130 for Vaucoupin. Ouch). With my first overseas trip in three years just a few weeks away (hello Portugal), I’ll also be filling my suitcase with things bought in Euros, so anything European (and reasonably available) feels like a waste.
In other news, I bought some Kientzler Riesling (love 2019 Alsace) and on the beer front, I’m absolutely loving the latest Mountain Culture Back to Cali WCIPA. An old fave, now on permanent rotation.
What about you?
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Standish has become an annual buy for me, albeit a modest 6 pack.
Dan has something of a Midas touch, even in challenging vintages. Now if he could just turn his hand to Barossa Cabernet…….now that would be something.
Tried a Tim Smith Mataro recently…..lovely!
What a discovery !!!!
Currently sitting on a Wynns Harold Cabernet 2018, nice, but lacking a little tannin structure for me.
In the beer dept….Weihenstephaner cloudy wheat beer, personal favourite !!
Too cold in Melbourne for anything white, but never too cold for imported cloudy wheat beer. 😊