Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/glug/domains/glug.com.au/public_html/squirrelcart/includes/browser_detect/get_browser_info.php on line 45 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/glug/domains/glug.com.au/public_html/squirrelcart/includes/browser_detect/get_browser_info.php on line 51 Glug...Glug...Glug... the place for buying wine on the web
Username:    Password:
Thanks for stopping by...
Newsletters
Free Lehmann Olive Oil with Every 10th Anniversary Mixed Dozen
Friday, 12th September, 2014 - David Farmer

The Glug 10th Anniversary Celebrations 2004-2014 continue with many new wines. Today we release the Lehmann Eden Valley Olive Oil 2014 which brings Barossa country life into your home. Moving from Sydney to the Barossa Valley in 2004 changed my city outlook. It's a farming community and you quickly fall into the rhythm of the seasons. more...

'Fifth of Ten' Released Today
Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 - David Farmer

September 2014 is a good month for customers as we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary with numerous new releases. So what are we celebrating? Looking back I knew well before 2004 that the old way of selling a bottle of wine was over. The supermarket chains ran the show and the big wine companies had lost interest in what they sold. more...

'Fourth of Ten' Released Today
Monday, 8th September, 2014 - David Farmer

I can think of no better reason for shopping with Glug than to discover wines like the new Kincraig Cabernet, the 'Fourth of Ten' of our Anniversary new releases. Wine should be approached like an adventure, a journey which forever unfolds. Imagine if every time you buy you are drawn, like an iron-filing to a magnet, to the same brand you purchased a week ago. more...

Go To Section: Shopping News
Glug 10th Anniversary Celebrations:
Our Difference

Sunday, 14th August, 2014 - David Farmer

We began this adventure in 2004 so this month we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, 2004 to 2014. It has been an interesting journey but the best is in front of us. I turned my back on the old ways of retail as many wine producers had got too big and lost interest in what they sold. All they talked about was volumes and deals and I saw the end game for wine was in sight as the 'fast moving consumable goods or FMCG' crowd took over. more...

Go To Section: What The Market Says
The Story of Penfolds Wine Storage Cabinets and Old Fashioned Discounting
Friday, 5th September 2014 - David Farmer

The marketing hype said this: "Clarke (Michael Clarke CEO Treasury Wine Estates) said TWE will launch its biggest ever consumer promotion next month. For any six bottles of Penfolds Bin Series or Icon and Luxury wines purchased, consumers in Australia will be able to purchase an exclusive refrigerated wine cabinet that stores up to 32 wine bottles at a significantly reduced price. more...

Go To Section: On Tasting
Which is Better - Young Wine or Aged?
Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 - David Farmer

When you watch wine judges at work you will note time and time again that younger, fresher wines receive higher scores than older wines. It is also usual in vertical tastings of famous wines to observe younger wines receiving scores as high as or higher than the venerable, classical vintages. In long, vertical tastings covering many decades the famous classical vintages with high scores will have on either side wines with mid-level scores.. more...

Go To Section: Glug News Feed
2014-09-14 12:13:42 - David “New data from Wines and Vines magazine confirm solid growth in the North American wine industry during 2013. The number of wineries grew to 8,391, a gain of 4.3%. U.S. wineries showed two other signs of health as their combined production increased   more...
2014-09-10 16:30:18 - David Do consumers want variety? “Australia may have made little headway in diversifying its vineyards to date, but there is much discussion of alternative or emerging varieties in the media and at conferences. Consumers will hope this leads to greater   more...
2014-09-05 21:15:42 - David “I understand that medium and smaller boutique winemakers are suffering, but the retail concentration in Australia has already happened-Woolworths and Coles are large companies, and dominant-we're not going to undo what has already been done,”   more...
Go To Section: The Australian Wine Industry
Remembering the Twelves and Mount Pleasant
Saturday, 5th July, 2014 - David Farmer

The great men of wine had gathered to taste 'the twelves'. Then they began to memorise about 'the twelves', displaying colourful recollections of 'the twelves' having this or that character, or I recall this 'twelve', as they circled each other jostling for position before one used that superb cliche, 'it's so typical of the twelves'. At this point the great Len Evans had had enough and told them to 'shut up and just drink the wine'. more...

Go To Section: What We Drank Last Night
Svetlana Acquired Taste Heartbreak Grape and Galway
Friday, 4th July, 2014 - David Farmer

Years ago Ben gave me with the insight that in the eastern hills of the Barossa, the region we call Eden Valley, lived Svetlana the keeper of Gruner Veltlinger, or as he called her the Lady of the Eastern Hills. I had doubts if such a person existed and even more doubts about the future, if any, of Gruner Veltlinger. more...

MORE DRINKS FROM OTHER NIGHTS
Go To Section: Annals of Marketing
Winery Names and Naming Wine Labels
Sunday, 6th April, 2014 - David Farmer

In the late 1970s I imported a collection of wines from the Napa Valley and one of these was Diamond Creek. At the time I thought nothing of the name or label, and apart from knowing it was a cult wine and thus of high repute simply concentrated on the wine quality.
By 1996 I was consulting to a liquor group which from 1992 had been developing a portfolio of house brands. more...

Go To Section: General Comments
Four Barossa Winemakers Talking About Mataro
Thursday, 27th March, 2014 - David Farmer

Mataro was one of the first varieties planted in South Australia and from the 1880s was a staple in the production of fortified wines. The period from the 1890s till the 1950s spans the dark ages for table wine in Australia and the choice was beer, spirits, sherry and port. more...

Go To Section: Regional Studies & Terrior
Final Thoughts: A 40 year Adventure in Geology, Soils, Landscapes and Wine.
Part 4 - Terroir Makes Little Sense and is a Term Best Left to the French

Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014 - David Farmer

I began by stating that three components build the flavours of a wine. The first component, climate and weather, as well as the second, vineyard and winery practices, are proven to do so. The exact role of the third; soils, bedrock and geology has been the topic of these articles. The term terroir, as it is commonly used, connects the location of the vineyard with the taste of the wine and as noted in part 1 the name implies an association of taste with the soils and bedrock. more...

Part 3 - Clues from Other Regions, New Zealand, Argentine and Australia
Friday, 30th May, 2014 - David Farmer
Part 2 - Detailed Mapping in Australia Offers Clues on Soils, Rocks and Taste
Thursday, 20th February, 2014 - David Farmer
Part 1 - Understanding the Topic, Terroir and the French Experience
Thursday, 13th February, 2014 - David Farmer
Wine Flavours, Climate, Weather, Soils and Geology
Sunday, 12th January, 2014 - David Farmer


WINE QUOTES
In Praise of Cork
Attributed to: Scruton, Roger
Source: New Statesman website, Monday, 22nd August 2005
Contributed by: Anon

On the use, beauty and moral significance of a cork.

"Wine properly served slows everything down, establishing a rhythm of gentle sips rather than gluttonous swiggings. The ceremony of the cork reminds us that good wine is not an ordinary thing, however often you drink it, but a visitor from a more exalted region and a catalyst of friendly ties. In short, thanks to the cork, wine stands aloof from the world of getting and spending, a moral resource that we conjure with a pop."


A regular update of wines we've found interesting and a few we'd rather forget more...





LATEST ARTICLES
Glug 10th Anniversary Celebrations:
Our Difference

Sunday, 14th August, 2014

The Story of Penfolds Wine Storage Cabinets and Old Fashioned Discounting

Friday, 5th September 2014

Which is Better - Young Wine or Aged?

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014

Coles Liquor Shows Signs of Life

Friday, 1st August, 2014

John Moody and Brave or Foolish Judging by Winestate September/October 2013 : Part 2.

Monday, 21st July, 2014

Are You Getting Good Value When You Buy Wine?

Sunday, 6th July, 2014

Remembering the Twelves and Mount Pleasant

Saturday, 5th July, 2014

Svetlana Acquired Taste Heartbreak Grape and Galway

Friday, 4th July, 2014

My Replies to Frequently Asked Questions

Sunday, 22nd June, 2014

The 13 Wine Regions of the Adelaidean - Mount Lofty Ranges

Sunday, 8th June, 2014

What you need to Know about The Festival of Adelaidean Shiraz 2014

Sunday, 1st June, 2014

VinExpo Review

Friday, 30th May, 2014

Part 3 - Clues from Other Regions, New Zealand, Argentine and Australia

Friday, 30th May, 2014

The Crowd Moved On but The Beauty of Sherry Continues

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014

Perfumes the Guide

Thursday, 15th May 2014

Year 2002 the High Point for Australian Wine Producers

Monday, 5th May, 2014

Advice for Buying Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Thursday, 1st May, 2014

John Moody and Brave or Foolish Judging by Winestate September/October 2013 : Part 1

Thursday, 1st May, 2014

The Wines had Something for Everyone and Difficulty Galore

Monday, 14th April, 2014

Winery Names and Naming Wine Labels

Sunday, 6th April, 2014




©2014 Glug  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |   RSS Feed
Liquor Licensing Act 1997: It is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years, or to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years.
All transactions in $AUD. This web site is operated by Glug ABN: 39 733 636 700 Licence No: 51401128

Warning: mysql_query(): Access denied for user 'glug'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/glug/domains/glug.com.au/public_html/squirrelcart/functions/common/mysql/add_record.func.php on line 67 Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/glug/domains/glug.com.au/public_html/squirrelcart/functions/common/mysql/add_record.func.php on line 67