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Winemaker Benjamin Parker in the laboratory at Glug Winery Warehouse in the Barossa Valley. Together with assistant winemaker Greg Liebelt he is blending samples ready for the bottling line.
NEWSLETTERS
Monday, 27th March 2017
Humans are very good at sifting through loads of data, connecting dots and finding patterns. Though we must stay alert as we also find patterns when the data has no meaning, rather like being fooled by an optical illusion. .. more...
Saturday, 25th March 2017
Exceptional everyday value but made by a top notch pro in Benjamin Parker. Ben turns out everything, medal winners to great drinks, and EVEN AT THIS PRICE sets a high standard. That is the Glug way as we never tire of seeking value. A big bite for a modest price is what I see. .. more...
Friday, 24th March 2017
The Agony Aunts giving personal advice have such fun and this is my favourite; 'You have foolishly lent yourself to a clandestine courtship and must withdraw from it promptly. The serpent found his way into Eden, and why not into the park adjoining your father's house? Do not add guilty weakness to your folly,' The London Journal, 1857. more...
NEW WINES
Village Belle Barossa Valley Mouvedre 2014
New Village Belle
Village Belle Barossa Valley Mouvedre 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
The wine maker Benjamin Parker invented the Village Belle series of wine to focus on new and non-traditional varieties and alternative ways to present our old Barossa, heritage, vine stock.
The wines have the structure to keep and likely would surprise on the upside if cellared but they were created to  more detail...
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Hope Farm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
115 Dozen For Your Table
Hope Farm McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
Region: McLaren Vale
Shiraz blossoms in the warm South Australian climate and the resulting deep colour, aroma and ripe flavours make it the nation's most popular red variety. The best regularly come from McLaren Vale or the Barossa Valley yet the geography of each has many differences.
One of the annoying things about masked  more detail...
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Roxton Basket Pressed Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
Serious Premium
Roxton Basket Pressed Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
Region: McLaren Vale
The long wait has been worth it as this is an extra-ordinary effort from winemaker Parker. We took the wine in straight off the press such a long time ago and it has been aging quietly in barrels ever since. There seemed no need for it to be rushed into bottle as we knew from those early days it was a  more detail...
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WORDS FROM DAVID FARMER
'Selling directly to customers brings immense advantages and we relate more closely to a fresh food retailer by bringing the best of the recent offers to your home. No one sits between us and our customers which offers huge prices advantages. Cheaper yet exciting batches of handmade wine which regularly change is the way forward.'
BEST SELLERS
P.B. Burgoyne Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cool Climate Quality with Warm Climate Strength
P.B. Burgoyne Adelaide Hills Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Region:Adelaide Hills
We both make wine and seek out parcels of wine made by others. For a great number of reasons wineries of all sizes buy and sell bulk wine in tiny to larger amounts. They may have too much of one variety and not enough of another so it is common practise to trade with friends and neighbours. Each winemaker will  more detail...
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Landaus Vintners 'Blockies' South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2012
Good Enough for Blockies Good Enough for Us
Landaus Vintners 'Blockies' South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2012
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This is the best Blockies since the first release by Glug which was from 2007. The high quality and complexity of the 2012 comes from the addition of the right Mataro which is from the Barossa Valley and I cannot help reflecting that the best Mataro in the world may indeed be from the Barossa. I first began to play with Shiraz  more detail...
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Goat Square Reserve "Ziegenmarkt" Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Our Salt of the Earth
Goat Square Reserve "Ziegenmarkt" Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Knowing the source of the grapes, the weather at harvest and how the grapes ferment tells you quite quickly which batches are destined to make the best wines.
Indeed up the road our large neighbour Seppeltsfield has hundreds of ferments underway at vintage and the senior winemakers know after 5 days which  more detail...
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