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O'Hara's Friday

Wine Symposium
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Friday,  September 26th, 2014

from 5 to 7pm

with Dr. Liquid

   

 Australian and New Zealand Wines!
Plus Canadian Whiskey

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Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totalling approximately 160,000 hectares; however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular Terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. With the major varieties being predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Wines are often labelled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.

 

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paringa-shiraz

2012 Paringa

Shiraz

~Australia

"Dark and spicy, with fresh sage and tarragon overtones mingling with black cherry and spice flavors, persisting against polished tannins."

 

paringa-cabernet

2012 Paringa

Cabernet Sauvignon

~Australia

"Smokey, creamy note overlay dark berry fruits in this polished style, echoing the sweet oaky notes on the finish"

Wine Spectator: 85 points

astrolabe

2010 Astrolabe

Pinot Noir

~ Marlborough

"Features intoxicating aromatics of orange zest, dried lavender and fresh, peppery earth notes, with a succulent, juicy core of raspberry and strawberry. Supple in texture, with the flavors lingering on the fresh, juicy finish."

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

earthworks

2012 Earthworks

Shiraz

Barossa Valley

"Deep crimson in color with generous aromas of boisenberry, blood  plums, tar, coffee and vanilla. A full bodied wine with a soft round flourish of fruit. The aromas are mirrored by the flavors on the palate that also have dark chocolate undertones. The tannins are supple, smooth and generous, just like the characters of the region"

pepperjack

2012 Pepperjack

Red Blend

"Fresh and lively, this offers precise flavors and fine-grained tannins, with lingering raspberry, dark plum and floral notes. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo."

Wine Spectator: 91 Points

torbreck

2013 Torbreck

"Woodcutter's"

Semillon

Although not typically lemony, this wine exhibits more complex aromas of smoked almonds and honeysuckle as well as buttery textures from the natural malolactic fermentation. The palate displays a spicy mineral flintiness with exotic fruit flavours.

clifford-bay

2013 Clifford Bay

Sauvignon Blanc

Quite a crisp, reasonably full-flavoured and “green” style of Sauvignon Blanc with cut grass, gooseberry, green capsicum and chalky mineral flavours. Assertive wine that ‘s pleasingly dry and has a lengthy finish

forty-creek-select

Forty Creek

Barrel Select

forty-creek-copper-pot

Forty Creek

Copper-pot Reserve

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