I had let myself go. My lunch technique, once one of renown and feared by many, had withered somewhat. Sometimes the road back to peak lunch fitness begins with just one step, so I gladly accepted the invitation to a long lunch at Vintners Bar & Grill in the Barossa with winemakers Dan Standish and Fraser McKinley. Well sated — and to prove that good things come of long lunches — in true Barossa style we retreated back to Standish’s winery on Kalimna Road to try a few wines and barrels.
Some of us have become increasingly interested in the produce we eat and drink. A subset seeks a deeper connection with what we consume – be it vegetables, olive oils, coffee, tea or wine – as we like them to be farmed in a sustainable fashion, we like them to be authentic. But what if everything they told us about provenance was wrong? Food and wine fraud is big business. Food fraud especially.
But putting pen to screen and writing about them is part and parcel of coming to terms with my affliction, so please allow me to continue. Though we are spoiled for great Grenache in this fine state of ours, Yangarra do it better than most, and this, the High Sands Grenache, is their flagship wine from the esteemed variety. The sands of McLaren Vale seem to capture the best of the grape.
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