Important celebrations for drink lovers. (wine days calendar)

wine days calendar, wine celebrations,wine events, cocktail days, spiritsdays, beer days - a very useful calendar delivered to you by ElaWine Lady

Wine days, cocktail days, spirit days, beer days, grape variety holidays, wine events and wine celebrations – they all are in one place, so you always know what to celebrate. Although as all types of drink lovers we do not need a reason to taste, it is nice to raise a glass with millions of others all around the world. This wine calendar (and cocktail calendar, and spirits calendar, and beer calendar) will keep you on the […]

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Christmas aromas in wine glass

Christmas aromas that you can find in wine, what win aromas reminds of Christmas - by Wine Lady

‘’This wine smells like Christmas’’ – have you ever said something like that? I have! There are many aromas that remind me of Christmas and some of them can be found in wines when identifying ‘the nose’ during the tasting. Let’s have a closer look at a few Christmas aromas we find in the wine glass.   Christmas aromas in the wine glass (Alphabetical order)   Apricot It is difficult to mistake apricot scent with any other […]

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Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 tasting note by Wine Lady

Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is kind of ‘the essence of Coonawarra’ – shows the beauty of this Australian subregion, which produces outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wines.   What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vineyards in 1891 and built the estate’s iconic triple-gabled winery called Chateau Comaum. (       Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was a dark, clear purple coloured wine with dark red hues. The aroma was potent […]

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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2013

Wine Lady Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2013

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2013 is one of the wines from Penfolds Bin Collection that began in 1959 as a result of innovation and modern era in Penfolds.   “The Penfolds Collection displays the distinctive and recognisable Penfolds ‘House Style’ – the ultimate expression of Penfolds time-honoured tradition of sourcing the best fruit from the best regions. The wines ably demonstrate Penfolds expertise with single and multi-regional blending, making wines to style and pursuing the highest of […]

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Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

Wine Lady Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

I am a huge fan of bone dry Rieslings, especially those from Germany and Austria. Therefore, in general, I keep away from tasting new Rieslings as very often they are too sweet for me. This time, though, I decided to buy a bottle of Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015 as I’ve tasted many of Jeff Carrel’s wines before and they were exceptional. This way I found an outstanding French Riesling that I could fill my cellar with!   […]

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Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 (Primo Estate)

Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 was a deep ruby coloured wine with black hues. The aroma was very woody and earthy with a hint of black fruits. In the bouquet I found notes of the cigar box, forest floor, toast, some blackberry, spices and black pepper. In the mouth Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 was full bodied, powerful and rich. The palate was woody and spicy, also with just a hint of fruit flavours. There were intense […]

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Wirra Wirra The Angelus / Dead Ringer 2012

Wine Lady The Angelus Dead Ringer 2012

Dead Ringer 2012, also known as The Angelus, is not only great wine but there is a very interesting story behind the name of it. In Australia you can buy the wine under the name of The Angelus, but because of similarity to Chateau Angelus Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, the Australian producers had to change the name of the wine distributed to European market. Dead Ringer was, in my opinion, a beautiful choice. At the first […]

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En Primeur 2015 – Bordeaux, 4-8.04.2016


I will be honest with you guys: I haven’t been too excited with this year’s En Primeur 2015 as I’ve been so busy lately I had no time to think about the preparation for the Bordeaux most famous wine event. Until Monday I didn’t even care about printing the invitations for all of the 2015 tastings! Today is Saturday, a day after all the tastings have been finished, and finally I have some time to sit down […]

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Rosemount Estate Little Berry 2012


Little Berry 2012 was one of my two favourite wines from Rosemount Estate portfolio. Very fresh and fruity, harmonious and smooth. Little Berry 2012 is a dark red coloured, vivid wine. The aroma is complex and strong with intense fruit notes (blackberries, blueberries), delicate chocolate note and a hint of sandal wood. In the mouth Rosemount Estate Little Berry 2012 is dry, smooth, complex and well-balanced. The tannins are integrated, rounded and smooth. Nice full structure and […]

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Wirra Wirra Church Block 2012


One of the best known Wirra Wirra’s wines, Church Block, has been produced for last 40 years. The Church Block 2012 vintage has been made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the blend. Also, what’s interesting, there is a big Church Block labeled bottle in from of Wirra Wirra’s cellars – it’s enormous and looks fabulous! “Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took […]

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Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012


Joseph Moda 2012 is a well-known Australian wine produced using the traditional Italian ‘Amarone method’. After picking the grapes are air-dried for one to two weeks in order to concentrate the flavours. This was first produced in 1987. “For us great wine is a sublime paradox, where concentration and finesse co-exist. Since 1987 we have used the ancient method or ‘moda’ of drying the grapes before crushing to realize this vision. The Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot […]

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Fox Creek Chardonnay 2013

Wine Lady Fox Creek Chardonnay

Looking for a fresh white with a good structure and rich palate? Try this Chardonnay from McLaren Vale, very refreshing wine with complex bouquet and full bodied fruity palate. “The Chardonnay vineyard was harvested in mid February after a warm post veraison ripening period. A portion of the juice (approximately 30%) was fermented in new and one year old French oak barrels. Approximately 30% of this blend was fermented in old oak as a wild yeast fermentation […]

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Visiting South Australia – all in between McLaren Vale and Willunga

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This time I want to invite you to the Southern part of McLaren Vale wine region to take a closer look at cellar doors that are located between the city of McLaren Vale and Willunga. In my last article I focused on McMurtrie Mile and today I’d like to write about other cellar doors that are located in the South of the region, between McLaren Vale and Willunga.   The town of Willunga First of all the […]

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