QDR’s is shorthand for quaffing dry reds which is a Glug specialty. All drinkers have a need for a small batch wine which is inexpensive for occasions when the cellar of premiums should not be raided. Plenty of times we like to have a glass in hand when doing busy jobs and simply do not have a moment to reflect on the wine. This is the time to open a QDR.
The best ever were the first Orlando Jacobs Creek, the 1973 released in 1976 and the reply by Penfolds with the Koonunga Hill 1976 in 1978. It will astonish today’s drinkers that both were produced at a time when red wines were hard to sell as drinkers preferred white wines. Together they altered our perception of how good wines could be for a low price.
Glug does not make large volumes of wine, most being well under 100 cases. In this way they are handcrafted from a base of the major variety which is adjusted with wines from premium regions. Duplicating the pioneering QDR’s with exceptional value is the aim of the Farmers and Growers range which also includes The Smithy and the Wheatsheaf.