A big welcome and a thank you for joining me in my new but really old blog. What do I mean by this? Well for readers of my other blog the Lonely Grape, you will know the format. So here it goes. Once a week I will write about wine, mainly regarding a McLaren Vale winery, wine producer or cellar door or all three. On other occasions I will review wineries from other regions or make comment about some wine related matter. We will also review new release wines under the Taste McLaren Vale’s half yearly release called the Backyard Shed Cru. I can now hear you ask – what about the Lonely Grape? Well this blog will continue using the video tastings under the Lonely Grape TV banner.

Thus I see no real format change, only a name change.

Now to ask for your help – to allow me to help you as much as possible, your feedback on all things Taste McLaren Vale – particularly feedback on improvements is welcome. So what is in it for you? Well for the month of October the best constructive piece of feedback will receive a $25 voucher to spend on wine from the Taste McLaren Vale web site.