For almost 30 years, Wolf Blass wines have delighted Australian wine lovers. And now, internationally, the Wolf Blass range is one of Australia’s most successful premium wine exports. When Wolf Blass was a teenager he worked in his grandfather’s vineyard in Germany. He studied oenology at Wuzburg University, became the youngest-ever recipient of the Kellermeister Diploma, and gathered winemaking experience in the Champagne region of France. He arrived in 1961, when he was 27. Wolf Blass had a three-year contract with Kaiser Stuhl Wines, 100 pounds in his pocket, and a belief that he could "probably add something" to the Australian wine industry. He did. In 1966, Wolf Blass established himself in Barossa Valley. He named his vineyard Bilyara, and Aboriginal word meaning "Eaglehawk", and took as his symbol the eagle, the national emblem of his native land. In 1974, with his first solo vintage, Wolf Blass won the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show. In 1999, after Wolf Blass Black Label won this prestigious prize for a record fourth time, the Wolf Blass Chardonnay was judged Wine of the Show at the National Wine Show. Wolf Blass Wines was publicly listed in 1984. In 1994 the Company merged with Mildara Wines to form Mildara Blass Limited. Wolf Blass reds are characterised by rich, ripe fruit flavours, well balanced oak, and soft tannins. This unique style produces supremely drinkable wines that age gracefully. The Wolf Blass Black Label, for instance, is made with cellaring in mind, and will provide magnificent drinking for 20 years. Judges appreciate the Wolf Blass style. More than 3000 International trophies and gold medals have been won by the wines since they were first released. Visit the Wolf Blass website.
Deep crimson color with a solid core. Lifted dark fruits of plums and blackberries are well matched with spicy, mocha oak. A lovely full bodied red with plenty of up- front summer berry fruits, on a foundation of mocha oak, finishing with long, softly textured tannins. more
The 2007 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep red with purple hues. The nose shows fresh, blackcurrant fruit with subtle nutty oak integration and just a touch of varietal leafiness. The palate is medium to full bodied, offering dark berry fruit flavour with a touch of cassis, ... more
A delicious South Australian Chardonnay packed with enticing fruit aromas of peach, melon and grapefruit, seamlessly followed by a palate with a soft creamy texture, subtle oak and a lingering finish. Chardonnay matches well with chicken, creamy pasta sauces, seafood, veal and quail. Yellow Label Chardonnay is great with Asparagus ... more
Selected batches of fruit from premium South Australian Shiraz vineyards come together to create a wine displaying attractive plum, spice and pepper characters that marry well with subtle integrated oak. A well structured Shiraz with good length of flavour. Shiraz matches well with lamb, burgers, game, casseroles, roast beef and ... more
Wine which is produced and bottled under strict supervision and meets all standards to be certified Kosher.
Wine which is produced using organic practices and is free of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Biodynamic designation is regulated by Demeter, an international certification organization. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the view of a farm as a self-contained organism. Certified organic vineyards must meet Demeter"s additional criteria for a period of one year before earning the designation "biodynamic."
Sustainable practices incorporate organic standards and may exceed them and include ecologically and socially sound business practices such as fair pay for farm workers and energy conservation.
Wines sealed with a screw cap as opposed to a cork, which experts report protects and preserves wine more effectively than does a cork, while also eliminating the possibility of cork taint.
All wines naturally contain some sulfites, however wines that contain less than 10 parts per million sulfites are not required to include "Contains Sulfites" on their labels.
Wines that are still in the barrel and have yet to be bottled. Futures offer the opportunity to invest in a wine before it arrives in our store.
Like futures, pre-arrivals are wines that have not yet arrived on our shelves, however they may or may not be a new release. Pre-arrivals may already be bottled and en route to our store.
The Wine Advocate is a bimonthly wine publication featuring the consumer advice of wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. Initially titled The Baltimore-Washington Wine Advocate the first issue was published in 1978. Accepting no advertising, the newsletter publishes in excess of 7,500 reviews per year, utilizing Parker's rating system that employs a 50-100 point quality scale.
Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes.
International Wine Cellar
Since 1997, the 100% subscriber-supported IWC has also been available in French and Japanese editions.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. It was founded in 1988 by Adam and Sybil Strum and reaches 686,000 readers. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, are considered an influential gauge for consumers and professionals in the wine industry.
Wine & Spirits
Wine and Spirits is America's practical guide to the straightforward, enlightened enjoyment of fine wine and and premium spirits. We have for 18 years served customers and marketers alike with a lively mix of wine reviews, features, profiles, food and wine pairings, new product introductions, travel pieces, history, opinion and wine business news.
Burghound.com was the first of its kind to offer specialized, and more importantly, exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region. The first Issue was released in January of 2001 and there are now subscribers in more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states. Allen Meadows spends over four months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 domaines during that time.
James is one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, matching intelligent, honest reviews with unparalleled knowledge of, and passion for, the wine industry.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
For thirty-five years, Connoisseurs’ Guide has been the authoritative voice of the California wine consumer. With readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries, the Guide is valued by wine lovers everywhere for its honesty and for it strong adherence to the principles of transparency, unbiased, hard-hitting opinions.
I rate wines using the 100-points scale. I have used this point system for close to 25 years. I still believe it is the simplest way to rate a wine, with its origins from grade school in the United States. A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A), and worth buying. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must buy.
View from the Cellar
View From the Cellar, an electronic wine newsletter published bi-monthly by John Gilman.
Homepage for wine writer, Neal Martin's, "Diary of a Wine Writer".
Malt Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. It's the number one source for whisky information, education and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
The Rhone Report
Dedicated to the wines and grapes of the Rhone Valley
Wine Review Online
Wine Review Online was originally conceived by Publisher Robert Whitley as an all-encompassing platform for the many talented wine journalists he came across in his travels as wine columnist for the Creators Syndicate.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Whisky Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. The #1 source for whisky information, education & entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
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