Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River 2011

The Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River 2011 (PLCB Code: 38935 $16.99) is comprised of 73% Sauvignon Blanc and 27% Semillon, which is similar to the traditional Bordeaux Blanc blend.  And the Siblings is a tasty example of how well these two varietals work together.   Many American wine fans have little experience with … Continue reading Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River 2011

Celebrate Australia Day with Australian White Wines

Australia Day: Australia’s national holiday (sort of like the Aussie 4th of July).   Since Australia is celebrating its being a country, I thought I would celebrate the country’s wines…   For the past decade or so, Australian wines have gained popularity around the world.  However, in recent years the economic downturn, Australian currency strength and keen … Continue reading Celebrate Australia Day with Australian White Wines

Four Interesting Australian Wines: Two Chards and Two Shiraz

Here are some notes on the wines we tasted prior to Quantum Theatre’s (http://www.quantumtheatre.com/) brilliant production of “When the rain stops falling” – we tasted some complex wines to match up with the complex production! Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay 2008 – West Australia – Sourced from Western Australia vineyards just outside of Perth (largest city … Continue reading Four Interesting Australian Wines: Two Chards and Two Shiraz