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Monday 19 December 2022

By the Crate: cleanskin wines make a comeback

Are cleanskin wines about to make a comeback?
The very professional team at Fourth Wave Wines certainly thinks so, having just launched a new range of cleanskins made by Sons of Eden winemaker Corey Ryan that will retail for $10 a bottle.

Crate is being billed as "a sustainable, eco-friendly wine brand that focusses on the wine, not the packaging".

So all the info is on the screw cap and there is no paper at all, no ink, no glue.

The three South Australian wines in the range are available in six packs only - not as individual bottles.

Ryan says: "These are high quality, barrel-matured wines from some of Australia's leading red wine regions.

"Crate offers exceptional value and a zero-waste approach."

The three wines are all presented in environmentally friendly lightweight glass bottes.

They comprise a 2021 Coonawarra Cabernet, and 2021 shirazes from the Barossa and McLaren Vale. 

The news is all good. I’m very happy to recommend all three reds - which are pleasingly varietal and excellent value. 

I think the McLaren Vale shiraz is my favourite - but only by a bee’s dick. 

If you are on a tight budget then this is definitely a range worth sampling. Ideal for burger or barbecue quaffing. 

# UPDATE: I served these wines to friends on Christmas Eve and there was widespread approval - particularly given the price. 

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