Two Hands Podcasts Bring Aussie Shiraz Regions to Life

With 'The Garden Series Experience,' It's All About Location, Location,


May 07, 2008, 01:00 ET from Terlato Wines International

    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
     "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.
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 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
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