Vinodiversity Australian Wine Newsletter November 2014

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Steve Pannell does it again!

The Australian Alternative Wine Show at Mildura turns up a surprise or two most years. There is always a new variety that most alternative wine buffs have never heard of coming out of the woodwork. Or a new kid on the block gets a Gold medal with their first wine.

But this year the trophy for best wine of the show was again won by Steve Pannell, this year for his 2013 Tempranillo Touriga. This is the third year he has topped the list of prize-winners. Previously he has won the trophy for a Tempranillo Touriga blend and for a Nebbiolo. A couple of months ago Steve also picked up the Jimmy Watson Trophy for a Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills. Not a one trick pony.

If you want to find out just how good the wines made by Steve are you can get some mixed packs at very good prices from Vinodiversity's wine merchant partner. But be quick. The wines will sell out fast.

How does he do it? Well check out this video where Steve is being interviewed by Tom of Different Drop

Our Merchant Partner has quite a few options to try out Steve's wine. (Sorry the Watson Winner is sold out. You can get several different Sampler Six Packs, red, whites, a Nebbiolo rose, different varietals and blends. You can make up your own six pack from several producers to really explore a variety, style or region. Start Here!

Some Gift Ideas

OK, with the holiday season coming up we need to get some fresh ideas.

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