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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
56 December 2010 / January 2011 PHONE ORDERS: 6234 8003 (9.00am – 6 .00pm Monday – Friday, message service available) FAX ORDERS: 6234 9977 POSTAL ORDERS: Wine Club 201 Collins Street, Hobart. 7000 Quantity Product Price / Dozen Total R ACT Club Dozen $99.00 RACT Tasmanian Dozen $119.00 Feature Selection $210.00 Free delivery within Tasmania. For other areas, please contact us. Grand Total $ Offer valid u ntil 31st Janu ary 2011. While sto ck s la st. If stock becomes un available we m ay elect to m ake an alter n ative offer available to R ACT Wine Club Mem bers. Orders not accepted from persons u nder 18 years of age. I certify that I am over 18 years of age. Signed: Date Na me: R ACT Mem bership No: Deliver y Address: Pcode: Phone: (B/H) Phone (A/ H) Deliver y In struction s (e.g. If not hom e, leave at back door etc.): Pay ment details: Bankcard Visa Mastercard Amex Cheque (Payable to RACT Wine Club) Credit Card Num ber CVV Expiry Date: Name on Card: Sign atu re: RACT WINE CLUB Order Form How often would you like to receive w ines? Just this once Monthly Bi-monthly Quarterly. Would you like to receive a monthly RACT Wine Club email newsletter, detailing offers and events? Email Address: RACT Wine Club Dozen $99.00 Afford able, approach able wine s for your ever yday drinking pleasure. 3 bottles each of: RACT Shiraz, RACT Cabernet Me rlot, R ACT Chardonnay, R ACT Sauvignon Blanc. Please note any of these wines can be purchased by the dozen or mixed according to your taste. RACT Tasmanian Dozen $119.0 0 3 bottles each of: R ACT Ta smanian Sauvignon Blanc, R ACT Ta smanian Chardonnay, R ACT Ta smanian Pinot Noir, R ACT Ta smanian Merlot. Please note any of these wines can be purchased by the dozen or mixed according to your taste. Feature Selection– Christmas Drinking $210.0 0 2 bottles each of Leconfield Syn Cuvee Blanc, Iron Pot Bay Rose, Hamilton Slate Quarr y Riesling , Hanging Rock Poppet Head Chardonnay, Witchmount Lowen Park Caber net Sauvignon, Pirramimma Stock s Shiraz Order any dozen bottles of wine from the RACT Wine Club before 16 December 2010 and you could win ten dozen bottles of wine for your cellar. The winner will be drawn on Friday 17 December 2010 Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Roderick Cuthbert who founded the vineyard in 1988 and his partner Mary Dufour are justly proud of the style of wines that they produce and Roderick believes the Iron Pot Chardonnay was, if not the first unwooded Chardonnay made in the country, then one of the first. His latest addition to his portfolio, a Rose style, has been made from Pinot Meunier, an important component of Champagne and other sparkling wine. This unwooded style allows the fruit to do all the work and as a result the wine will be fine drinking over the coming months. Try it with warm chicken salads or some stronger fish dishes such as salmon or blue eye. David Johnstone, SJW Senior Judge of Wine To oak or not to oak? That is the question There is, and I daresay w ill be for some considerable time, debate about the use of oak in wine. It is a debate that concer ns w inemakers, wine judges and the most important member of the equation, the consumer. Many winemakers use oak well and that is reflected in the enormous number of wines that are in the market place that have a balanced component of wood or oak in the wine. Serious money is spent buying oak bar rels w ith costs of around $1500 for a 225 litre barrel from France. Bar rels have an obvious flow-on cost onto the purchase price to the consumer, so wines made in new oak barrels can be at the premium price level. The choice of the use of wood can be based on several factors including style and quality. There is a reasonably large group of winemakers and producers who successfully make wine without the use of wood. Wines such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer and most Sauvignon Blanc are normally made without a wood component and as well we see Chardonnay and other more robust white wines made without oak. Whichever way the producer goes, it is a big decision. One producer in Tasmania, Iron Pot Bay, has been making unwooded white wines since they began producing in the early nineties. Established in 1988 the five-hectare vineyard situated at Rowella in the West Tamar produces Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Semillon (which is a rarity in Tasmania), Sauvig non Blanc, Pinot
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