Recent News From Swanny Cellars
- 5 March 2014 : Panel Approved!
The Tasting Panel blind taste wine to ensure there is no bias. Copious notes are taken and a vote is put to the floor to determine which wines become "Panel Approved". Below are pictures of The Panel hard at work. Post Taste!
- 13 January 2014 : Christmas Eve at Swanny Cellars
The crew take a hard earned rest after a monster day with last minute Christmas purchases. We hope all went well over the festive season and look forward to serving you throughout 2014!
- 28 October 2013 : On The Vine – Spring
- 28 October 2013 : BYO Birthday Catalogue
- 18 October 2013 : What is a Saison?
“Saison” is French for the word season, a fitting term to describe this famous Ale from the farmhouses of French speaking Wallonia in Belgium. Due to warm temperatures, brewing was near impossible in the summer months due to a lack of refrigeration. The farm workers, however, were entitled up to 5 litres of beer each day to refresh after a [More...]
- 15 October 2013 : What is a Lambic Beer?
Lambic is a type of beer brewed traditionally in the Pajottenland region of Belgium (southwest of Brussels). Unlike the popular ales and lagers which are fermented by strains of brewer’s yeast, these beers are produced by spontaneous fermentation. Open vats expose the beer to the natural yeasts and bacteria in the Senne valley, giving the final product a very unique [More...]
- 21 February 2013 : Wine Tasting Events Update
Portuguese Wine Tasting 2013 Wine Tasting Events Update Book now for a Portuguese wine tasting with winemaker Michael Wren 'It's so much more than Mateus Rose' Wednesday 27th February 7pm- Tickets $15 See link above for more information Also confirmed is a South American Tasting on Wednesday 17th April. This coincides with World Malbec Day so you can expect some inky purple, intensely flavoured, tannic Malbecs [More...]
- 4 February 2013 : Can’t get enough Sauvignon Blanc?
Australians continue to buy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in record quantities. We are proud to stock all the leading brands and to offer something a little bit different as well. Next time you are in the store check out our range of over 80 Sauvignon Blanc’s from all around the world. From our recent tastings here are a few to consider: Mike [More...]
- 4 February 2013 : Swanbourne Cellars Listed as Top Tasting Venue in WA
newsarticlejanuary2013r The mercurial John Jens lists his favourite venues to taste wine in Perth... http://www.fullbottle.net.au/perch/resources/newsarticlejanuary2013r.pdf (If hotlink doesn't work, simply cut and paste into new browser window)
- 4 February 2013 : Carefully cellared and ready for drinking
Over the past week we have been curating our fine wine cellar and would like to share with you some of our top picks that are now at peak drinking. These exceptional quality wines retain great vibrance of flavour and have gained extra complexity brought on by a few years of careful cellaring. The following wines are highly recommended. [More...]