LAKE BLUFF, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a few short years, Two Hands has become Australia's leading fine-wine producer, winning raves from critics around the globe. Now, a series of podcasts with co-founder Michael Twelftree is providing wine lovers rare insight into the Garden Series, the collection of six Shiraz that form the heart and soul of the winery. Which Garden Series wine has the best cellaring potential? Which one is the "dark sheep of the family"? And which is the most European in its elegance and structure? Joined by co-founder Richard Mintz, in "The Garden Series Experience," Twelftree leads listeners through an in-depth tasting of the wines to answer these questions and more. The podcasts are available now for downloading at http://www.terlatowines.com/wines/australia/twohands/podcast.asp. "We take enormous pride in the Garden Series because nobody else has attempted to do anything like it," Twelftree says. "To seek out great Shiraz vineyards in six distinct regions, to get deep inside each wine and bring out what really makes it unique -- it's been a huge challenge but loads of fun at the same time, as I think these interviews demonstrate." "Each of the wines has a long roster of 90-point scores," co-founder Richard Mintz adds, "but what truly excites us is the wines have verified our vision that Australia could produce uniquely interesting Shiraz from several different regions. It may not be as easy as making a quote-unquote, 'Australian Shiraz,' but it's a hell of a lot more fun!" The Garden Series comprises Shiraz from Barossa Valley (Bella's), McLaren Vale (Lily's), Clare Valley (Samantha's), Padthaway (Sophie's), Langhorne Creek (Harry & Edward's) and Heathcote (Max's). The Garden Series is one of three collections of wines produced by Two Hands. The Picture Series features perhaps the most approachable wines, combining the winery's quality standards with playful labels and humorous names. Meanwhile, the Flagships -- a Shiraz, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Grenache -- are produced in extremely small quantities drawn from the very best barrels in excellent vintages. Their mythological names -- Ares, Aphrodite and Aerope -- evoke greatness and immortality. Two Hands is represented by Terlato Wines International, which has a global portfolio of more than 40 brands from a host of world-class wine producers and presently markets more than one out of eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. Terlato, with more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world, is the flagship company of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company of several independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; France's Rhone Valley; and Somontano in Spain. The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks and Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Hanna, Rochioli and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Sanford and Tangley Oaks; California Appellation: Glass Mountain and Seven Daughters; Oregon: Argyle and Sokol Blosser; Italy: Baglio di Pianetto, Ca' del Bosco, Ca' Marcanda (Gaja Toscana), Florio Martinez Marsala, Gaja, Il Poggione, Kettmeir, Santa Margherita, Tiramisu, Torresella and Distillatori Nonino (Grappa); France: Champagne Bollinger, M. Chapoutier, Chateau des Laurets (Rothschild), Domaine Chanson, Domaine Louis Moreau, Josmeyer, Langlois-Chateau and Mischief and Mayhem; Australia: Branson Coach House, Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon and Two Hands; Argentina: Tamari; Canada: Peller Estates Icewine; Greece: Boutari; New Zealand: Wairau River; South Africa: Cirrus, Guardian Peak, Engelbrecht-Els, Ernie Els Signature and Rust En Vrede; Spain: Olvena; Switzerland: Xellent Swiss Vodka. For more information, visit http://www.terlatowines.com.
SOURCE Terlato Wines International