Tag Archives: Australian wine

Yellow Tail Tree Free Chardonnay

        No Oak. No Joke. No, that’s not a weak attempt at clever wordsmanship on my part, it’s from a sticker that appears on the bottle of this selection, just above the label. “Tree-Free”, I guess in the opinion of … Continue reading

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The Stump Jump Shiraz 2009

 One of the key elements of successful Cheapskate living is opportunism. It’s important to recognize a genuine opportunity to score an inordinately good value. Not the phoney boloney, pseudo deals like the “Buy one suit and get a second suit, … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Creek Merlot

     This is another huge Australian brand. They are located in the Barosa Valley, in South Australia, one of Australia’s top wine regions. But, like Yellow Tail, Little Penguin, Black Swan and other popular and affordable Aussie brands, their wine … Continue reading

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Yellow Tail Shiraz-Grenache

 It’s impossible to be an explorer of the cheap wine world and not venture into Yellow Tail territory. It would be like trying to learn the geography of North America and not discuss the Rockies. Yellow Tail is the Rockies, … Continue reading

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Pillar Box Red, 2008

 Something happened on the way to the Barefoot….. I have, of late, paid a great deal more attention to the giant Special Purchase stacks clogging the aisles of The Store. Most of them are beyond my self imposed $10 per … Continue reading

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Fisheye Shiraz

 Fish Eye is an Australian aimed squarely at the Cheapskate end of the market. It is from South Eastern Australia, as are most of the “pop” Aussies. That is about as specific, in terms of its place of origin, as … Continue reading

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Black Swan Shiraz 2010

  Black Swan, according to the label, is from South Eastern Australia. Many, many popular, affordably priced Australian wines are from this “Super Zone” which covers almost a third of Australia. More upscale Aussie wines may carry a GI, geographical … Continue reading

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