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Review: Quiet Mutiny 2019 Venus Rising Pinot Noir by Regan Drew

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https://vinonotebook.com/2021/02/01/quiet-mutiny-venus-rising-pinot-noir-2019 I’m in luck here with a sneaky pre-release of the 2019 vintage. The 2018 is still currently available and offers excellent value.Maraschino cherry, raspberry jube, lipstick, softer earthier influences of smoky beets tempered by roast walnut, stalky thyme, grated dark chocolate, rose petals and day-old orange peel. The palate initially supple and flowing before narrowing fine and tight. Scorched citrus rind, cherry flesh, tacky tannins, abundant youthful spice and a long herbal echo. Cognisant that this is a pre-release, my score reflects the here and now for a wine still maturing.RRP: TBAAlc: 13.5%Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)

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Review: Quiet Mutiny 2018 Venus Rising Pinot Noir by Regan Drew

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https://vinonotebook.com/2021/01/25/quiet-mutiny-venus-rising-pinot-noir-2018/ Quiet Mutiny is Tasmanian winemaker Greer Carland’s own label. Charlotte Badger is the heroine of the Quiet Mutiny story and the good ship Venus was the ship she took command of. This edition of the Pinot already has several weighty gold stickers on the front.20% whole bunch and 22% new French oak. Powerfully fragrant, deep and lifted at the same time. Showing solid “pinosity” with layered forest floor and chunky berry/cherry giving a liqueur sweetness. French oak delivery of cedary tones and highlighted with soft crushed kitchen herbs a touch of ground brown spice. There’s a boldness to the...

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Article: In the absence of festivals, locals are finding new ways to support producers - The Mercury

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From meet-the-winemaker dinners to gourmet food and drink packs to enjoy at home, there will be plenty of opportunities to support Tasmanian producers this summer. Drinks producers like winemaker Greer Carland are going back to basics to connect with customers after the cancellation of festivals and amid a slowdown in restaurant sales.

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Review: Quiet Mutiny 2019 Venus Rising Syrah by Mark Smith

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https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7011510/stargazer-eyes-national-industry-award/Quiet Mutiny is an exciting project from Greer Carland, formerly of Winemaking Tasmania and now the deft maker of Laurel Bank wines in the Derwent Valley. Born an raised there, Carland knows the district in intimate detail.In making this very attractive, fruit-forward Shiraz (aka Syrah), grapes from 40-year-old vines have been given kid-glove treatment to showcase the juicy vibrancy the variety can show in favourable vintages.Despite its deep, inky colour, the wine is eminently drinkable now, with delicious blackberry, blueberry and white pepper notes all playing in perfect harmony.

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Top Ten Phrases to Use on Talk Like A Pirate Day

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day is everyone’s chance to dress up and, well, talk like a pirate. What better way to celebrate the day than highlighting Australia’s first female pirate? In 1806, Charlotte Badger became Australia’s first female pirate. While being transported to Van Diemen’s Land aboard the convict ship Venus she convinced the crew to mutiny when the captain stepped ashore at Port Dalrymple (George Town, Tasmania). Charlotte then captained the ship on her mutinous journey.And here is the official pirate speech Charlotte Badger gave to the crew*: “Ahoy, me hearties, listen in. Raise a pannikin of Tasmanian...

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