Category Archives: Viognier

Paddle Wheel Shiraz Viognier

Australian’s all have ostriches … or is it Australian’s all eat sausages? It’s a big weekend in Australia with a General Election. Australia only really figures in my thoughts as a producer of wine and pesky sporting winners, but this weekend they have a big decision to make. They’re choosing a (new?) Prime Minister, and they… Read More »

Tesco Californian Reserve Viognier

Discovery Channel have given up on sponsoring their cycling team, and as no other sponsors are bidding at a time when the focus is on cheating rather than cycling, the team is going to fold. Discovery won this year’s team race in the Tour de France, along with the yellow jersey, the white jersey and… Read More »

Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays D’Oc

So France has something to celebrate with Sandy Casar taking Friday’s stage despite a horribly painful bottom, with angry looking road rash, which he picked up after another stray dog made its way onto the course. That will no doubt please the alarming number of people who find this blog using search terms like “cyclists… Read More »

Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier

I had a Laurent Miquel Nord Sud 2005 Viognier last night. Now and again nothing quite hits the spot like Viognier, and I’ve usually opted for New World varietals, but this French one made its way into my fridge. Its clear, bright and an attractive pale straw colour, beneath an annoying foam plastic cork. It… Read More »

Ay Yalumba!

Yalumba’s Y Series 2005 Viognier comes from Australia’s oldest family owned winery, in South Australia. I often hear that people choose New World wines over European ones because the names are easier to say. This may be an exception. Yalumba have pioneered the use of screw-tops on wines so it’s not surprising that this has… Read More »