Saturday, 26 March 2011

Tasting Notes for the 2011 Whites

The ferment is nearly complete for the 2011 White vintage and it looks like we have one white to drink now and one to put down (unless you prefer a young Semillon style which I do). The Shiraz needs to go sit in some oak for a year.

2011 Kintarla Semillon

The 2011 Kintarla Semillon is made in the unique style that is typical of classic Hunter Semillons. The wine shows intense aromas of lime and cut grass, while the finely balanced palate offers flavours of pear and green apple. As a wine of great length and character we expect it to mature and gain complexity over the next ten years.

Alcohol: 11.5% (TBC closer to bottling)

Fined with milk and fish products

Preservative 220 added

2011 Kintarla Verdelho

The 2011 Kintarla Verdelho offers bright aromas of melon, pineapple and liquorice. The youthful, full bodied palate is showing the complete spectrum of tropical flavours typical of this variety. Offering fine balance and great length, this wine best enjoyed in its youth.

Alcohol: 14.5% (TBC closer to bottling)

Fined with milk and fish products

Preservative 220 added

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Observations on Goals

New Years Resolutions

I read an interesting article in the March 2011 edition of PC and Tech Authority called "Testing your Resolve" by Joel Nation.

According to psychologists at Sydney University 50% of Australians made New Year resolutions at the end of 2010.

Apparently though only half of those who make resolutions stick to them after 6 months and this figure drops to 10% after 12 months. You would have to conclude that resolutions don't work for 90% of the population.

So what is going wrong, why is this so? I have previously spoken about my 5 reasons why New Years resolutions fail.

To make sure you are one of the 10% that stick with their resolutions - just do the opposite to the actions listed in my previous post.

Or if you need a system to help you and have an iDevice then you could download my App Life Goals from the iTunes App Store. ;-)

Read all about it at the Reefwing Software web site.