WINE TALK

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - FRONT PAGE - with ANITA

IT doesn’t mat­ter how many ad­vances are made in dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy, noth­ing beats the ben­e­fits that come from good old fash­ioned list-mak­ing.

While you may well be able to set re­minders on your lap­top, smart phone or watch, or avail your­self of the lat­est dig­i­tal di­ary soft­ware, the best kind of notebook re­quires a pen and pa­per.

There is some­thing about writ­ing some­thing down that helps it gel within your brain and no mat­ter how busy it gets, the act of cross­ing things out on a ‘to do’ list is in­cred­i­bly sat­is­fy­ing.

Even cross­ing out a list of en­joy­able week­end tasks can make you feel ac­com­plished.

I make all kinds of lists for both busi­ness and plea­sure and they’re of­ten done with a glass of wine in hand like Gap­sted’s Val­ley Se­lec­tion Caber­net Mer­lot.

The fruit comes from the King Val­ley and it’s been turned into an easy to en­joy wine which has the fresh, fruity aroma of wild for­est berries and black­cur­rant.

It spent seven months in Amer­i­can oak adding a lit­tle warm­ing, savoury spice to the mix, bal­anc­ing nicely with the black­cur­rant fruit, and there’s a pleas­ant smooth­ness and length of flavour.

This is com­fort wine - and while you could cer­tainly en­joy it with lasagne or roast duck, it’s just fine on its own or with some lazy cheese and crack­ers.

And you won’t need re­mind­ing to have an­other glass.

Visit the cel­lar door in Gap­sted and taste the full range, or go to www.gap­st­ed­wines.com.au.

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