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Bush Poets, Wine & Comedy

Winery Long Table Lunch with The Naked Poet, The Inglorious Bardster & The Ratbag of Rhyme On Sunday 24th of April, we are hosting the opening event for the South West Bush Poets Festival – a long table lunch at our winery for up to 60 guests with 3 of Australia’s best known and highly […]

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Sparkling Shiraz – A Quintessentially Australian Style

Redtail Sparkling Shiraz – Four Years from Harvest to Release With Christmas approaching, my thoughts turn to what special dishes will I prepare for Christmas lunch this year, and more importantly, what wines will we have on the day? Sparkling Shiraz and Christmas lunch for me go hand in hand. Christmas just wouldn’t be the […]

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What is Residual Sugar in Wine?

Sweetness in wine is called residual sugar and is usually measured in grams per litre (g/L). Basically, residual sugar or ‘RS’ is the sugar from the grapes that’s left over after fermentation. The more residual sugar remaining in a wine, the sweeter the wine is. It is certainly not due to the addition of sugar […]

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What are Wine Descriptors?

Wine descriptors are common terms that you can use to describe the aroma and flavours in a particular wine. Descriptors can help you put words to the wine you’re tasting and they can be valuable tools for you to use to communicate to another person what you like or don’t like in a wine. It […]

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What are Tannins in Wine?

Tannins – What are They & How Important are They to Wine? I am sure most of you have heard someone describe a wine, especially a red wine, as tannic. If you have ever had a cup of very strong black tea then you have definitely tasted tannins. Other foods high in tannins are walnuts, almonds, […]

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