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Spotlight on: Liqueurs


A typically sweet & often un-aged spirit, sweetened & flavoured using a variety of fruit, herbs, spices, flowers, nuts and cream. Most liqueurs , have an alcohol content between 15–30% though some are considerably higher. 1,059 more words

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On Thursday 15th February the WING group met at the ICC for a Tasting of wines from Rioja. This theme came out top in the Group’s voting for what to cover this season. 732 more words


Brokenwood Chardonnay 2016

Whilst Brokenwood are based in the Hunter Valley, they access quality fruit from other regions. In this case, the majority of the grapes come from Beechworth in Victoria (49%) with New South Wales’ Orange (32%) Cowra (14%) and the Hunter itself with 5% seasoning. 103 more words

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I Am George Shiraz Cabernet 2016

Part of the new I Am George range celebrating the life and times of Australian wine pioneer George Wyndham. 73% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by Steve Meyer. 68 more words

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Oban Bay small batch Botanical Gin 46% abv.

I’ve not done many Gin reviews on the blog, this partly down to me not knowing what is supposed to be a good Gin and what isn’t. 537 more words

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Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2011

The flagship white wine from Brokenwood. ILR are the initials  of Iain Leslie Riggs, Brokenwood’s Chief Winemaker, managing director and all round good guy. No ILR was made in 2010 and the 2011 vintage was optimum for holding back such a release as this. 107 more words

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Tasting Notes: Balcones - Baby Blue

Hailing from Waco, Texas, Balcones are a relatively new distillery, having only opened in 2008, but have made quite a name for themselves from the get go. 415 more words

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