Battle Of The Vines

July 2018

Season 1 Episode 6 - Sexy Reds

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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 blend of Portuguese varietals planted in the picturesque Yarra Valley. The dramatic finale decides the series. Which of the three hosts and competing states take home the title?

Season 1 Episode 5 - Great Whites

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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 and play spoiler to WA global wine domination ambitions?

Season 1 Episode 4 - Cab Sav Shiraz

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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.
June 2018

Season 1 Episode 3 - Pinot Noir

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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 1 - Sparkling

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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.