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Wine Find of the Month – November


The Gatekeeper 2003 South Australia Shiraz

Splurge a little this holiday season! Buy yourself a bottle of this delicious Shiraz from Australia. It pairs nicely w/ a spicy stuffing or juicy roast among other things. Here’s what has been said about The Gatekeeper:

"Vintaged from Shiraz grapes grown in the wine regions of South Australia. This wine on the bouquet displays luscious sweet berry fruit with a hint of peppery spices, while careful use of oak imparts lingering vanilla and toasty oak. On the palate, plum and cherry flavours and long, soft tannins combine to make a warm, rich yet balanced elegant wine. Maturation in American first and second year hogsheads."

Drink up and enjoy this beautiful wine w/ your holiday feast!!


9 Responses to “Wine Find of the Month – November”

  1. 1 Chris

    Sounds tasty?
    Did you find this locally in the STL area?

  2. 2 Bruno

    Chris – I found this wine at The Wine Merchant in Clayton, but if they’re out you might find it somewhere else here in St. Louis.

  3. 3 Ari (Baking and Books)

    Wine is something I know nothing about but really want to become acquainted with. Seems like it would be a subject that’s a lot of fun to learn more about! My parents have recently gotten really into wine tasting actually, they seem to be enjoying it.

  4. 4 The Culinary Chase

    Bruno, I love Australian wines! I usually plan my meals around the wine which makes for a pleasurable dining experience. Cheers!

  5. 5 Bruno

    Ari – Learning more about wines is a lot of fun, especially when it involves tasting! I recommend you find a wine shop nearby that offers free tastings and wine classes for a reasonable fee. A good starter book is “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course” by Kevin Zraly.

    Culinary Chase – Australia is producing some excellent wines. Planning your menu around the wine is a lot of fun, especially when you have your wino friends over to partake!

  6. 6 Danielle

    Bruno – I haven’t had an Australian Shiraz that I haven’t loved. There is much truth in enjoying wine much more with friends. I miss sharing a glass with you!

  7. 7 Bruno

    Hey Danielle, good to hear from you! I miss sharing a glass or 2 w/ you too. I’ll send you an e-mail when I get home. Hope you have a great T. Day!

  8. 8 Lisa

    Thanks for the tip. Lovely photo, too…

  9. 9 Bruno

    Thanks Lisa! This wine is worth the splurge and it’s not a big splurge either.

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