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Winter has hit … it’s time for a great local mix

 

Dear Wine Lover,

It has been a busy few months since our last newsletter, inclusive of taking a short break in China. It was certainly a very interesting trip to see some famous spots, although it was a lot harder to find some quality Australian wine than I had expected.

It certainly goes to show how spoilt we are for choice here!

Speaking of quality wines, we still have some of the Gold Medal winning Prestige Wine 6 packs  available at $90, as well as a brand new mixed dozen showcasing some different South Australian wine styles and regions.

In our latest mix, we have included four excellent wines from Kilikanoon Wines which has received high praise from some of the world’s most respected wine critics. James Halliday’s Australian Wine

Companion named Kilikanoon ‘Winery of the Year’ in 2013 and in 2014 winemaker and owner Kevin Mitchell was inducted into the inaugural Clare Valley Hall of Fame as Winemaker of the Year. There are also three wines from the family owned Maxwell of McLaren Vale stable, who are most famous as a large producer of Mead and have also been making some excellent table wines since 1979.

 

Kilikanoon Riesling 2016: Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge and Clare Wine Show

Kilikanoon Skilly Valley Pinot Gris 2016: Cool climate Pinot Gris from the Skillogalee Valley

Aramis Gruner Veltliner 2015: An Austrian grape variety…  apple flavours and mineral tones

Maxwell Spiced Mead N/V: The ancient honey recipe and perfect winter warmer…  Drink warm

Mount Jagged Bare Twig SSB 2014: A nice crisp blend from the Fleurieu Peninsula area

Fox Creek Chardonnay 2015: A lovely complex barrel fermented Chardonnay… drink to 2022   

 

Kilikanoon GSM 2015: Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge

Kilikanoon Cab Sauv 2015: Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge

Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz 2015: Rich full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz, cellar to 2025

Maxwell Little Demon Cab Merlot 2015: A smooth blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Merlot

Tanunda Hill Barossa Shiraz 2015: Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

St Magnus Pinot Noir 2016: A great value Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir… new to our range.

                            

Full RRP of these wines is $245—our price is: Mixed, All Reds and All Whites: all at $215 per case.

 

There are also a few of the remaining Adelaide Wine Show Gold medal winners which we have slotted into our latest batch of Premium Mixed Dozens and with the end of the financial year fast approaching we have been combing the warehouse for some new wines to include in our Rats and Mice selections.

Mixed: $140, All Whites: $130 and All Reds: $150 per dozen. 

 

And finally, if you are looking for some good everyday quaffers don’t forget our quality cleanskin range.

They are all sourced from well known local wineries and represent great value for money. The varieties we currently have available are listed online .

If there are any special requests for wines you would like to order that are not on the list, please give me a call anytime on 0421 211 211 .

 

Happy drinking!

Phil Buxton

 

Adelaide Wine Show – Gold medal winning wines by the dozen….

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Dear Wine Lover,

Hopefully the Christmas and New Year break was relaxing and you had the chance to taste some of the last batch of Adelaide Wine Show winners over the period.

We were very happy with the selection and have had a few top up orders already so we are now able to offer most of the  wine show wines by the full dozen.

Please note that the specified vintage is currently available in our warehouse, but vintage rollovers may need to occur on some of the wines towards the end of the promotion.

Please check the order form overleaf for more details.

Juniper Crossing Chardonnay 2016   Gold, Class 1, 18.5

De Bortoli La Boheme Riesling 2016 Top Gold, Class 5, 18.5

Lannister Clare Valley Riesling 2015 Gold, Trophy Class 6, 18.7

Zontes Footstep Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 11, 18.8

Lost Buoy Gulf View Sauv Blanc 2016 Gold, Class 11, 18.7

Devils Corner Pinot Grigio 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 13, 18.8

De Bortoli La Boheme Cab Sauv 2015 Top Gold, Class 24, 18.7

Berrigan Syrah 2015 Gold, Class 29, 18.7

Beresford Classic Shiraz 2014 Gold, Class 30, 18.5

Four Sisters Merlot 2014 Top Gold, Class 39, 18.5 (SOLD OUT)

Brown Brothers 1889 Tempranillo 2015 Gold, Class 40, 18.7

Sons of Eden Kennedy GSM 2014 Gold, Class 49, 18.5

Pictured: Pick of the Adelaide Wine Show Mixed Dozen 2016.

Full RRP of these wines is $265—our price is: Mixed: $225, All Whites: $215, All Reds: $235

  We have recently upgraded the website so while it is very much a work in progress, we will be adding many more lines to it over the coming months. If you haven’t already done so, please submit your email details at your earliest convenience at www.wineloversclub.com.au as we would like to be able to keep you up to date (without bombarding your inbox on a daily basis!)

We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal and we will still be mailing a printed copy of our newsletter as usual for our regular clients who do not have internet access.

If you would like to taste some of the other wines that we have tried and enjoyed recently, there are some packed cases of the ever popular Rats and Mice mixed dozens packed and ready to go:

Mixed: $140, All Whites: $130 and All Reds: $150 per dozen.

We also have a few more cases of the Prestige Wine 6packs  which include a bottle of each of the following wines

 Harmulist SA Cab Sauv 2014, Harmulist SA Shiraz 2014, Harmulist Coonawarra Cab Sauv, Harmulist SA Riesling 2015, Viking Grand Barossa Shiraz 2014 and Viking Odins Honour Shiraz 2010. … all Gold or Trophy winners at the 2016 China Wine and Spirits International Competition for only $99 (6pk)

And finally, it would be much appreciated if you could please get your orders in by the 20th March, as I will be away for the first 2 weeks of April and will be out of email or phone contact for much of this time.

Any internet or mail orders can still be placed, but deliveries will not resume till after the Easter break.

Happy drinking!

Phil Buxton, February 2017

 

CHRISTMAS TOP UP

DECEMBER 2016

Dear Wine Lover,
With Christmas less than three weeks away,  time is running out if you have any orders you would like to place for the festive season, especially for our interstate and country clients.

We have an excellent value Christmas Sparkling 6 pack to offer you first up, which contains a bottle of each of the following wines at only $99 per 6 pack.

Veuve du Prince French Sparkling, Lambrook Sparkling N/V, McPherson’s Pinot Chardonnay 2015, Macchio Treviso Prosecco, Mt Jagged Sparkling Red N/V, Pimms Sparkling Cup.

We still have stocks available of the 2016 ‘Pick of the Adelaide Wine Show Dozen’ , which are all Gold medal winning wines; three of which collected the trophy in their respective categories.

From a lightly oaked Western Australian Chardonnay, two very different styles of Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc plus a trophy winning Pinot Grigio, the white wine drinkers are well catered for.
The red wines are also a very interesting mix, including an excellent GSM from the Barossa, a Yarra Valley Cabernet with a touch of
Sangiovese and two very different styles of Shiraz.
The wines are listed below and tasting notes will be included in the cartons.

Juniper Crossing Chardonnay 2016 Gold, Class 1, 18.5
De Bortoli La Boheme Riesling 2016 Top Gold, Class 5, 18.5
Lannister Clare Valley Riesling 2015 Gold, Trophy Class 6, 18.7
Zontes Footstep Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 11, 18.8
Lost Buoy Gulf View Sauv Blanc 2016 Gold, Class 11, 18.7
Devils Corner Pinot Grigio 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 13, 18.8
De Bortoli La Boheme Cab Sauv 2015 Top Gold, Class 24, 18.7
Berrigan Syrah 2015 Gold, Class 29, 18.7
Beresford Classic Shiraz 2014 Gold, Class 30, 18.5
Four Sisters Merlot 2014 Top Gold, Class 39, 18.5
Brown Brothers 1889 Tempranillo 2015 Gold, Class 40, 18.7
Sons of Eden Kennedy GSM 2014 Gold, Class 49, 18.5

Pick of the Adelaide Wine Show Mixed Dozen 2016.
Full RRP of these wines is $265—our price is:
Mixed: $225, All Whites: $215, All Reds: $235

If you would like to revisit some of the medal winners from last year and taste some of the other wines that we have tried and enjoyed recently, there are some packed cases of the Premium Dozens we offered in the last newsletter still available.
Mixed: $199, All Reds: $209 and All Whites are $190.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a case or two of everyday quaffers, we have a new unlabelled multi region 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon which is drinking very well at only $99 per dozen and there are still some of the award winning Ius range of wines from the Limestone Coast ready to go at $118 per dozen.

Please note that we will not be despatching wines between 3rd- 13th January, but any
online or phone orders will be delivered from the week commencing 15th January.

Happy drinking!

Phil Buxton

Pick of the 2016 Adelaide Wine Show

NOVEMBER 2016

Another great new mix: All Gold + 3 Trophies

Dear Wine Lover,
We have now finalized the selections for the latest ‘Pick of the Adelaide Wine Show Dozen’ and have another great mix to offer you. There are always many excellent wines awarded Silver and Bronze Medals, so it is always very difficult to make the choice but we have chosen twelve Gold medal winning wines; three of which collected the trophy in their respective categories. From a lightly oaked Western Australian Chardonnay, two very different styles of Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc plus a trophy winning Pinot Grigio, the white wine drinkers are well catered for.
The red wines are also a very interesting mix, including an excellent GSM from the Barossa, a Yarra Valley Cabernet with a touch of
Sangiovese and two very different styles of Shiraz.
The wines are listed below and tasting notes will be included in the cartons.

Juniper Crossing Chardonnay 2016 Gold, Class 1, 18.5
De Bortoli La Boheme Riesling 2016 Top Gold, Class 5, 18.5
Lannister Clare Valley Riesling 2015 Gold, Trophy Class 6, 18.7
Zontes Footstep Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 11, 18.8
Lost Buoy Gulf View Sauv Blanc 2016 Gold, Class 11, 18.7
Devils Corner Pinot Grigio 2016 Gold, Trophy Class 13, 18.8
De Bortoli La Boheme Cab Sauv 2015 Top Gold, Class 24, 18.7
Berrigan Syrah 2015 Gold, Class 29, 18.7
Beresford Classic Shiraz 2014 Gold, Class 30, 18.5
Four Sisters Merlot 2014 Top Gold, Class 39, 18.5
Brown Brothers 1889 Tempranillo 2015 Gold, Class 40, 18.7
Sons of Eden Kennedy GSM 2014 Gold, Class 49, 18.5

Pictured: Pick of the Adelaide Wine Show Mixed Dozen 2016.
Full RRP of these wines is $265—our price is:
Mixed: $225, All Whites: $215, All Reds: $235

If you would like to revisit some of the medal winners from last year and taste some of the other wines that we have tried and enjoyed recently, there are some packed cases of the Premium Dozens we offered in the last newsletter still available.
Mixed: $199, All Reds: $209 and All Whites are $190.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a case or two of everyday quaffers, we have a new unlabelled multi region 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon which is drinking very well at only $99 per dozen and there are still some of the award winning Ius range of wines from the Limestone Coast ready to go at $118 per dozen. All our pre orders have now been dispatched, so please let me know if you have placed an order and not received your wines as yet. As always, you can collect your wines from our retail outlets at Underdale or O’Sullivan Beach if you prefer.
Please order online and if your favourite wine is not listed please just give me a call on 0421 211 211 for an update on what is still available.

Happy drinking!

Phil Buxton

 

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SPECIAL PRE ORDER NEWSLETTER:  Pick of the 2016 Adelaide Wine Show Dozen        

                                                                                                       

Dear Wine Lover,

It’s hard to believe another year has gone so quickly!

In the last week of September, the judging for the 2016 Adelaide Wine Show took place. I always look forward to seeing which wines have picked up the medals in their respective classes, and choosing another medal winning mixed dozen from a variety of areas. Many of the other capital city wine shows have already been judged, so it is quite likely that some of the wines we include may also have awards from one or more of these other competitions.

There are often some supply issues following the announcement of the results, but as a buyer of our previous Wine Show Dozens this special pre-order form enables you to get in early and receive your mixed dozen guaranteed at the 2015 price. These prices will remain valid until the next newsletter in November and as usual, you have the option of ordering:

Mixed Dozen: one bottle of each for $220

All Reds: two bottles of each for $235

or All Whites: two bottles of each for $205

Each dozen will be carefully packed and delivered to your door along with tasting notes, food matching suggestions and any other cellaring recommendations. Once all the wines are selected and confirmed, it will take a couple of weeks to get them organised, so we will not be charging your credit card or banking your cheques until we are about to dispatch the wines early in November.

Alternatively, you can collect them from our associated stores at Underdale or O’Sullivan Beach if you prefer… just let us know on the order form and I will call you when they are ready to pick up.

If you need some good wines in the meantime, there are still a few cases remaining of the Top 100 Dozens highlighted in the July newsletter… Mixed, All Red and All Whites all at $220 per dozen.

There are also some packed cases of the Premium Mixed Dozens at $199 per dozen which contain a selection of wines from previous wine show selections and a few of the excellent ‘Prestige’ Mixed 6 packs containing some Gold medal winners available at $99.

We also have the last  stocks of the Ius Limestone Coast wines, which are excellent value at $118 per dozen and there are some other superb wines remaining from our recent in store promotions and previous wine club offers to be found in the latest batch of Rats and Mice.

The cost of these are: Mixed $140, All Reds $150 and All Whites $130 dozen.

We will also be putting together another Melbourne Cup 6 pack at  $99 which contains three table wines and three excellent sparkling wines to see you through the spring carnival and into the Christmas season! The wines included are a bottle each of :

Lambrook ‘Spark’ Pinot Noir Chard, McPherson’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Mt Jagged Sparkling Red, Barry Brothers Shiraz Cabernet 2013, Chain of Ponds Novello Rosé 2014 and Mt Jagged Bare Twig Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014

To order any of these wine selections, please revisit the Home Page and you can pre order them online.

We are currently in the process of updating the website,so if your favourite wine is not listed on the website please just give me a call on 0421 211 211 for an update on what is still available. Happy drinking!

Phil Buxton, September 2016