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Review – The Age Dec 3rd 2011 – What to Drink on a Summer’s Day…

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Lightweight, crisp and utterly fresh white wines are perfect warm-weather drinks – but don’t discount those with texture. UP TO $25 BASSHAM VERMENTINO RIVERLAND 2011 THE Basshams are proud Riverland grape growers who made wine this year from varieties better suited to their warm region, hence vermentino. It’s also the first vintage of vermentino they’ve grown and, depending on crop levels, it has a bright future. Already the result is a refreshing, zesty drink with some crisp lime-lemon juice freshness, hint of white...

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Alternative Wine Show Medals

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Blog, Front Page, Media | 0 comments

Alternative Wine Show Medals

AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW – Held in Mildura November 2011 BASSHAM WINES – WINNERS BRONZE MEDAL – FIANO BASSHAM WINES – WINNERS BRONZE MEDAL – PETIT MANSENG History… In 1999 Stefano de Pieri and Bruce Chalmers along with Dr. Rod Bonfiglioli, initiated the Sangiovese Awards and continued with the Australian Italian Wine Show in 2000. Following the success of these shows, the first Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show was held in Mildura in November 2001 with inaugural Chief of Judges,...

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Article – The Age – Taming a mighty river…

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Blog, Media | 0 comments

Article – The Age – Taming a mighty river…

This article appeared in The Age – October 18 2011 The Riverland has contributed to, then suffered from, over-supply; it has been hit by drought, water restrictions, salinity, climate change and the global financial crisis. Eventually the big wine companies stopped renewing growers’ contracts. Things looked grim. During a two-day visit to the Riverland earlier this year, organised by the Riverland Alternative Wine Group (RAWG), it became obvious some growers had been doing it tough. With vintage a few weeks away, Bassham’s...

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Wine: From gloom to boom

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in Front Page, Media | 0 comments

Wine: From gloom to boom

This article appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser 1st June… BRUCE Bassham is not your usual wine fashionista. None of that cool, black-skivvy business. Or that fancy sommelier-like language. He doesn’t hang out in Melbourne laneway tapas bars. And he’s yet to be called up for duty as a young gun calendar pin-up model. Bruce would be the first to admit it’s probably because he’s not that young anyway. And he’d probably agree that the radar for the latest “it” wine person wouldn’t usually take...

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