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Perfecting the Late Afternoon Red
Perfect Press McLaren Vale Grenache 2018

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Experiments began over 10 years ago, back in 2009, to develop a sappy, tasty red to open after a luncheon white.

A red which has flavour but low to very low extract, resembling say a Yarra Valley Pinot, yet sourced from South Australia with a different mouthfeel to a big Barossa Shiraz.

Benjamin settled on McLaren Vale Grenache and this is the fourth release. As you can see from the alcohol the Perfect Press does not develop the feel of lightness from low alcohol, low extract, and low flavor from early picked or unripe fruit but by using a variety like Grenache and not fermenting on skins for long and not returning the pressings to the wine.

This is nailing the flavours I had envisioned back in the early 2000s.

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Good Enough for Blockies Good Enough for Us
Landaus Vintners 'Blockies' South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2018

Region: South Australia
A sensational new wine from Parker and his team and a personal favourite. As I adore Mataro because it’s the rich beef broth that makes the sauce. The first Blockies blend was made in 1996 though while I was around it was left to winemakers as I lived in Sydney. Now I can get my hands closer to how it's made the quality is far better.

The first we made when we moved to the Barossa was not until the 2009 which was a creation of Benjamin and Phil Lehmann. The shiraz came from a selection of South Australian barrels and the mataro from our resources of the best Barossa.

Good mataro is the back drop of many a good blend and it strengthens the final taste. This is a quality all purpose red with lots of meat on the bone. The final wine was blended and bottled in the Barossa Valley.

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Fabulous and So Barossa
Village Belle Barossa Valley Grenache 2017

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Why not move your drinking along by adding two heritage Barossa varieties to your drinking repertoire? At that back end of many Glug wines lies Mataro though the one we like to bottle as a 100% varietal is Grenache. We make and deal in high quality Grenache and offer a broad selection. The Village Belle is one of our best.

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Exciting New Release
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Region: Barossa Valley
When I began selling wine in 1975 it was not easy to locate and thus stock a range of 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz. The Barossa was a centre for wine production for large companies, Seppelts, Penfolds, Hardys, Yalumba, Gramps -Orlando, Kaiser Stuhl and others a bit smaller like Saltrams, Tollana and later Peter Lehmann.

Mostly they concentrated on large volumes of regional blends and the idea of promoting a range of Barossa reds was yet to develop. Now you can purchase perhaps 50 to 100 different Shiraz individual bottlings from each vintage which is of course the future for this unique vineyard setting. Glug specialises in a range as that is what the Barossa does best.

The most popular for a number of years has been the Crayford and it good to have it back and under $10.

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Landaus Vintners 'The Diviner' South Australia Shiraz Grenache 2018

Region: Barossa Valley
Hope springs eternal that just around the corner good things will happen.

The great and luxurious wines are not for all but lets hope we can afford our share-one day. Back to day to day drinking the greatest skill is making and blending wines which are affordable, juicy and have a touch of complexity.

The all time model is still the first release of Penfolds Koonunga Hill way back in 1978. The Glug wine crew devote a lot of effort to make an equivalent and currently are using both Grenache and Mataro to add interest to the base varietal. The Diviner of farmers folklore is a good symbol though finding water is child’s-play next to making a decent, juicy affordable red.

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Impressive Value from Parker Discovery
Stonevale 'Red Barn' Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Region: Barossa Valley
Barossa warmth and depth first and Cabernet second is the taste profile. A blend from a hoard of red varieties we purchased from a local winery late last year. With additions from Glug stocks the result is an excellent quality regular drink.

Cabernet has a shorter planting history in the Barossa Valley than the heritage varieties of Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache with most plantings dating from the 1980s and younger.

Glug are big fans of Barossa Valley Cabernet as we like robust flavours yet fully understand the range spectrum of this remarkable variety. In the Glug view a seasoned wine consumer should embrace a wide range of experiences yet central for us is ample flavour.

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100% Barossa Guaranteed


Glug 'It's All Barossa Valley - 100% Guaranteed' Mix

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Explore SA's Richest Reds


Glug 'Exploring the Full Flavoured Reds of SA' Mix 9

The reds of South Australia are very special. The reason is the geography of the premium vineyard regions means the climate is a balance between cooling and ripening in a way which is not found anywhere else on the globe. The bunches of grapes are pulled towards the coolness of the Great Southern Mega Ocean which slows flavour development, which can alter quickly by the intense, inland, heat flowing in from the baking, red centre. It is this balance, constantly tilting, which makes complex, intense, interesting flavours which are best referred to as warm flavoured reds. Though a grower in Coonawarra may well disagree.

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Winemakers Create Great Bargain


Glug Winemakers SA Best Value Mix

Over the last six months the winemaking team of Benjamin, Greg and Mel have made many incredible value for money wines which are a Glug specialty. These have been collected into this South Australia Best Value Mix which at the price offers incredible value.

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