Court in the act in powdered wig & black gown, a simple lawya heading for the relic stage of life in love with the 2 blind disciplines:- justice & wine tasting & tread’n grapes barefoot!  Yes, the earliest wine press was the human foot . . .

 

Dancing in crime, wine & much more, I meander through law & the custodial egis, expounding felonious verse of hocus pocus truths in forensic utterances of lawpsided oratory, in obiter dicta of French & Latin tongue, eye of newt & toe of frog, of adder’s fork & blind worm’s sting, all in the name of fighting for people’s forensic absolution from sin & its eternal punishments . . .

 

. . .  while living a mostly rural life in the enchantingly beautiful heart of Australia’s top wine country, the spunky Barossa Valley in South Australia, the mother of all wine country, the dirt-mother in fact.

 

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A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. ‘Much obliged,’ said he, pushing the dish away from him, ‘but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.’ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1755-1826 (Paris) was a French lawyer & politician & gained fame as an epicure & French gastronome, “The Physiology of Taste”


 

The Barossa is rolling hills of magnificent gum-studded vineyards.  It is wine, big wine, the nectar of the gods & much more.  It is vintage. It is Australian history.  It is food, big food. Down-home family cooking. Slow cooking. Chef. Gourmet. The bloom’n lot!

 

Wine savant’s heaven. Foodie heaven.

 

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Is there anything better than wine soup for an old lawyer’s soul?  It’s like chicken soup for the soul only much better!

 

 

 

As they say lawyers don’t whine.  They wine.

 

 

 

 

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Um, that’s cheating.

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Er, peeking is cheating.

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And you can’t cheat at wine tasting/judging by peeking out from under the blindfold! This gentleman does it right.  (Image courtesy Murphys Atlanta Restaurant)

 

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Hey, ladies, that’s definitely not the way to exercise blind discipline at a wine tasting!

 

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Shinas Estate Wines (Victoria, Australia)

Have you noticed the law & justice theme displayed on some of the labels at Shinas Estate?  It’s a micro boutique winery in Mildura making handcrafted wines the traditional way.

 

Our wine-making secrets and method have been passed down through the generations.

 

A sample of the wines :

 

the Verdict Cabernet Sauvignon

the Executioner Shiraz

the Sweet Justice Moscato

the Innocent Viognier

the Guilty Shiraz

 

. . .  wines at their finest.

 

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Sweet Justice

These wines would work well at the office 🙂 a la

 

a verdict always,

 

guilty sometimes,

 

innocent sometimes,

 

sweet justice sometimes

 

all topped off with a little executioner.

 

. . .  of course, you can’t now be capitally punished in Australia.

 

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The Verdict 2014 (label)

The results are in and the “Verdict” (Cabernet Sauvignon) has been delivered. Like the Guilty and the Innocent, only a “lucky few will ever get to taste it”.The jury is no longer out – the Verdict is in.

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The Guilty

We opened “The Guilty” and poured ourselves a good measure. Sat back after a hard days work and took a good swig. After a few seconds we looked at each other, smiled, and quickly ordered a case. Damn good shiraz, and very smooth.

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The Executioner 2013 (label)

The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 55%, Cabernet Sauvignion 43% and Viognier 2% it’s produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine.The Executioner is a wine worth dying for, production is so small it’s a crime punishable by death.

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