The Robb Report‘s Brett Anderson selects “10 Top Wines to Pack for a Summer Picnic,” and among his picks is Bella’s Garden Shiraz. Here’s the write-up, with a delicious-sounding pairing suggestion:
Blended from the best barrels of Shiraz from across the Barossa Valley, this triumphant red is enormous yet precise, persistent, and wonderfully sculpted. A sweet, almost tropical floral perfume teases the nose, while on the palate, warm, ripe cherry and plum mingle, followed by traces of coffee, coriander, cinnamon, and cumin. Try this wine with Leyden cheese, a Dutch treat similar to Gouda but peppered with cumin seeds.
You can find this slide and the entire slideshow on the Robb Report site here.
The Two Hands co-founder and proprietor fields ten wide-ranging questions, touching on his early life, to his start in wine, to his Grenache project and more. (Photo © Milton Wordley)
Amid all of the hype, finally someone has written something useful about the new “Star Wars” film.
It’s a guide to pairing wines with a marathon viewing of the long-running series of movies. And you know this piece in Atlanta Magazine is insightful because Gnarly Dudes is included, as the second of two pours paired with “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” (a Markham Chardonnay comes first).
Second pour: 2013 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes, Barossa Shiraz, $28.99 The movie takes a dark turn in the second half, with the return of the Sith and the death of Qui-Gon Jinn. The perfect pairing: a red from another underappreciated wine region. “Like California Chardonnay, it’s not cool to like Australian Shiraz, but man, it’s so good,” Crane says. “Just like the end of the movie, it’s dark and rich and powerful.”
Check out the full lineup of movies and wines from writer Evan Mah and Eric Crane, an advanced sommelier who works at Empire Distributors, by clicking here.
"Displays the winemaker’s painstaking efforts in its round profile of boysenberry fruit and delicate strata of coffee, honeysuckle, and Indian-spice essences."
In the Marco Island Sun Times, wine column contributor Adamo Serravalle explores Australia’s winemaking history and present, and features Two Hands Wines as one of the country’s leading fine wine producers.
Two Hands has grown to be a clear market leader and is now sold in over 30 markets worldwide. From small beginnings, the winery has been able to manage its growth organically whilst maintaining an absolute quality focus.
Serravalle, co-owner of Marco Prime and DaVinci’s restaurants, focuses in on one of the winery’s classic bottlings, Bella’s Garden Shiraz:
This wine captures the attention with colors of deep dark red and a black core. It practically bursts out of the glass almost in a brooding, elegant manner with juicy red and black fruits with notes of five spice, earth, black pepper and sandalwood.
The palate rolls on and on with subtle chocolate and spice notes. A brilliant vintage of Barossa Valley Shiraz, yet it feels moody and tightly coiled.
He can see the entire article here.