National Liquor News November 2020

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Wine Tasting Review

All that sparkles The National Liquor News tasting panel sampled a selection of sparkling varieties this month, with multiple styles including Champagne, Prosecco, sparkling rosé, sparkling Shiraz and more. Here are their highest scoring wines across three price brackets.

Panels Picks

The Panel ➤

C hristine Ricketts, Wine Educator, Endeavour Group G eoff Bollom, Retailer, Fennell Bay Cellars B rian Chase Olson, Director, Blend Public Relations E mmanuel Conde, Brand Ambassador, Cerbaco M ichael Mcintosh, Fine Wine Brand Ambassador, Accolade Wines J ye Hosking, Account Manager, Agnew Wines A l Fencaros, Chief Winemaker, Allinda Wines A ndy Young, Editor, The Shout & Bars and Clubs

The System 95-100 Classic: an exceptional wine 90-94 Outstanding: a wine of remarkable character 85-89 Very good: a wine with impressive qualities

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Taltarni Sparkling


Premium Rosé


Premier Cru

Region: Tasmania


Region: Victoria

VIN: NV LUC: $21.50

VIN: 2018 LUC: $19.78

Region: France

Distributed by:

Distributed by:

VIN: NV LUC: $44.99

Samuel Smith & Son

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

“Long finish and delightful red fruits.” - Christine Ricketts.

“Great colour. Pleasant. Fantastic BBQ wine.” – Geoff Bollom

Distributed by: Decante This

“Good structure, sublime fruit, balanced.” – Geoff Bollom

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