Support Prize Wines! Check out our ebook: This video includes a review of the surprising Ballast Stone Monster Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2011 from McLaren Vale, plus an extra bit on the end recorded while at Takeru City Restaurant in Sydney. You can find out more about this BYO Japanese Casual Dining restaurant here:Welcome to Prize Wines. A sporadic video blog about the wines I'm drinking now.Please bear with me as I approach this from a casual wine drinker background. I'm not a wine grower. I'm a social wine drinker. So my description or off the cuff comments may not cover all the nuances of the wine. If you'd like to add more to my description of a particular wine, especially if you're the wine grower, distributor or retailer please feel free to comment below.To keep updated on when further videos are uploaded, please subscribe by clicking the subscribe button at the top of the page.This review may not reflect the reviews of other wine drinkers and wine organisations I may be associated with and are mine alone. -- Thank you for watching my wine reviews.I've received many fantastic and appreciated comments from people all around that have found the videos useful and I have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of people watching them (thank you, thank you very much), so in 2015 I will return with more wine review videos.If you are a wine producer and would like me to review your wine for free, please click on 'about' on my channel and send me a message. I'll email you the address to post the wine to as soon as possible. If you find the video useful you are welcome to use it on your website. Videos are recorded with a Samsung Galaxy Note II mobile and are completely unscripted.I cannot guarantee that I will be able to review every bottle of wine I receive but I will endeavour to do so. If your wine tastes great, it'll definitely get a review. If it doesn't, I would not wish to upload the video in case I was just unlucky enough to get a bad bottle, or there was some bottle shock in delivery, or it had been affected by the heat.I'm not a sommelier so, in that sense, you can receive down-to-earth reviews from the point of view of a real customer who just loves wine.If you're an enjoyer of fine wines like me and you like these videos and would like to contribute in some way, feel free to leave a comment below on what your favourite wine is like. If you're interested in supporting the creation of future videos, please consider buying our ebook: Secret Sydney Bars Walking Tour Guide 2014: A Guide to Finding Over 37 Interesting, Unique and Hidden Bars in Sydney City, from The Rocks to City Centre. It's available on Amazon for Kindle. You can find out more about it here: (We make about 25c from every sale so every little bit helps!)I am now a member of the Wine Society - a not for profit co-operative representing Australia, based in Sydney. If you decide to sign up as a new member of The Wine Society, please quote my member number as your reference - 171607. Find out more about the Wine Society at:I also now have a Face Book page on wine. Early days yet but if you could 'like' it, that would be very much appreciated.Thank you for your interest in Prize Wines.