Couple of value reds.

Discussion in 'Winos & Wood Chips' started by moikel, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bought both of these recently & realised that they were both available in the states. 

    Both good value ,honest red wines.Drink now style,food friendly .The GSM as we call it is light enough to go with chicken,pasta dishes as well as red meats,most Italian food.Grant Burge a great  family outfit maybe 4 generations of winemaking.

    The shiraz/cab is a very Aussie wine,Rosemount a great producer.Soft,medium bodied great with things like duck & venison 13% alcohol so gentle in style unlike some of our big bruisers that can go to 15% & beyond.

    They both are suited to spring drinking not that I need any seasonal excuse[​IMG]

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  2. Hey Mick, that's wonderful!!! 

    I'm so glad to get your spin on some wines that we can actually find here!!!

    Thank you for this - how fantastic!!!

    And your food suggestions, as always, sound just delicious as well!!!

    Cheers indeed!! - Leah
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No cutesy kangaroo labels or goofy names just good honest wine. Both pretty cheap here but they make higher end wines as well.

    Shiraz/cab a very Aussie thing.I swear shiraz will grow anywhere in this country except the tropics or Tassie &Tassie will grow shiraz as the planet gets warmer.

    I bought that Rosemount on an Auction site part of a cancelled export order or end of line deal,paid $5 per magnum[​IMG],delivered !! It won't cellar its drink now style but well made ,good vintage,blend of a few regions.Great for a BBQ ,pizza , couple of glasses at lunchtime sort of thing. Cheaper than some box wine at that price.
  4. It IS so nice not to see cutesy labels! Smiles.

    Our culture thrives too much on such and it is nice to see righteous wine, and packaged as wine!

    Thank you tons for sharing!

    Do keep on posting anything in our great wino section that you like!

    Cheers!!!! - Leah
  5. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will stick stuff in that I believe is available in the USA. No real pricey wine unless its really worth the outlay.

    I won't post wine that I haven't drunk/bought for myself.So its what I rate.I am not a wine critic & my palate isn't that sharp but I do value winemaking skill over hoopla & I do have some ability when it comes to finding honest,good value wine. 

    Dodgers playing Diamond backs in Sydney this w/e to open your baseball season.[​IMG]
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  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I saw the thread heading and it was Moikel's, I figured it was some fancy way to cook red snappers! Pfft!
  7. Right Foamheart? Or red mullet or such! Too funny! I totally expect that as well!!!

    It's always a treat seeing what both of you post indeed, I must say! Here is to foodies and fun!!!

    Happy Friday!!!!!

    Cheers!!! - Leah
  8. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    Just a "Thank You" for the wine recommendation. Went out yesterday and found the Rosemount. Had it with a grilled rib eye for dinner. Outstanding wine for the money; not quite the deal you got but still a great value. Going back today to pick up a case. Thanks again for sharing this info.

    P.S. Really enjoyed Sydney last month and made good use of the info you shared. Beautiful city/country and very friendly people; just the way I remembered it years back.
  9. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love being able to recommend wines that you can find in the your 'hood. Rosemount make some great wines.There is a straight shiraz called Hill of Gold named after a gold strike way back that is a real bench mark for shiraz.Let me dig around in the cellar I may have one left.

    I am glad you enjoyed Sydney I was at the fish market today getting a snapper & I wondered how you got on. It is a good city & you came at the right time of year.

    LA Dodgers play the Arizona Diamond Backs at our historic Sydney Cricket Ground today& tomorrow. 80,000 seat sellout. I will be cheering for Arizona from my lounge room .
  10. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pink snapper in the South Red in the north.

    This guy from New Zealand ! Ginger ,shallots,garlic,kaffir lime leaf ,splash of soy,cilantro then into my jumbo bamboo steamer.
  11. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oops forgot photo[​IMG]

  12. Oh Mick, I LOVE this fish you've got!!!

    I love whole fish so much and especially eating the cheeks and a soft piece right up and around the eye!!

    How delicious this looks!!!

    And your wine suggestions too!

    Cheers! - Leah
  13. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Finished pretty tasty
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  14. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahh my friend, you have some points on that one from me! (The less ingredients in a dish to me, the better - such stunning minimalism at its finest)!

    Well done!!!!!

    Cheers!!!! - Leah
  15. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The GF wanted steamed fish like she had in Chinatown so I knocked that out. It is minimalist ,the Chinese steam freshwater fish like this a lot as well as salt water.
    It's a nice way to eat fish .
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am a minimalist  anyway, I like to taste what I am eating, all the spices and herbs if not used properly just confuse the taste. Beautiful meal Moikel, I am sure the girl friend must have been impressed.
  17. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes she was. Steamed fish means you get pure fish flavour without the oil. The ginger,garlic,lime leaf are also a bit gentler ,sort of fragrant but "under" not :"over".

    I saw some freshwater fish that reminded me of my youth on the Murrumbidgee River,farmed ,uniform size. Murray Cod.Used to catch yabbies for bait then mess about on the river.

    The chinese steam them with rehydrated mushrooms ,ginger sesame oil & soy.Bit of a banquet dish about 2 kg. I will find a reason to do it soon.On the trail of wallaby first.
  18. Thanks Moikel,,,,,,,,

    ... for bringing back a great set of memories. My wife and I spent 6 weeks in Australia for 2001 New Years. She had to see Andre Agassi for the Australian Open, I got visit some Barossa Valley vineyards, namely Richmond Grove and Grant Burge. I actually bought 2 cases of Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 and had them sent to the states. What a wonderfull wine. For a few years I tried to get some more, but I could only get the Grant Burge Trinity. I wonder if the Shadrach is even made anymore?  I still help myself to some Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Kalima. It's not the same, it's good, just not the same. I have never tried the Rosemount Estate, but I will now. Thanks for the tip!

  19. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rosemount make a great cabernets blend called "Traditional" worth looking for. They are a reliable big company outfit with several different price brackets.

    Grant Burge is 4th generation Barossa Valley winemaker ,greatly respected & loved for his committment to quality.

    He still makes Shadrach but there is never huge quantities,same as Mershach .

    His Filsell shiraz is a world beater literally ,it won the World shiraz challenge.Single vineyard wont be cheap[​IMG]. They have a great website.

    1999 was a great vintage.Lot of hype about 98 but 99 was just as good. Frankensteins monster could have good table wine out of the grapes those years let alone talent like the Burges,Lehmans,Tuesners etc. I have a few bottles of different reds left but they are getting drunk this year.

    There is a great winery called Chalk Hill that exports to the USA under the "Wit's End" label.Lovely people,family outfit make some really classy shiraz & some nice blends. They are out of McKlaren Vale just near Barossa Valley.

    If you saw that Hill of Gold shiraz by Rosemount get a bottle ,good value.IMO

    Regards Mick.
  20. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will get some info up here shortly.

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