A Wine Diamond, scientifically known as tartrate crystals, potassium bitartrate crystals or more commonly cream of tartar (yes, just like the one used to perfect that meringue), are tiny, crystalline deposits that form when potassium and tartaric acid, bind together to form a crystal. Many winemakers believe crystals are a sign of quality, as the […]
Thomas Allen Wines is still open for business and will continue to keep informed on all medical and governmental updates as they come to hand. Thomas Allen recognize the important role we all play in keeping our staff, customers and communities safe. Here are the steps we are taking in the cellar door – We […]
An old favourite has returned with latest vintage 2018 Old School Shiraz Cabernet now available! This Shiraz Cabernet blend is quintessentially Australian, with the Australian wine industry blending these two varieties since the 19th century. The Shiraz on our Moon Mountain Vineyard has a few imposters – every 8th row is Cabernet Sauvignon. This unusual […]
And that’s a wrap to another four Cognacing of the Barrel breakfasts for 2018. We thank all of our members and their guests for joining us, especially the “Sorceress of the Stave” and “Black Rod of the Barrel” who had the very important role of Cognacing the Barrel’s, with very specific guidelines (and costumes..) required!! A […]
With only 50 magnums of the 2010 Alasdair magnum available, the only fair way to decide who would get these was to draw member names out of the Alasdair Cup. With over 150 members expressing their interest we congratulate the 50 winning Club 1733 wine club members who now have a bottle of our very first magnum’s […]
What a great day was had for the inaugural 2017 Alasdair Cup. We had over 70 members and their guests in their Scottish glory join us at The Vintage on September 1st, and the scene was set as players headed to their holes to the glorious sounds of Scottish bagpipes. You can enjoy the entire collection of […]
The much anticipated release of the 2014 ‘The Doctor’ Cabernet Sauvignon is here! Here’s why it is so special… The 2014 vintage is now regarded as the best vintage of the new Millennia, and certainly the best since 1965! 2014 presented near perfect ripening conditions after some heavy spring rains. Following spring, summer gave us plenty of […]
There has been no hibernating for the Thomas Allen crew this winter! Winemakers Craig and Steve have been busy putting some great new wines together for your tasting pleasure. Introducing… The Boss First off there’s The Boss, named fondly after our Cellar Door Manager, John Earl. He requested a wine for the cellar door that […]
2015 wasn’t the easiest of vintages, but we are very happy with the end result now that it is safely working its magic in the winery. There was very little rain up to the end of November 2014, which affected fruit set to a degree and hence the number of bunches and volume of fruit […]
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