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August Weekend
Price Smash
Two Authentic Regional Winners

Specials such as the Bush Telegraph and the Flocking Galloots can no longer be found in supermarket chain stores or for that matter in any retail store. Big name brands may be purchased at similar prices but not hand-made wines of originality and regionality-the Galloots is 100% Adelaide Hills.

Looking way back I recall we offered, original distinctive wines up till the mid-1990s. Big groups are driven by deals with producers with rebates on the quantity sold which precludes making original discoveries. The adventurous who want more need to discover places like Glug. Limit is one case per order.

Borderland Estate
'Bush Telegraph'
SA Classic Dry Red 2013

I was hanging around the day the final blend was made and it assembles many fine parts with 25% of quality we would sell for way over $10.

A Benjamin Parker creation and as such an authentic, hand-made original.

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Borderland Estates
‘Flocking Galloots’
Adelaide Hills
Chardonnay 2016

Buy great wines when they are on special, has never been better advice than with the new release of Flocking Galloots. Cheap in price but not in taste.

Modern technology means whites do not age but the price wineries receive decreases quickly and that spells bargain.

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Selecting a wine-merchant is like finding the right restaurant, you want more than the food and a wine list, it must be welcoming, with an atmosphere you like; not so easy to achieve but the type of place we strive to be.

The screaming buy this weekend is the Borderland Bush Telegraph red, and The Borderland Flocking Galloots. The Galloots gives the game away as it is 100% from the Adelaide Hills yet costs you $6.58.

While lunching recently at Fino, Seppeltsfield, in the Barossa with brother Richard the discussion turned to what makes an excellent restaurant. A feeling about belonging in the place is a must which makes us both wary of celebrity chefs particularly those who turn from the kitchen to empire building. For example, somehow, I have a packet of Multix ‘Jamies Lunch’ Sandwich bags in the pantry, a style of self-aggrandisement that has me avoiding any Jamie Oliver eating places or cook books.

In my long innings in the trade I noted that a wine selling well meant it had to be tinkered with by the producer. This repositioning shifted perception and was picked up by customers as it often showed it was no longer being made for them.
Here is an example. In the late 1990s Hardys released a McLaren Vale Shiraz under the historic Tintara label which dated back to the 1870s. It over-delivered and at $10.99 was a bargain. We were able to transfer our excitement to customers and a few months later one chain of shops in Sydney was selling 70% of the production.

Against our best advice the price was pushed up, next a brand built around the region of McLaren Vale was expanded to Coonawarra; for us, a huge no-no. This was noted by customers, our enthusiasm waned and I’m not sure if Tintara is still made.

All of these experiences were to later lead to the creation of Glug where we want to capture that sense of place, a belonging, like a welcoming restaurateur.

30 Day Pricing Guarantee:
After buying wine it is most annoying to find it cheaper shortly afterwards. Currently Ben and I find selling on-line most turbulent. To hold our ground I confess to moving prices around far more than usual. Please notify Nicole or Claire of any upsetting price moves and they will then issue a credit.

Great Weekend Value for Money
What Glug Does Best

Princeland Watch
Limestone Coast
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For decades I have measured the value of a wine by weighing up the quality and the price.

So simple but so confusing.

At this moment we are finding wonderful value from the South Australian region known as the Limestone Coast.

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Salem Valley
Barossa Valley
Semillon Chardonnay 2016

A delicious blend bringing together the best Barossa white variety in Semillon with the best variety across Australia Chardonnay.

A perfect combination which I recall was introduced back in the 1970s. In this case combines complex flavours with tight freshness.

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'Chapman’s Crossing'
South Australian
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

To make this wine Benjamin began with a fabulous base of Cabernet and too this he added six other wines. The Cabernet maintains the structure while the additions add complexity and interest. While not as good as our Barossa reds it is so cleverly assembled that interest is retained bottle after bottle. I’m a fan of this red.

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Barossa Valley
Semillon 2016

We look for unsung heroes while trusting smart buyers will understand this is a great discovery place for bargains.

Smart elegant and with flavour.

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Barossa Valley
Shiraz 2016

Brightly burns the Barossa and so it should as the wines are world class and because this fact is not universally recognised they are way under-priced. You would pay treble the price of this Crayford for a feeble, Cotes du Rhone, and then spend ten minutes justifying to yourself why it is so great and such a good buy. We have it right at Glug while we can make wines this good and offer at keen prices.

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Barossa Valley
Shiraz 2015

Picking Shiraz just at that perfect moment leads to wines which are world class, indeed belong in a class of their own.

The Barossa Valley is a rare and wonderful region and how blessed we are.

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The Big Red Mix No.19

This is our longest running mixed dozen because it is the most popular. It provides a balance between expensive varieties and our more general favourites plus provides a saving on buying the dozen bottles separately. A real Glug winner.
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