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Welcome all to the WINTER month of July.
I’m going to start by saying a big welcome to all Cedar Creek Estate Wine Club members, past, present and new!
QUEENSLAND WINE CENTRE IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
What does this mean for you? Keep reading, keep accepting this newsletter into your inbox, all benefits will be as follows.
Judi would like to introduce her team to you!
Aileen has been working at the QWC for the past 16 years! She is Judi’s right hand person and has a great persona. She loves sharing the wines of the QWC with anyone who comes through our door.
Her professional manner and warmth exudes and it indeed a privilege to be working beside her.
When next at the QWC take a great look around the merchandise that Aileen work very hard to keep fresh and beautifully presented. There are always great bargains to be had!
Jono for short has also been working at the QWC and Cedar Creek property for some time now. Although we have shortened his name, there is nothing short about Jono! He is tall, handsome and with his lovely English accent completes a wine tasting presentation with ease.
His skills also include assisting in keeping our online wine club in great order.
Matt brings many skills into the QWC. His professionalism in the bar industry in general is invaluable. He has a clean, courteous manner and willing to assist any customer with their wine questions. He is invaluable to the team.
Marley is the most recent member of our team; she has worked in many areas in hospitality and will be with us on Saturdays and Sundays.
She is efficient and brings great hospitality experience to our Cellar Door.
Judi is fully licensed to trade wines and liquors, manage licensed venues and manage and run the Queensland Wine Centre.
Briefly Judi has had a lot of experience dealing with people in many differing situations.
Apart from her licensing in the liquor trade, she owns 2 other companies, is a published author, public speaker and says she know 2 things ~ how to look after people and drink wine!
Her bubbly personality brings fun and a new level of service to the patrons who visit and are wine club members of the Queensland Wine Centre.
To add further to last month and the release of our NEW Harvest of Revelation Red!
The limited release still has a few bottles left but get in quick. Wine club members still attract a 20% discount and while stock lasts, we are also giving 20% off all current and end of stock merchandise!
Our showcase grape for the month of July is SHIRAZ!
Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from south eastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche.
Is shiraz wine originally from Iran?
URGENT URGENT URGENT!
Our syrah has completely sold out! Next Harvest expected in approx 4 weeks. Until then call in and try Golden Grove shiraz!
A classic example of a soft easy drinking Granite Belt Shiraz produced from 50-year-old vines. Deep crimson red in colour with a powerful nose of spice, blackberry, tobacco leaf and hints of cedar and leather. The palate is rich and full with sweet fleshy fruit up front, powerful chalky tannins and well integrated oak. Will cellar for 5 to 7 years
The wines called "Shiraz", come from French-rooted grapes of the Rhone Valley, with no known genetic connection to the grape varieties from modern Shiraz, Iran/Persia. It however borrows the name and style. Malaga wine (or sherry), on the other hand, is a direct descendant of the Shiraz.
Now when you come into the Queensland Wine Centre, please have a taste of our NEW Harvest Syrah! (delayed for 6 weeks) backlog in production.
When we talk of the different aromas, such as in this case ‘Blueberries’ they are NOT added to the wine. After fermentation the wine grape Syrah takes on differing characteristics.
Many people pick up different things. This is great, we all need to train our senses and in particular our sense of smell. 70% of what we taste is in our sense of smell. When you have a cold everything tastes like cardboard, that is why, our nose is blocked.
People often say, take time out to smell the roses, I say always take time to smell the wine!
The suggested food and wine match for Syrah – red meats, spicy pizzas, herbed sauces on red meat, turkey, smoked meats.
Don’t worry too much about all the fuss, just enjoy a beautiful glass of wine. The following words are supplied by the Butchery Canungra! This is a local to Tamborine Mtn village at the western end of the Tamborine Mountain Plateau. Canungra is nestled at the foot of Tamborine Mtn and is a historical 125 years old village.
The following words are from a recipe from the Butchery Canungra. There are many terms devoted to the love of ribs and they differ between beef and pork.
Beef ribs have two main cuts: “Back” from high up the rib cage with the meat between the bones (intercostal) and “Short” coming from the lower section with the meat predominantly on top of the bones. Being a hard-worked muscle, the rib cuts need a lower, and slower cooking method.
Impatience will result in something rubbery and tough.
July Month STAR Recipe for Syrah!
Place your ribs to cook over indirect heat from the coals or charcoal, not over open flame. Your toughest decision is a dry rub or wet sauce (“sop” sauce).
There is no reason you can’t have both. Texas style traditionally start with a dry rub. Popular ingredients include smoked paprika, garlic powder, chilli, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and even cider and whiskey! Too many choices?
Perhaps grab a ready made sauce and spend more time watching the stars. A baste or “mop” brushed over the ribs during the cooking will add extra depth and a rich glazed finish.
Grill up corn cobs and something green, then serve. Put those boots up. Marinade ‘em on, Grill ‘em up, Char ‘em on, Eat ‘em up. Rawwwwwwhide!
Until next month!
Bye for now. Judi