Tag Archives: South Eastern Australia

2008 De Bortoli DB Family Selection Shiraz

When in Australia, I had the opportunity to visit De Bortoli’s vineyard.  While this wine wasn’t one of the one’s I sampled, De Bortoli is a large wine group, and they tend to make good wines for the money.  With … Continue reading

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2008 Yellow Tail Shiraz Grenache [Revisited]

It’s been a while since I last enjoyed Yellow Tail’s Shiraz Grenache.  Way back before the First Pour Wine got rolling, this way the wine of choice for those cheap and late college nights.  A little fruity, a little spicy, … Continue reading

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Sparkling Rosé: A New Years Eve Alternative

The time to crack open the bubbly is only a few days away, lets take a look at a couple of bottles that might fill-in for Champagne, namely Sparkling Rosé:   Yellow Tail Sparkling Rosé Yellow Tail made one of … Continue reading

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Yellow Tail Bubbles Sparkling White Wine

Welcome to the first First Pour Wine Holiday Sparkler. For the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at some options for under $10 to kick off your holiday celebration, or close out the old year while bringing in the new … Continue reading

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2010 Yellowtail Merlot

It’s been a while since the last yellowtail, it hard to say much has changed with the iconic brand.  As usual, they’re trucking away, making boatloads of wine and money, and all to keep people happily quaffed for less than … Continue reading

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2010 The Little Penguin Pinot Grigio

The Little Penguin has three distinct attributes on First Pour Wine.  First, it’s connection to South Eastern Australia’s value priced, mass produced wine segment has been noted multiple times.  Second, it’s cute critter marketing has come up with almost every … Continue reading

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2010 Fish Eye Sauvignon Blanc

There’s a lot to be said for comparing a wine to a fish.  While in previous experience, fish analogies work better with dating, Fish Eye suggests you might try them with wine.  2010 Fish Eye Sauvignon Blanc will supposedly leap … Continue reading

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2010 Fish Eye Merlot

Sometimes nostalgia gets the better of all of us.  Back before I perhaps was allowed to enjoy wine in the normal capacity, I happened to find bottle from time to time.  When I was living in New Hampshire, a bottle … Continue reading

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Lucky Duck Chardonnay

Quack. 1. A noise made by ducks 2. An individual who pretends to have certain skills, most commonly medical. The first definition is part of the charm that the Lucky Duck marketing has brought the party.  The upside down duck is … Continue reading

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2010 Yellow Tail Pinot Noir

It’s been a fairly rough run for Pinot Noirs on First Pour Wine.  Despite the best efforts to find good value under $10, it’s proven one of the few noble grape wines to not receive a recommended status (the other … Continue reading

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