Crack out the DRC. Uncork the Krug. Decant the Giacomo Conterno. Butter the fairy bread (actually, skip the fairy bread. I'm not a fan) and generally get excited because, by my calculations at least, Australian Wine Review/ozwinereview (ie this blog) officially turns 4 this week (or somewhere thereabouts this week. It was four years ago). Hooray!
Amidst the fanfare I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that visit this blog. A thank you that exists regardless of whether you are a regular reader, an occasional lurker or just someone who landed here after a search for 'Ben Folds plays Shiraz' went completely awry. Thanks to all of you.
More particularly, I'd like to thank everyone who gives feedback, for you are the best sort of readers. Again it doesn't matter whether that feedback be in the form of cheeky anonymous comments, emails picking up my grammatical errors or just general nice words, as all of it helps to not only shape this blog but makes the lonely, self absorbed pursuit that is wine blogging pursuit that little bit more enjoyable/worthwhile. Hugs for all, and if you haven't commented before then use this post as a great opportunity to start. I love comments.
A big thank you also to all the wineries and suppliers and PR agencies (and the like) who send in samples of wines and products. Again, I couldn't do it without you and I appreciate your patience when I'm a little tardy in tasting your wines. Thanks again.
|A prized Shiraz|
That wine is the 2009 Tyrrell's Brokenback Hunter Shiraz, a lovely unforced Hunter red, from a very good vintage, that typifies all that I like in the 'drinking' (not trophy winning) style of Hunter Shiraz. It's hardly an expensive wine, nor is it all that rare, but I have some purely because I enjoy drinking it.
The mechanism by which I'm giving away this wine is simple. All I need to know is what the highest scoring (my score out of 20. I always score out of 20 and sometimes out of 100 too) wine is on this website. First correct answer wins, one entry only, available to Australian residents 18+ only. Answer in the comments below. The judges decision (ie mine) is final.
Thanks everyone and bring on another 4 years!