Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Two Hands “Angels Share” Shiraz

Feb 11, 2016 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Two Hands “Angels Share” Shiraz

Rarely does Thirsty Thursday endorse an entire wine label, but for the better part of the 21st Century one Australian winery’s portfolio has continued to exceed expectations. Located in Barossa Valley and sourcing from vineyards throughout southeastern Australia, Two Hands has created a distinctive series of wine labels that powerfully inspire and engage the palate […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Rib Shack Red

Jan 15, 2015 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Rib Shack Red

The summer grilling season might be a long way off, but that doesn’t stop some of us diehard grill masters from firing up the old Barbie, nor should it stop you from enjoying a phenomenal red wine blend from South Africa that was seemingly built for grilled meats. The 2013 Rib Shack Red fits this […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2010 Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill” Shiraz

May 01, 2014 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: 2010 Jim Barry “The Lodge Hill” Shiraz

For most of America the thaw of spring is in full swing which means it’s time to dust off the old barbecue and start grillin.  The warmer weather also means most people begin the transition to lighter crisper whites and refreshing rosés to satisfy their palate while cooling their bodies/minds.  But if you’re like me there’s […]

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Thirsty Thursday: South African Pinotages Part II

Jul 05, 2012 9 Comments

This week’s Thirsty Thursday continues our look Pinotage and six expressions of South Africa’s native grape varietal (click here for Part I and a detailed discussion about Pinotage). Again, the following three wines are all uniquely different in composition and style, allowing any type of palate to enjoy Pinotage.  And although each wine reviewed is […]

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Thirsty Thursday: South African Pinotages Part 1

Jun 28, 2012 15 Comments

One of the more under appreciated wine regions in the world, at least for the America consumer, is South Africa.  Having had to rebuild their wine industry after the tumultuous political period during the final decades of the 20th Century, the region has emerged as tremendous producers of Chardonnay, Steen (Chenin Blanc), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz

Dec 29, 2011 18 Comments

It’s the final Thirsty Thursday of 2011 and that means going out in style with a big bottle of soul satisfying happiness…2007 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz.  Since 2000 the Two Hands label has been producing some of the most consistently elegantly complex and highly rated expressions of Shiraz in Australia.  Bella’s Garden is the […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles

Oct 20, 2011 13 Comments

Bordeux might produce some of the most prestigious French wines, but for my palate I’ll take a Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley over a Bordeaux any day. I gravitate in this direction because the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation tends to produce riper grapes than Bordeux and consequently a riper fruit expression in the wines. Also the varietals […]

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