01/05 2016

“Honest” Coles still doesn’t declare private label wines

“Honest” Coles still doesn’t declare private label wines

Private label wine production is all about “integrity”, respect for wine producers and competing with brands on quality, according to the head of Coles supermarkets’ 500-strong portfolio of retailer-owned liquor brands. So much so, apparently, that Lucy Clements feels “a real responsibility to make sure… our liquor stores are true and honest places to sell […]

06/03 2016

6000 reasons why you should buy $7 wine

Or …proof that you can’t distinguish it from a $100 wine. We at Vinloco are passionate in our belief that wine can’t be chosen on price alone. So much so that we ponied up $400 to prove our point at our Australia Day BBQ. Here’s what happened: We selected five bottles of cabernet shiraz (the […]

03/03 2016

The great Australian blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi! What the national chant lacks in sophistication is usually made up for with enthusiasm. So, as the flags start fluttering from cars around the nation ahead of Australia Day, our thoughts are turning to what will be in the Southern Cross-spangled cooler next Tuesday. Australia’s most distinctive wine […]

27/02 2016

How to pick the best cabernet sauvignon

Nine in a line….which should you choose? Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s favorite red grape. It plays second fiddle to shiraz in Australia but cabernet’s fans love its softer, medium-bodied flavours. So when a large wine producer sends out an offer to buy any or all of nine cabernets offering steep “discounts” of up to […]

14/02 2016

Pink drinks for Valentine’s Day!

If you want to get your Valentine’s Day off to a romantic start this Sunday, don’t miss our exclusive list of the hottest roses out later this week. Sparkling or still, we know the best value pink wines to buy to get maximum bang for your buck. Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. And […]

25/01 2016

Our top 10 local sparklings to celebrate Australia Day

Raise a glass to Australia…you betcha! But – whatever you do this Australia Day – leave the cultural cringe at home tomorrow and make sure your fizz is strictly local. Australia produces some of the finest sparkling wines in the world according to champagne expert and Vinloco contributor Tyson Stelzer. We’ve surveyed the ratings of […]