Battle Of The Vines

January 2019

Season 1 Episode 6 - Sexy Reds

Expired 3.0 16 x
This is a heavyweight finale between the recently retired Peter Althaus and recent Halliday winemaker off the year Sarah Crowe, as selected by Liinaa. Arthur starts to lose his cool with the possibility that he could let his ‘favourite winemaker in the universe’ down. It’s a totally unique Tassie 2011 Merlot up against a b...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Great Whites

Expired 3.0 15 x
Seeking high value whites, Frank brings Queensland into the competition for the first time with Dylan Rhymer’s perky SSB from Ballandean Estate in Granite Belt. Arthur brings in Swan Valley and John Griffith’s Verdelho. So will the people of WA pick and identify a local Verdelho, or will Queensland score its first points a...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Cab Sav Shiraz

Expired 4.0 20 x
It is an age old question - Which do you prefer, Shiraz or Cab Sav? Frank baffles Arthur with that curly question before dazzling him with a Shiraz from the cooler climes of Victoria’s Pyrenees made by Andrew Koerner. Arthur counters with a Margaret River Cab Sav from Glenn Goodall of Xanadu.

Season 1 Episode 3 - Pinot Noir

Expired 4.0 11 x
The trickiest and most mercurial of all the varietals sends Frank and Liinaa to all corners of Australia and the results are highly surprising. Will traditional Pinot powers such as Victoria and Tasmania trump lesser known regions?

Season 1 Episode 2 - Chardonnay

Expired 3.0 14 x
Chardonnay is the wine Australia is falling in and out of love with - and the affair is back on hot and strong and the new style Chardonnays are stunning. Arthur presents an informative glass guide on why the Riedel oaked chardonnay wine glass has such a spectacular bowl and Liinaa and Arthur go back to the seventies for a...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Sparkling

Expired 3.0 20 x
Liinaa and Frank go head to head to see which Australian state makes the best Sparkling Wine. Over three rounds and three different price-ranges, our 'Mixed Dozen' everyday people will be judging and choosing their favourite Sparkling Wine from across Australia.