Welcome to the Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx
"Real people, drinking real wine, with honest comments"
Our website is dedicated to wine drinkers all around the world. On this site is our collection of wines we have tasted since 1991 as members of the Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx.
Please note that the wines are not for sale - these are only tasting notes for your own research and enjoyment.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
The 2013 Meerea Park Shiraz has won our 2017 Wine of the Year. Supplied by Campbell and Sally this little ripper hit all of our criteria providing brilliant value for money and a great drop.
You can pick up the current vintage from Meerea Park for about $20 which if excellent value. It also won our Red Wine of the Year.
Saturday 30th July 2016
The 2016 Wine of the Year Awards was also the 25th Anniversary of the Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx. Awesomely hosted by Lee-Anne and Michael, it was a big one - very much a silver anniversary celebration.
The details of such a big night are quite murky but the big awards were as follows:
Thursday 23rd July 2015
As always many unusual and challenging events happen as we prepare to depart on our bi-annual wine tour. The earth tilts on its axis, fish jump out of the ocean, and that sock missing from the odd sock draw four years ago is found. This year we have the most snow fall in the Blue Mountains in twenty years.
Saturday 18th July 2015
The 2015 Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx Wine of the Year Awards were held at the beautiful Old Vic Inn in Canowindra, in central NSW. The awards celebrate the best wines tasted from July 2014 to June 2015.
Through-out the year there were many great wines consumed - from the very expensive to absolute bargins. Interesting... more
Saturday 26th July 2014
Sunday 1st September 2013
The Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx headed to the beautiful Barossa for their Biannual Away Trip form the Wine of the Year Awards. We had a ball and stayed at Barossa Cottages which was very nice and excellent food.
Highlights of the trip was tasting in Tscharke's underground cellar with Damien Tscharke. It was educational, entertaining... more
Friday 30th March 2012
The Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx have released a mobile application into the Apple AppStore.
The application which is designed for mobile iOS devices has the latest tasting notes for all wines that we have consumed since 1991. There are also entries on the lates wines tasted as well as any blog entries.
Sunday 28th August 2011
For this years Wine of the Year Award the Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx headed down to Yarra Valley in Victoria. What a great weekend it was!
It the carefully selected tour bus from Apple (or maybe Hyundai), the iLoad, Lee-Anne took the reins and we made great use of the GPS to visit the backstreets of Broadmeadows and finally... more
Saturday 27th August 2011
Tyrrell's Wines Vat 8 has won the prestigious 2011 Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx Wine of the Year presented at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley .
Thursday 18th November 2010
A new website displaying the weather for Merewether in Newcastle has been launched recently.
The site has instantaneous weather information for Merewether and also has historical weather available. For all you wine buffs out there you can figure out if it is worth driving down to Merewether... more