Growing Notes

Welcome to the Shiraz Republic’s Growing Notes. Here we keep you up to date with news direct from The President, Brian and President-elect, Spencer. This includes updates on harvest throughout the year, especially as we approach vintage, Rent-A-Row activities, events and more.

 

Brewing with 2020 Fresh Hops

Brewing with 2020 Fresh Hops

Using 2020 Harvest Ella Hops for our first ever can release.    In our final brew before the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns fully hit, we used freshly harvested Ella hops from Hop Products Australia for a special one of release. The beer, Fresh Hop Pils, is a...

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Oak & Wine

Oak & Wine

A discussion about the addition of oak to wine. The history of oak and barrels, modern methods of adding oak to wine and the difference between French and American oak.

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The Evolution of Rent-A-Row

The Evolution of Rent-A-Row

Our Rent-A-Row Wine Experience began over 7 years ago, but has quickly become a month and a bit long festival of wine - and has attracted attention from punters and media alike. As we go on, Rent-A-Row is becoming an an increasingly social experience - a true...

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