Yep, we've been going for around a year on these weekend polls. Worth a celebration? Any excuse for a good red, eh? Mrs Ozzie and I have been drinking a few bottles of New South Wales' best from Tyrrell's Winery in the Hunter Valley. It's a nice red on special in bottle shops at the mo for $9.99.
Long Flat Red
|One of Australia’s first true wine ‘brands’, the Long Flat label was created in 1966. Named in honour of one of Tyrrell’s most famous vineyards, Long Flat Red now boasts an international reputation for its consistency of style and value for money, and has gone on to become an Australian icon. Tasting notes:Ruby red in colour, this wine displays blackcurrant and subtle earthy aromas. The palate is intentionally soft, the length of flavour from the Cabernet; sweet berry fruit from the Shiraz and softening effect of the Malbec results in a balanced mouthfilling wine. Importantly the finish is a balance of fruit, acid and tannins for a mellow but lingering finish. Technical information / winemaking:Long Flat Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec grapes. These 3 different varieties have varying characteristics; they are harvested separately and fermented in a combination of static and rotary vessels. After the wines finish primary and malo-lactic ferment, they mature and soften in individual batches of small and large oak barrels. The final process before bottling is to blend the 3 varieties; this results in a consistent soft balance. |
Alcohol level: 13.1% Acidity: 6.56 pH: 3.43 Serving suggestion:Developed as an easy-drinking style, Long Flat Red’s can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods. Serve it at your next barbeque with grilled lamb ribs and Mediterranean vegetables; also eminently enjoyable alongside grilled eggplant, oven-roasted tomatoes and herbed ricotta.
Since its inception, Long Flat Red has been awarded
Grape source / varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec
Well are you feeling relaxed? Time for us to reminisce together. This weekend's poll topic is:
What was your most bizarre Dub belief?
1. The smurfs were really demons in disguise.
2. Aluminium saucepans were not used by "true Christians".
3. Cabbage patch dolls moved the furniture in your home during the night.
4. You could be infested by demons by buying second-hand goods.
5. The safest place was in the middle of the congregation. (How on earth could everyone be "in the middle"??!!)
6. The seven bowls of Revelation were resolutions at Dub conventions.
7. 1975 (No list like this would be complete without it!)
8. Organ transplants are cannibalism.
9. Black people will be resurrected with white skin. (Watchtower April 1, 1914)
10. Other (please detail)
Mrs Ozzie and I are looking forward to reading your reminiscences.