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Press - 2009

The Independent
November 2009
Sip it Forward to a worthy cause

2009 Max Crus Cup Win
The 2007 Enchanted Path wins the 2009 Max Crus trophy!

The Atlantan
Nov 2009
Atlanta opera singer, Leah Partridge, hits the high notes of life while on the road, by Danny Bonvissuto Names Mollydooker Syrah on her list of “Partridge Hots”… click for the whole article

Philadelphia Inquirer Review
September 20 2009
Craig Laban of the Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the 08 Boxer

Check out Joe Hendrick's and Sean's video review of a 4-year vertical of The Boxer… A great review on how well the wines age: www.winesmash.com

Our Mollydooker Blend a Hand Seminar features in the November issue of the Hawaii Beverage Guide!

Sparky represents Mollydooker at the Wine Spectator's 2009 New York Wine Experience: The Top 10 Wines of 2008!

22 Oct 2009 DC Examiner - Silly names for serious wines, by Scott Greenberg Wine should be fun. And serious. But can it be both? There are some pretty tasty wines out there - and a few of them have some very clever names - proof that you don't have to trade in your sense of humor for a sense of good taste. To check out a few of my favorites over the last year, click here. And remember, smile when you drink that wine!

Dinnerreviews.com© presents Lunch with the wines of Mollydooker and Winemaker Sparky Marquis "…When Thomas Tremel of Trans Atlantic Wine & Spirits called inviting me to dine with Sparky Marquis (owner of Mollydooker Winery) at Michael‟s Genuine in the Miami Design District, it was a match made in Heaven for me. That was even before I had a sip or a bite! I was psyched! Mollydooker‟s wines have always fascinated me in the taste department. Combine Sparky and Sarah Marquis‟ fabulously tasty wines with their charismatically clever naming and innovative labelling, and I became a Sparky Marquis fan a long time ago…" read more

The Velvet Glove wins GOLD in the Heidelberg Labelling Award category at the 2009 Australian Packaging awards! Technical excellence takes this exquisite product to the lead, but it was the imagination exhibited by the designers that really captivated the judging panel...read more

20 Sept 2009 - Craig LaBan from the Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the 2008 Boxer

Interview with Sparky Marquis from Mollydooker Wines By KRIS CHISLETT The Jacksonville Wine Guide, Oct 6, 2009 On September 22nd, The Mollydooker Team (Sparky Marquis-Winemaker, Janet Gawith-Sparky's Mom, and Bryan Janssen-Mollydooker Business Development) rolled into Jacksonville, Florida straight from Southern Australia. After a left-handed handshake from all 3, and an extensive lunch, The Jacksonville Wine Guide got time for some questions for Sparky.

When two lefts make wine right By DALE ROBERTSON 2009 Houston Chronicle, Sept 1, 2009 When a grown man answers to the name “Sparky,” it behooves him to be ever cheerful and upbeat. So, after Mother Nature gave Sparky Marquis lemons during the miserably hot March of 2008 in Australia's McLaren Vale, you knew he was going to find a way to deliver ...

Do the Mollydooker shake By Tim Rutherford, Connect Savannah Aug 28, 2009 – Savannah, Georgia “...I've sampled 2007 Two Left Feet, a blend of 68 percent Shiraz, 17 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Merlot. It's a big, bold Australian wine -- but presents with much more balance than its bargain priced cousins. Spice is the key word with this wine -- on the nose, on the palate. A long, elegant finish makes it an enjoyable drinker -- and a beautiful wine for grilled meats or spicy foods. The 2007 Boxer Shiraz teases you with aromas of smoke and pork, then bathes your taste buds with a velvety layer of bramble fruits, blueberry and opulent organic characteristics. Pair this big wine with a bold beef dish, braised lamb shank -- or enjoy it alone.” The winemakers suggest doing "The Mollydooker Shake" before enjoying the wines. Here's how

On August 17 Sparky attended the Alzheimer's Assistance Foundation Fundraiser....read all about it here: "THE R-J GOES TO A PARTY: Alzheimer's Assistance Foundation has inaugural fundraiser"

2008 Boxer awarded 91 points by the Wine Spectator! “Bright and jazzy, offering an effusive mouthful of cherry, pomegranate and spice flavors that are as aromatic as they are long and vivid. This has density without great weight, and the finish keeps on going. Drink now through 2015.—Harvey Steiman (www.WineSpectator.com)

Nicks Wine Merchant's reviews our 2008 wines: ‘Displaying Sparky & Sarah Marquis’ trademark exuberance and opulence, the 2008 Mollydooker’s are an explosive collection of wines overflowing with flavour'....Read the full article here!

July/Aug 2009 - Mr America & Mollydooker feature in Exceptional People Magazine!

1 July 2009 - The 08 Violinist is picked as one of the white wines of the Summer in the Reno Gazette-Journal! Summer sips: Warm weather calls for white wines (and rosés!), Johnathan L Wright

21 June 2009 - 2007 Mollydooker, The Boxer Shiraz (McLaren Vale, South Australia) Dense purple; exuberantly fruit-forward black fruit aromas tinged with smoky oak and mint; thick, layered, round feel, the luscious fruit qualities completely engulfing medium tannins and sweet oak. My best from 2009's Hospice du Rhône, by Randy Caparoso

Velvet Glove receives Silver at the International Gallery of Excellence Awards - 2008!!

9 May 2009 - Grape Expectations, by Max Crus

5 May 2009 - Check out our feature in the Sydney Morning Herald!

Michael Bottigliero writes about the 2009 South Australian Vintage @ Mollydooker. Check out the article here!

The 2007 Blue Eyed Boy has been selected as one of the two best Australian Shiraz on the Danish market, at a big Australian Shiraz tasting conducted by the recognized Danish wine web site www.vinforum.dk!

The Carnival of Love helps raise money for charity at the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation. Read the article that featured in the Virginian Pilot April 2009

Clarence Life Feb 2009 - Grape Expectations by Max Crus Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz 2007, $90 – Perfect valentine, a whopping 16 percenter, thick and groovy and altogether a carnival of delight….

How to shake, er slake, that thirst, Brisbane Independent, Mar 2009 "The Mollydooker Shake, they call it. It involves giving a perfectly good, well-behaved bottle of wine a good old heaving about. They (Sarah & Sparky) are winemakers who are not only very good at thier job, but also, so as your reporter can tell, perfectly sane..."

The 2007 Carnival of Love features in Sino-overseas Grapevine & Wine magazine in China, February 2009

Designing labels with personality - The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, Jan 2009: "The series of five „Lefty‟ wine labels are retro, playful and personalised to tell a story about the lefthanded winemaking couple behind the Mollydooker brand….The wines have been designed to stand out on the shelf with their colourful illustrations and have been very successful domestically as well as in the USA market."